Early Results from Initiative to Extend the Reach of Excellent Teachers

July 21, 2015, CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Public Impact has released early results and lessons from the first schools to implement Opportunity Culture school models, which extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring budgets.

All of the schools that implemented Opportunity Culture models schoolwide showed high growth in reading and math by the second year of implementation. Schools implementing the models gradually showed 42 percent to 70 percent more high growth and substantially less low growth in affected classrooms than comparable classrooms in the same and other schools. Student outcomes of STEM teachers extending their reach were the strongest overall. Read the full press release…

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