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

TIP District Visits

Ann and Joe have been crossing the state to connect with each TIP District to determine how TIP can effectively assist with their strategic plans for this year.

School District Profiles

TIP continues to research and provide market share data to its members by district. Their profiles, along with homeschool maps and directories, and voucher information by county of residence are provided.


Granville Academy – Granville County Schools

This Fall, we visited Granville Academy to learn about their successes in creating a blended learning model. 



NCSU Centennial Campus
Partners I Building
1017 Main Campus Dr., Suite 1650
Raleigh, NC 27606


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