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

Market Share Trends, District Profiles, and Home School Directory Available on Simbli for TIP Members

The Innovation Project tracks state trends in where students go to school. Profiles are available for each school district as well as other useful information.

TIP Introduces New Team Member

Elizabeth Kolb Cunningham has joined the TIP team as the Innovation Strategist + Entrepreneurial Educators. We are excited to have her join our team.

Fall Restart Schools Collaborative Meeting

October 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More information to follow.



1017 Main Campus Dr.
Suite 2300
Raleigh, NC 27606


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