ISA Blog and News

Our blog and other news items, such as our newsletter, highlight ISA schools and best practices at those schools and, more generally, at all schools. Enjoy!


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ISA’s May Newsletter

ISA's May 13 Webinar: Cultural Competence in the World of Virtual Education While the pandemic has disrupted our schools and...

Cultural Competence in the World of Virtual Education

While the pandemic has disrupted so much that we took for granted, such as our schools and the teaching and...

SEL, the Classroom, and Setting Students on the Their Own Paths

A tenth grade student works on a painting inspired by his study of the Harlem Renaissance. Photo by Allison Shelley/The...

Teacher Appreciation Week: An Unusual Thank You

It was the first Monday of a new school year, and as usual, I was dreading the back-to-school routines and...

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You, Mr. Speed

This past February, I attended a fundraiser for a community center serving a particularly challenged community. A friend is the...

ISA’s April Newsletter

Equity in the Era of Covid-19: Resources to Accelerate Learning (ISA's Dynell Kellyman helps her sons with school work while...

What ISA is Learning from the Research on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD)

  (The author of this blog post, Dr. Jacqueline Ancess, is the co-director of the National Center for Restructuring Education,...

ISA’s March Newsletter

Teaching and Learning at This New Moment At ISA, we're experiencing the unfolding of the pandemic as you are. The...

A Family of Learning: Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy

[caption id="attachment_8407" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Principal Reggie Hunt and teachers Melissa Currence and Jamila Neely[/caption] We asked Reggie Hunt, the principal...

ISA’s February Newsletter

ISA's Annual Winter Leadership Institute On March 3 and 4, ISA personnel and leaders from ISA partner schools and school...

A School on the Move: Newark’s Malcolm X Shabazz High School

We asked Naseed Gifted, the principal of ISA partner school Malcolm X Shabazz High School, to tell us a little...

ISA’s January Newsletter

Team from Former ISA Partner School "Imagines" a New NYC School A team made up of teachers and an administrator...

Mathematical Musings from ISA Partner School Carver High School

The math team from Carver High School in Winston-Salem presented at the annual conference for the North Carolina Council of Teachers of...

Reflections on 2019 – and looking ahead to 2020

Friends and colleagues, As another year has closed, the team at ISA feels grateful for the opportunity to collaborate daily...

ISA’s December Newsletter

ISA Partner School Honored with Statewide Award For the third year in a row, ISA partner school Glenville High School in...