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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