School Leader Institute:

Addressing Hyper-Partisanship With Deliberation & An Inclusive School Community


School leaders are being called upon to respond quickly to urgent questions raised by their broader school communities regarding equity, race, curriculum, and institutional responses to COVID-19. This three-day School Leader Institute is intended to provide a space in which educators can proactively identify their civic education goals so they are prepared to lead the charge in their schools and districts, and support students, teachers, and parents in these conversations.

From July 26 to July 28, 2022, educators will virtually come together from across the country to explore questions such as: How does the current political context and cultural climate impact my school? How can spaces for student civil discourse be expanded or strengthened to take up the complex challenges of the day, from racial justice to sustainability, with an eye to how multiple perspectives help the conversations? What types of guidance and support do our diverse faculty teams need to engage students with challenging social and political issues?


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About National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP)
    Please complete the information below to submit your application to the School Leader Institute. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. Applications are due June 15, 2022. Candidates selected for the Institute will be notified by June 30, 2022 and full payment will be due two weeks after notification. Please contact with any questions.



Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.