2019: Opportunity Culture Continues to Grow, Inspire

by | December 30, 2019

By Margaret High, December 30, 2019

Opportunity Culture kept growing in 2019 to bring excellent teaching to students and career opportunities to educators. Our 10 most-read posts in 2019 included educator columns, new districts, the hot topic of the science of reading, teaching residencies, and more:

Other new pieces covered a variety of topics:

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Public Impact hosted the 2019 Opportunity Culture Fellows Convening in September, an event bringing together educators who have achieved strong results and are leaders in their schools and districts. We published a series of posts highlighting convening topics:

Also from our fellows are five columns about various elements of Opportunity Culture, including excellent instruction, communication, and leadership:

Opportunity Culture wouldn’t be the nationwide initiative it is without all of its hard-working educators dedicated to improving student outcomes and providing support for teachers. Here are just a few ways Opportunity Culture schools and educators have been recognized for the change they’ve created:

Here’s to another exciting, inspiring, student-centered Opportunity Culture year!

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