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Making Virtual Learning Manageable

ISA's third webinar addressing teaching and learning at this moment featured: Dr. Keith Look, ISA's Senior Director for District Services...

Meeting the Social & Emotional Needs of Students, Educators, & Parents

This webinar examined the practical ways educators and parents are meeting the social and emotional needs of their students and...

In Action: Simplify. Pattern. Train.

Even with social distancing restrictions, Stephen had a great summer. He’s excited about the new 2020-21 school year but, like...

Simplify. Pattern. Train.

Meet Stephen. Stephen is in 7th grade. Under normal circumstances, he has six subjects to study during his traditional six...

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...