In the News: Column Highlights Public Impact, Project L.I.F.T.

August 20, 2013

Christopher Gergen and Stephen Martin focused their “Doing Better at Doing Good” column* in The (Raleigh, N.C.) News and Observer on Public Impact and our Opportunity Culture models, noting our work with Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Project L.I.F.T.

“The reach extension strategy has far-reaching implications for the way our classrooms are designed, our teachers are trained, and our budgets are constructed. It’s transformative work that is hard to do. But the allure of providing excellent teaching for all of our children while providing team-based development and well-compensated professional pathways to our state’s teachers is undeniable,” wrote Gergen, the founder of Bull City Forward and Queen City Forward, a fellow with the Fuqua Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University, and author of Life Entrepreneurs, and Martin, a director at the Center for Creative Leadership and author of The Messy Quest for Meaning.

Read our case study about the work four Project L.I.F.T. high-needs schools did this spring to create their own Opportunity Cultures in the 2013-14 school year, and a companion Q&A with one teacher about becoming a highly paid teacher-leader under the Multi-Classroom Leadership model. And watch this spot for the upcoming publication of a complete toolkit to walk any school or district through the creation of their own Opportunity Culture.

*No longer available.

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