Indianapolis Public Schools Begin Opportunity Culture Initiative

May 7, 2015, CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is launching a new initiative to extend the reach of its excellent teachers and teams they lead to more students, for more pay, within budget. With the support of Public Impact, IPS will lay the groundwork by June for up to six schools to opt into piloting “Opportunity Culture” staffing models, which reach many more students with great teaching and create career paths for teachers to join teams, advance their careers and lead peers without having to leave the classroom.

In an Opportunity Culture, teachers lead the way to change their schools. Opportunity Culture models use job redesign and age-appropriate technology to extend teachers’ reach. A team of teachers and administrators at each school selects and adapts the models to fit their school best. IPS pilot schools will create these teams over the summer, and they will work toward implementing the new models in the 2016–17 school year. Read the full press release…

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