In 2003, HBS launched an MBA elective course focused on entrepreneurship in education reform and cofounded the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This multiyear research project focuses on the management levers needed to create and sustain high-performing K–12 public school districts in the United States. These efforts have resulted in more than 30 case studies focused on adapting and applying management concepts within urban school systems to drive improved performance and on using entrepreneurial strategies to effect systemic change in K–12 education.
This course (formerly Entrepreneurship in Education Reform) explores the central role that education plays in our economy and society and is designed for students who want to take an active role in shaping the future workforce, bringing about a more equitable society, and improving the trajectories of our nation’s youth.
Subjects covered include: education and industry.
Subjects covered include: Charter Schools; Public Schools; Edtech; Entrepreneurship
Subjects covered include: Education Technology; School Models; Talent Development And Retention; Social Impact Investment; Customization and Personalization
Subjects covered include: leadership, performance management, strategic alignment, and strategy.
Subjects covered include: organizational change and organizational culture.
Harvard Business School, together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Boston Consulting Group, is bringing business and education leaders together to better understand how they can collaborate to transform America’s PK-12 education system. This report focuses on the current state of U.S. PK-12 education. It highlights the converging trends that make this a special, promising moment in education reform.
This report presents the findings of the first-ever national survey of school superintendents on U.S. competitiveness and the role of business in improving education outcomes in the U.S., including specific actions that business leaders can take to support transformative change
This booklet provides a practical approach for business leaders seeking to understand the complex issues involved in transforming PK-12 education.