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

Education Matters: Innovative Public Schools

While school choice and education privatization grab headlines and generate a great deal of activity in the N.C. General Assembly, there’s a wide array of innovative and transformative efforts are quietly underway at public schools across the state. Rowan-Salsibury Schools Superintendent, Dr. Lynn Moody and TIP CEO, Ann McColl were featured on “Education Matters.”

Weather Report

The Innovation Project implemented research in order to learn about storm impact in TIP districts that were declared disaster areas.


Education Matters: Weather-related Disruptions to Learning

Dr. Mike Ward and Dr. Meghan Doyle discuss major storms affect schools in North Carolina and how we can better prepare for the next ones on this issue of Education Matters that aired on WRAL-TV on Saturday, August 31.

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