SOURCE: NASDAQ

March 17, 2006 12:00 ET

The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) President and CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2006 --


What:

Dr. N. Gerry House, President and CEO of the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), will preside over the closing bell to celebrate the opening of three ISA partner schools in NYC for the 2006-07 school year. ISA is also celebrating its recent grant, totalling $7,886,381, from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create 12 small schools and small learning communities in NYC and elsewhere.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, March 20th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA):

Focusing on improving academic achievement, the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) is a leading school redesign partner that facilitates the transformation of large high schools into small learning communities and small schools designed to prepare all students for success in college. Founded in 1990, ISA partners with school administrators and teachers to create and sustain intellectually rigorous and caring, personalized learning environments. Approximately 8,000 public school students participate in 31 small schools and small learning communities in 11 ISA partner school districts, located in New York, Georgia, and Virginia. ISA recently partnered with Union City Board of Education in New Jersey to create eight new small learning communities, slated to open for the 2006-07 school year, and has partnered with Atlanta Public Schools to design and open four small schools at the Carver Educational Complex, which opened in August 2005.

For more information, please visit www.studentachievement.org

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Erika Freed
    212-699-3696
    C: 917-359-7974
    Email Contact

    NASDAQ MarketSite:
    Stephanie Lowenthal
    646-441-5220