Opportunity Culture® Schools in N.C. Outpace State Results

December 13, 2018, CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— In 2017–18, while only 27 percent of non-Opportunity Culture® schools in North Carolina exceeded student learning growth targets, nearly double that—53 percent—of Opportunity Culture® schools exceeded growth, Public Impact® announced.

Opportunity Culture® schools in the state were also far less likely to fall short of growth targets—15 percent of schools versus 27 percent of non-Opportunity Culture® schools. With about 80 schools currently, North Carolina is the state with the most schools so far implementing Opportunity Culture® models to extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within regular school budgets.

In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Garinger High School posted the highest growth index of all high schools in the state, and fourth-highest overall. Garinger’s principal, Kelly Gwaltney, is in this year’s cohort of Opportunity Culture® Fellows. Read the full press release…

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