Arkansas Department of Education Expands Opportunity Culture®

March 14, 2019, CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— After a pilot year at North Little Rock Middle School, the Arkansas Department of Education has expanded its Opportunity Culture® pilot to three more districts. Opportunity Culture® schools use new roles—based on the cornerstone role of Multi-Classroom Leadership—to reach many more students with excellent, personalized instruction. These roles, which have produced outstanding student growth elsewhere, provide intensive support to all teachers, paid career advancement and a stronger teacher pipeline.

The school districts of Forrest City, Lead Hill and Lincoln are joining the Opportunity Culture® initiative—to which the state committed in its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan—with plans to begin using Opportunity Culture® roles in the 2019–20 school year. North Little Rock, now in its second year of Opportunity Culture® at the middle school’s two campuses, will expand to six elementary schools and two high schools in the 2019–20 school year. Read the full press release…

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