The ISLI Grant
EdMICU was developed with support from the Innovative School Leadership Institute grant at Cal State University Dominguez Hills.
The ISLI grant was awarded to the School Leadership Office at CSUDH in 2013 in response to the growing concern in Los Angeles for under-performing, urban schools. ISLI gathers the leaders of 30 of Los Angeles' most under-performing schools and offers professional development training, coaching, and tangible resources such as books, school supplies, and lesson planning materials.
ISLI focuses on services that will aid in a "turn-around" effort with the goal of raising school scores within SARC, API, and LCFF reports. When all 30 schools have been turned around is when these schools are no longer under-performing schools, and hold rank among Los Angeles' highest performing schools.
Ingrained in ISLI is the belief that leadership is a skill set that can be taught and under-performing schools are a result of leadership that is uninformed about how to cope with the issues facing urban schools. The content of the ISLI program delves deep into these issues while emphasizing a commitment to diversity by practicing sensitivity to diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of the students within the school's community.
Click on each image to explore each ISLI school below