Opportunity Culture districts include:
Arkansas: North Little Rock Schools began using Opportunity Culture models in 2017–18 as a pilot for the Arkansas Department of Education’s statewide initiative to reach all students with excellent, personalized teaching. The Arkansas Department of Education is continuing to expand Opportunity Culture to more districts.
Baltimore City Public Schools: This Maryland district began implementing Opportunity Culture in 2019-20.
Cabarrus County Schools: Cabarrus County Schools in North Carolina began using Opportunity Culture models in 2014–15.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: In 2013–14, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools became the first district to implement Opportunity Culture, expanding to many more schools within the district each year.
Edgecombe County Public Schools: This rural North Carolina district began using Opportunity Culture models in 2017–18. Opportunity Culture was implemented district-wide in 2019–20.
Fulton County Schools: This Georgia district, which sandwiches the separate school district for the city of Atlanta, began using Opportunity Culture models in 2016–17.
Guilford County Schools: This North Carolina district, based in Greensboro, began using Opportunity Culture models in 2018–19.
Halifax County Schools: This rural, eastern North Carolina district began Opportunity Culture implementation in fall 2019.
Hertford County Public Schools: This rural, eastern North Carolina district began designing its Opportunity Culture plans in 2019, for fall 2020 implementation.
Indianapolis Public Schools: Indianapolis Public Schools, the first district in the country to include Opportunity Culture roles in its teacher contract, began using Opportunity Culture models in 2016–17.
Lexington City Schools: This small North Carolina district began implementing Opportunity Culture in 2019–20.
Maricopa County: Arizona’s Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent helped Phoenix-area districts implement Opportunity Culture models beginning in 2016–17.
Syracuse City School District: Syracuse, one of New York’s largest school districts, began using Opportunity Culture staffing models in 2014–15.
Texas Education Agency: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) made Texas the first state to support multiple districts in creating an Opportunity Culture, beginning in 2015–16.
Vance County Schools: This North Carolina district along the Virginia border began using Opportunity Culture in 2017–18.
Several North Carolina districts also participated in a pilot of Remotely Located Multi-Classroom Leadership—a partnership of the College Board, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), and Public Impact to create a five-person team of teachers in various N.C. districts led by a multi-classroom leader based at NCSSM. Learn more about the pilot in this “first look” in EdNC.
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For more on results from Opportunity Culture implementation in these sites, see the Opportunity Culture Dashboard.