The NISL Difference for States and Districts

NISL is more than a training program for school leaders. It’s a strategic initiative to efficiently raise student achievement at scale. NISL is a different—and highly effective—solution.

  • Proven Results

    The leading provider of school-leadership training backed by strong evidence of effectiveness.

  • Cost-Effectiveness

    To our knowledge, no curriculum or PD has been shown to yield higher gains in student achievement at less cost.

  • For All Leaders

    Effective for aspiring leaders, principals, school leadership teams, and district staff.

  • Common Core Support

    Beyond alignment–NISL provides the skills to lead the schoolwide instructional changes required by CCSS.

  • Sustainability

    Train-the-trainer model prepares and certifies staff to expand and sustain a proven leadership development program.

  • $11 Million in R&D

    NISL programs were developed by leading researchers and practitioners over a four-year period.