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

Homeschool Partnership Disruptors and Connectors

TIP has hosted several webinars to discuss the recent findings regarding disruptors and connector opportunities available in the education landscape. Detailed information has been presented on reimagining relationships and learning about various homeschool initiatives. Additional information is available for our members on Simbli.

Developing Strategies for Responding to Childhood Trauma

TIP will hold a full-day workshop to support TIP members in developing strategies for responding to childhood trauma in their schools and communities. The event will be held on Thursday, March 21, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We are grateful to Rowan-Salisbury Schools for hosting this event. Registration is required.

TIP Winter Membership Meeting

We look forward to the upcoming membership meeting on February 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The meeting is designed to be highly interactive and will include conversations and activities focused on key TIP initiatives. We also will share critical information on the changing landscape in education and communication strategies based on work commissioned by TIP.



1017 Main Campus Dr.
Suite 2300
Raleigh, NC 27606


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