Events

Evidence-based Whole-school Reform for High Schools:  The Truth is Out There!

While many urban high schools continue to struggle with weak performance and insufficient improvement, others are making notable gains and showing real success. Join the Institute for Student Achievement as we discuss evidence-based whole school reform in support of high school transformation.

On Friday, December 8th, from 9:30am – 3:00pm, our expert panel will share proven approaches to building high performing learning communities that graduate traditionally under-served youth ready for college and careers. Register today as space is limited.



Stephanie Wood-Garnett
President, Institute for
Student Achievement


Michelle Pierre-Farid
Chief Academic Officer
Cleveland Metropolitan Schools


Wachera Ragland-Brown
Principal, Innovation High School,
Jersey City Public Schools


Betty Green-Bryant
Senior Program Consultant, ISA


Fenot Aklog
Director of Research
and Development
Teachers College,
Columbia University


Carlton Jordon
ISA Instructional
and Leadership Coach 

EVENT AGENDA

9:00 am
Convening Check-in and Registration

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stephanie Wood-Garnett
President, Institute for Student Achievement

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Doing What Works in Cleveland, OH: Transforming High Schools, A Chief Academic Officer’s Perspective
Michelle Pierre-Farid
Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland (OH) Metropolitan School District

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Doing What Works in Jersey City, NJ: A School Leader’s Perspective

Wachera Ragland-Brown
Principal, Innovation High School Jersey City (NJ) Public Schools

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Using Evidence to Transform High Schools – Panel Discussion
Stephanie Wood-Garnett, President, Institute for Student Achievement
Michelle Pierre-Farid, Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland (OH) Metropolitan School District
Wachera Ragland-Brown, Principal, Innovation High School, Jersey City (NJ) Public Schools
Moderator: Betty Greene-Bryant, Senior Program Consultant, Institute for Student Achievement

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Whole School Reform in Support of High School Transformation: An Overview of the Research
Fenot Aklog
Director of Research and Development, NCREST Adjunct Associate; Professor, ITS Department Teachers College, Columbia University

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Using Instructional and Leadership Coaching to Support Comprehensive High School Reform
Carlton Jordan
Instructional and Leadership Coach, Institute for Student Achievement

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Closing and Next Steps
Stephanie Wood-Garnett
President, Institute for Student Achievement