Kicking Off the New School Year: August Opportunity Culture® Newsletter

by | August 18, 2022

By Public Impact®, August 18, 2022

Welcome to all the new sites and schools beginning to implement their Opportunity Culture® designs this fall! Educators at 116 more schools—in both new and established Opportunity Culture® sites—are about to see their plans in action. It takes a lot of hard work, deep thinking, and extensive communication to bring these plans to life, and we at Public Impact® wish all of you the best!

These districts and charter organizations are either designing or beginning to implement Opportunity Culture® plans this year:

  • Houston Independent School District (ISD), Texas
  • Fort Bend ISD, Texas
  • Spring ISD, Texas,
  • Uplift Education, Texas
  • Nash County Public Schools, North Carolina
  • Thomasville City School District, North Carolina
  • Mount Airy City Schools, North Carolina
  • Winchester Public Schools, Virginia
  • Chesapeake Public Schools, Virginia
  • Cutter Morning Star Public Schools, Arkansas
  • Lee County School District, Arkansas

Opportunity Culture® Audio

Kicking off the school year with an effective communications strategy—in both newly implementing and established Opportunity Culture® schools—can increase staff comfort and buy-in with Opportunity Culture® roles. In Comprehensive Communications Strengthen Opportunity Culture® School , Principal Julie Shields of Bearfield Primary School in Hertford County, North Carolina, talks through how she plans communications to keep Opportunity Culture® implementation thriving over many years.

Shields had just begun Opportunity Culture® implementation in her school before Covid hit and knew she needed a strong communications strategy. Her efforts succeeded: In the annual Opportunity Culture® national survey, Bearfield Primary ranked in the top five for communicating its Opportunity Culture® plans and impact.

Read the full newsletter here.

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