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Mathematics teaching and social, emotional, and academic development

ISA’s work in the area of social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD) has been piloted by teachers and coaches in six ISA...

A Conversation: Glenville High School in Cleveland, OH

[caption id="attachment_7934" align="aligncenter" width="568"] Glenville staff members celebrating with their seniors at the recent prom.[/caption] Glenville High School in Cleveland...

A Conversation: Carver High School in Winston-Salem, NC

Carver High School in Winston-Salem, NC partners with ISA, and we recently asked its principal, Carol Montague-Davis, and her colleague...

Thank You, Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, several ISA colleagues reminisced about teachers whom they remembered from school. Here are a...

Thank you, Ms. Evans

When I was in elementary school, I had something special in my class that not a lot of other kids...

Social, Emotional, and Academic Development: SEADing the Path Forward

Soon, many young people will graduate high school and head off on a new adventure. Whether their journey leads to...

Collaborating to Empower Students

On March 5th, ISA president, Dr. Stephanie Wood-Garnett, and principal, Dr. Wachera Brown, shared the success story of Innovation High...

A Conversation with Leaders

Following our Washington DC event on evidence-based whole-school reform, we sat with three educational leaders to talk with them about...

Ten Principles for Changing a High School’s Trajectory

by Stephanie Wood-Garnett, EdD and Betty Greene-Bryant, EdD Note: This article originally appeared in The Standard, the Journal of the...

Writing: A College-Ready Skill

Writing is a vital skill in most workplaces in the U.S. Yet according to the most recent National Assessment of...

What Do You Believe About the Subject You Teach?

Math is often a student’s most dreaded subject. Students are sometimes told that you are either “math-minded” or you are...