The Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative (PAHSCI) is a distinctive school reform design – centered on “instructional coaching and mentoring” -- developed to improve student achievement and to spark effective education reform nationwide.  Formed in 2005 as a partnership between The Annenberg Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, PAHSCI represents a $31 million, three-year investment in high school instructional coaching and mentoring. Read more...

Are American high school students prepared for the 21st century?

Extensive research shows that today’s American high school students are not prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century. Evidence shows that high quality teaching can help students build the skills they need to succeed in high school and beyond.

Instructional Coaching Works

 “As a result of the coaching that our teachers now receive, we as students are performing better than ever in both the classroom and on statewide testing.  Students, such as myself, are showing a higher level of interest and understanding in the classroom, which in turn leads to better grades and a better overall education..."  Read more