TIP Early Learning Network

Beginning in the fall of 2018, TIP will support an inter-district network focused on redesigning learning environments to better address the early learning needs of vulnerable students. The network is made possible by a generous three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

TIP is thrilled to partner with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at N.C. State to lead Network school principals and school design teams through an intensive process to define learner-centered goals and strategies to improve early learning outcomes. Principals will also participate in leadership development activities specifically designed to prepare them for the unique opportunities and challenges of running innovative, entrepreneurial schools. Finally, TIP staff will work closely with superintendents and district leaders to structure their local leadership efforts to support and empower principals and school teams.

The network is open to elementary schools in TIP member districts. The application is available here and must be completed by the school’s principal by Wednesday, August 8, by 5:00 p.m. for the school to be considered for inclusion in the 2018-19 cohort. The roster of 2018-19 cohort schools will be announced on or before Wednesday, August 15. A PDF sample copy of the application is available here so applicants can review the questions before completing the online form.

For a two-page Network Overview and list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here. This document will be updated as additional questions are received and answered.

We have also prepared a 20-minute video overview of the Network with our partners at the Friday Institute, which can be viewed here.

If you have additional questions, please contact Joe Ableidinger, TIP’s Chief Program Officer + Director of Innovation, or Stacey Shumake, TIP’s Project Strategist.


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