Some impressive rates of student growth have been reported for 2015-16: 62% of CMS Opportunity Culture schools exceeded student growth expectations. This compares to 51% of non-Opportunity Culture schools in the district. Opportunity Culture is a school distributive leadership model where teacher-leaders provide in-depth coaching to fellow teachers, and strong teachers reach more students. Opportunity Culture was first launch in Project LIFT, a turnaround initiative in nine schools in West Charlotte, and now 30 additional schools across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district are participating.
“We’re pleased about these results, but also committed to improving Opportunity Culture further.„
N.C. Opportunity Culture schools beat state rates of student growth
Article published on EdNC.org
Authored by: Public Impact
In 2013, The Belk Foundation invested $505,000 to implement Opportunity Culture throughout CMS.
What Could You Do in an Opportunity Culture? (2016) from Public Impact on Vimeo.