The Public School Forum of North Carolina’s Collaborative Project, a 21st century initiative of the N.C. General Assembly, was a model of best practices in partnerships. The Collaborative Project brought together five rural schools systems, various professional organizations and the Public School Forum and the SMT Center to provide leadership development for teachers and administrators. The goal was improved student performance and increased recruitment and retention of teachers and administrators. With all partners working together and sharing leadership, the Collaborative was able to achieve remarkable results including an increase of math scores that equaled an additional 51 days of instruction.

The Collaborative Project Partners:

  • All Kinds of Minds
  • FranklinCovey
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • North Carolina Association of Educators
  • North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • North Carolina Teacher Academy
  • Thinking Maps