Accesswire, Thursday, April 14, 2022
DALLAS, Texas—Uplift Education is thrilled to announce that they have joined the growing, national Opportunity Culture movement to reach all students with excellent teaching, to help students meet their academic goals and leap ahead. Uplift has partnered with Tarleton State University, Public Impact, and US PREP to design and implement innovative roles that provide powerful support for all educators in a select group of Tarrant County schools. Funding for the initial design planning and implementation is provided in part by grants from the Fort Worth Education Partnership and Sid W. Richardson Foundation.
Opportunity Culture enables schools to reach every student with excellent teachers, while paying them more, sustainably, for their extra responsibilities, and helping all educators improve on the job and work collaboratively. Two independent Opportunity Culture studies-one looking at a Texas district-show large student learning gains: https://www.opportunityculture.org/research/.
“The Opportunity Culture initiative and its underlying mission–to improve education dramatically for all students, especially low-income students, students of color, and other students whose needs historically have not been well met-align with Uplift’s work in all our schools,” said Uplift CEO, Yasmin Bhatia.
“We at Public Impact are delighted to work with Uplift as they make decisions about how to use Opportunity Culture roles that can make a difference for students and teachers in their Tarrant County schools,” said Troy Smith, assistant vice president for Opportunity Culture state and charter initiatives. “As we’ve seen in the 500-plus schools that have joined the Opportunity Culture initiative so far, teachers love the support, and students see the impact on their learning.”