Helping Urban Districts to Become Great Managers of Teacher and Principal Talent

The USHCA develops, supports, and networks human capital leaders in urban school districts to drive measurable improvement in teacher and principal quality.  Through a range of services, we help transform a district’s human capital management function into a more strategic and integrated component of a district’s overall approach to improve student achievement.

“I would categorically say the support, information, and modules that we received from Urban Schools is invaluable. If I had my choice I would make it a specific requirement for every HR department in any school system. It is that valuable.”

HR Leader

USHCA Cohort 1 District

The Academy

We deliver a cross-district, dynamic learning experience for HR and human capital leadership teams in urban school districts to address mission-critical issues such as recruitment, retention, principal and teacher quality over a 3-year partnership.
Read the program evaluation report for cohort 1


Emerging Leaders

We are partnering with Education Pioneers and the Broad Center to provide a one-year human capital leadership program that prepares participants for urban system HC leadership roles.


We leverage our network of experts to provide targeted, in-depth services to support the implementation of human capital strategies, including HR assessments, benchmarking, coaching, process improvement and toolkit development.

Contact us for a HR/HC Assessment

Let USHCA help you assess your district’s current HR and human capital functions.

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HR STEM Assessment, Toolkit and White paper Now Available

Visit our HR STEM Resource page to take the Assessment or explore our HR STEM tools 


Download the White paper Reboot: Redefining Human Resource’s Role in Supporting Great STEM Teaching


Upcoming Events

The next Urban Schools Human Capital Academy will take place in San Antonio, Texas May 2-5, 2016. To learn more about the Academy program click here

USHCA is a Huge Success!

Read the External Evaluation of the Cohort 1 Academy. more>>