The Broad Center for Superintendents is a national nonprofit organization established in 2001 by the Broad Foundation and then-Gov. John Engler of Michigan. The center’s mission is to make a positive difference in the educational achievement of children in urban communities by identifying, preparing, and supporting outstanding leaders to become successful urban school superintendents. The center is accepting applications and nominations for 2005 participants for its Urban Superintendents Academy, a rigorous executive leadership development program designed to prepare the next generation of public education CEOs. Participants retain their current full-time employment and attend the Academy for several weekends over a 10-month period. Fellowships, including tuition, travel, and all other program-related expenses, are fully covered by the Broad Foundation. Participants will attend seven weekend learning sessions on topics such as Using Management and Instructional Data for Decision Making.