The Innovation Project (TIP) is a nonprofit collaborative working group of North Carolina public school district superintendents created to envision the future of education and design equitable, learner-centered strategies to get there.

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TIP’s work is driven by the themes of rethinking, reimagining, and redesigning public education. These touchstones orient the projects we undertake and the networks we build across our school districts and communities to accelerate and sustain innovation.

In 2020-21, TIP launched the Solution Creators Action Network (TIP-SCAN) to support our districts in moving from the COVID-19 crisis to lasting transformation through bold and courageous leadership. Our Journey Map shows TIP’s core commitments and our vision of the path forward.

TIP Journey Map


TIP provides space for district leaders to “unlearn” and rethink foundational assumptions about K-12 education that have shaped existing systems, programs, and policies.

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Our members work together to “see around corners,” envisioning the future of public education and bringing bold, visionary approaches to solving education’s most vexing challenges.


More than just visionary thinkers, TIP members work together as a community of doers, designing programs and partnerships to build a more equitable and learner-centered future.

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