Institute for Student Achievement Session 2: Geared to school board members and superintendents

School, union, and community leaders will have the opportunity to get to know leaders of EdWorks, First Things First, and the Institute for Student Achievement. These are intermediaries that have transformed urban high schools to improve graduation rates in other cities.

This session will be conducted by Institute for Student Achievement.

Institute for Student Achievement (
The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) is the lead intermediary for the Gates $4.6 million investment to transform large high schools in Atlanta into smaller learning communities, but it has also received Gate funding to help schools in New York, New Jersey and Louisiana.

Seven Principles define the work of ISA:

  • College preparatory instructional program
  • Distributed Counseling™
  • Dedicated team of teachers and counselors
  • Continuous professional development
  • Extended school day and school year
  • Parent involvement
  • Continuous organizational improvement

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