New Leaders Announces Partnership with Institute for Student Achievement

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Education Nonprofits Partner to Support Educator Practice and Improve Student Outcomes

New Leaders and Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) announce a multi-year partnership to advance school and district improvement through professional development and coaching.

 

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October 19, 2022

Today, national education nonprofits New Leaders and the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), division of ETS, announced a new partnership to further enhance ISA’s coaching practice, expand ISA’s micro-credential efforts, and integrate new technologies that will support ISA’s services to schools and districts. 

“This partnership combines our two decades of experience in training transformational principals with ISA’s wealth of knowledge in turning around underperforming high schools,” explains Michelle Pierre-Farid, National Senior Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships & Alumni Impact at New Leaders. “We are proud to do this work together and advance equity-focused leadership in our nation’s schools and districts.”

A recent survey found that 60% of teachers and principals are reporting high levels of stress, and one of the retention strategies schools are implementing is offering more professional development opportunities for their staff. Through these support systems, schools and districts will be better able to retain more talent and create stronger leadership pipelines for the future. 

“We are facing a variety of challenges in our nation related to educator burnout and shortages along with sobering reports on the impact of lost learning opportunities on students,”  says Stephanie Wood-Garnett, President of the Institute for Student Achievement. “Even with 30+ years of experience, ISA is always learning and innovating, and this collaboration with New Leaders will help us grow and be ready to better support educators and our nation’s schools.” 

New Leaders and ISA are committed to ensuring the success of all students in our K-12 public education system. In the past two decades, New Leaders has trained more than 8,000 equity-focused leaders who impact more than 2 million students annually and serve as powerful and positive forces for change in their communities. For more than 30 years, ISA has partnered with schools and districts to improve student achievement by transforming how teachers and administrators approach teaching and learning. With those efforts ISA has increased the capacity of schools and districts to support and challenge every student.


About New Leaders

New Leaders builds the capacity of equity-minded school leaders who are committed to the success of every child. Our leaders remove barriers to success for underestimated and underserved students, supporting students in fully realizing their futures as the next generation of great thinkers, innovators, and leaders for our society.

In 20 years, we have trained more than 8,000 equity-focused leaders—sixty percent of whom identify as leaders of color. Our leaders impact more than 2 million students in our K-12 school system annually and serve as powerful and positive forces for change in their communities. Learn more at newleaders.org.

About Institute for Student Achievement

ISA believes that every student can succeed—in school and in life—and that every educator can nurture that success. ISA partners with schools and districts to improve student achievement by transforming how teachers and administrators approach teaching and learning. Focused primarily on improving outcomes for underperforming and historically underserved students, ISA offers customized support to educators in two areas: teacher and leader coaching and professional development; and monitoring and evaluation services.  For over 30 years, ISA has impacted the lives of many teachers and their students throughout the United States. For more information, go to ISA’s website, find the Institute for Student Achievement on LinkedIn, or follow ISA on Twitter.