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Developing Mathematical Thinkers: Moving Students from Rote to Rigor

May 5, 2016
ISA’s math coaches are the key to helping teachers shift from an instructional approach that is often limited to student memorization of facts and procedures or knowledge of isolated skills. Read More

A New Story for High Poverty Urban Schools

March 7, 2016
The statistics below tell an all too familiar story that is played out countless times in schools and classrooms across this nation on a daily basis in the lowest performing high schools. Read More

New ESSA Legislation Places Evidence-based Reform Front and Center

February 11, 2016
With the December 10, 2015 passage of the nation’s new education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act  (ESSA), evidence-based reform is exactly where it should be—front and center on the national agenda. ESSA, which... Read More

June 2015 Newsletter

June 3, 2015
In this issue of the ISA Newsletter, we focus on why the ISA approach is a powerful whole school reform model. Also, see from a principal’s perspective what the ISA model looks like in action and why it works to create and sustain... Read More

April 2015 Newsletter

April 20, 2015
In this issue of the ISA Newsletter, we focus on coaching and its impact on teaching and learning, particularly in mathematics. As we work together to prepare students for college and careers, the need for rigorous, inquiry-based,... Read More