Application open for 2024 Raising School Leaders Program

The application for the 2024 cohort of the Raising School Leaders program, an initiative designed to develop stronger school leaders who will enhance the quality of education across Texas, is now open.

Principals serving Texas public schools selected for the program will attend the Achieving Excellence: Leadership Development for Principals institute, a weeklong summer institute at the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The professional development summer course is taught in Cambridge, Massachusetts by faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

This year the program is geared toward Texas principals from rural and/or small districts. The application closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CST on March 15. 

Since 2008, the Charles Butt Foundation has sponsored more than 1,500 principals across the state to attend training at Harvard. Expenses covered for attendees include tuition, travel, hotel, and other discretionary costs.