The Innovation Project (TIP) is a collaborative working group of forward-thinking North Carolina district superintendents with a team of staff and collaborators. We ground our work in objective evidence while acknowledging the need to thoughtfully consider and implement promising, pioneering practices. New TIP projects emerge from rigorous analysis of research and national best practices, which inform superintendents’ engagement in iterative design processes. TIP’s work is driven by five overlapping themes: innovate, connect, empower, transform, and inspire. These touchstones orient our approach to decision-making and guide our project design.

Our Impact in TIP Communities

School Districts

Million Children

Restart Schools

Innovative Classrooms

In the Life of The Innovation Project

The Innovation Project Welcomes Durham County Schools

We are pleased to announce that Durham County Schools, under the superintendent leadership of Dr. Pascal Mubenga, has joined The Innovation Project. Our membership now includes a total of twenty-seven school districts from across the state of North Carolina.

2018-2019 Innovative School Visits

TIP is excited to once again offer visits to innovative North Carolina district and charter schools in 2018-19. The purpose of these visits is to support schools in TIP districts that are in the redesign process (including Restarts) by providing examples of schools using charter and charter-like flexibilities to reshape their approaches to teaching and learning.

TIP Partners with North Carolina Central University

Innovations for Developing Your Teacher Workforce
Thursday, December 7th
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
TIP member districts and our partners at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Education will convene for lunch and a planning discussion to explore TIP Teaching Scholars program innovations designed to attract, develop, and retain a strong and stable teacher workforce.



1017 Main Campus Dr.
Suite 2300
Raleigh, NC 27606


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