June 1, 2023, CARRBORO, N.C.—Public Impact has released its Opportunity Culture Dashboard update, showing the expansion of the national Opportunity Culture initiative to 11 states and more than 150,000 students and 5,400 teachers. The dashboard annually updates progress of the initiative, which aims to help schools reach all students with excellent teaching, consistently, and all […]
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research, May 2023 In its May 2023 newsletter, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research highlighted Public Impact’s recent brief, How Innovative Staffing Can Address Teacher Shortages, Permanently—and Boost Learning, as a resource for promoting teacher retention. The brief […]
Staffing shortages have plagued some schools for decades. How can innovative staffing designs help—and boost learning?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 22, 2022, by Maureen Downey A new report echoes what Georgia educators have long lamented: Teaching has lost its luster. The working paper from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University charts the state of the U.S. K-12 teaching profession over the last half century by examining prestige, interest among students, preparation for […]
WestEd, September 27, 2022 Recruiting and retaining teachers is fundamental to supporting learning recovery. In this Q&A, Gretchen Weber, Senior Managing Director at WestEd, responds to questions many communities are asking about how to address the teacher shortage crisis. … Opportunity Culture model is another example of differentiated staffing, where the roles of teachers are restructured to extend […]
Indianapolis Business Journal, August 12, 2022 by Claire Fiddian-Green Indiana, like the rest of the nation, is grappling with a shortage of teachers. Although shortages are more acute today due to the impact of COVID-19 on labor markets, this challenge has existed for decades. Addressing teacher shortages for the long term will require us to rethink […]
Education Week, July 20, 2022, by Irene Chen and Stephanie Banchero The last few years have taken a toll on our teachers. The COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing cultural divisions, and the Uvalde, Texas, massacre all weigh heavily. Morale is at an all-time low. Now is the time to rethink the teaching profession. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some districts […]
Eleven school districts and a charter management organization in Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Arkansas are the latest to join the national Opportunity Culture initiative, led by Public Impact, which extends the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring budgets. Some sites also include yearlong, paid residencies […]
As districts seek innovations to bolster student academics and bring support and joy to students and teachers, the Opportunity Culture model continues to spread and produce results, even in another challenging pandemic year. Each year, Public Impact analyzes Opportunity Culture data to improve its materials and its work with schools and districts. With the overarching […]
This edition of our newsletter features a look at the 2021–22 Opportunity Culture Data Dashboard; the announcement of eleven new Opportunity Culture sites in Arkansas, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia; and more.
May 12, 2022, CHAPEL Hill, N.C.—Eleven school districts and a charter management organization in Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Arkansas are the latest to join the national Opportunity Culture initiative, led by Public Impact, which extends the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring budgets. Some sites […]
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 […]