The Innovation Project (TIP) is a collaborative working group of forward-thinking North Carolina public school district superintendents supported by a team of staff and collaborators.

As a collaborative, we approach innovation through an equity lens where we strive for every student and every community to thrive.  We ground our work in objective evidence while acknowledging the need to thoughtfully consider and implement promising, pioneering practices.

Our current projects are driven by the themes of rethinking, reimagining, and redesigning public education. These touchstones orient our approach to decision-making and guide our project design. We build networks across our school districts and communities that accelerate and sustain innovation.

New TIP projects emerge from rigorous analysis of research and national best practices, which inform superintendents’ collaboration in the design of innovation.

Our Impact in TIP Communities

School Districts

Million Children

Restart Schools

Innovative Classrooms

Recent Work

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