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

WRAL Series on NC Restart Program

Reported by WRAL education reporter Kelly Hinchcliffe and EducationNC senior reporter Alex Granados through a grant from the Center for Cooperative Media. This article gives some of the state’s lowest-performing public schools more flexibility to make changes in the hopes of improving students’ performance.

The Innovation Project visits Vance County Public Schools

Ann McColl, CEO visits with Dr. Anthony D. Jackson, Vance County Schools Superintendent.

The Innovation Project Visits Beaufort County Schools

Ann McColl, CEO will vist with Dr. Don Phipps, Beaufort County Schools Superintendent on April 13.



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