December 2017 Forum on Whole-School Reform

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. On Friday, December 8th, our expert panel shared proven evidence-based approaches to building high-performing learning communities that graduate traditionally under-served youth ready for college and careers.

Please note that the hyperlinks in the presentation titles will take you to PDFs of the presentation.

Stephanie Wood-Garnett

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stephanie Wood-Garnett
President, Institute for Student Achievement

Michelle Pierre-Farid

Doing What Works in Cleveland, OH: Transforming High Schools, A Chief Academic Officer’s Perspective
Michelle Pierre-Farid
Chief Academic Officer Cleveland Metropolitan Schools

Michelle Pierre-Farid, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Doing What Works in Jersey City, NJ: A School Leader’s Perspective
Wachera Ragland-Brown
Principal, Innovation High School, Jersey City Public Schools

Wachera Ragland Brown, Principal, Innovation High School
Betty Greene-Bryant

Using Evidence to Transform Schools
A Panel Discussion with Dr. Wood-Garnett, Dr. Pierre-Farid, and  Dr. Brown
Betty Green-Bryant
Senior Program Consultant, ISA

Whole School Reform in Support of High School Transformation:
An Overview of the Research
Fenot Aklog
Director of Research and Development
Teachers College, Columbia University

Fenot Aklog
Carlton Jordan

Using Instructional and Leadership Coaching to Support Comprehensive High School Reform
Carlton Jordon
ISA Instructional and Leadership Coach


Teacher Presentations included within Carlton Jordan’s workshop

Priscilla Camacho

Priscilla Camacho
Geometry and Precalculus
Priscilla Camacho

Joseph Fasani
Physics 1 and AP Physics
Joseph Fasani

Karen Perez
AP Economics, Personal Finance, World History
Karen Perez


Some pictures from our day: