Promising Practices Clearinghouse

The mission of the Promising Practices website is to promote practices that motivate, engage, and provide measurable results in North Carolina’s Public School Units. The Promising Practices Clearinghouse will support teachers, administrators, district personnel and any other education advocates seeking strategies that have been proven successful. Throughout 2022, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction researched, compiled, disseminated, and promoted practices for educators with the goal of improving educational opportunities for all 1.5 million public school students in North Carolina. NCDPI identified effective practices that improve student performance related to the following strands: Accountability and Testing, Competency Based Education, District and Regional Support, Human Capital, Literacy, Student Support Services, and Learning Recovery and Acceleration. Throughout 2023, NCDPI will continue to identify and elevate practices aligned to the Operation Polaris strands, with the Portrait of a Graduate Competencies as the overarching framework. The Portrait of a Graduate Competencies include Adaptability, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Learner's Mindset, and Personal Responsibility.

Promising Practices Questionnaire Guidance Document

Promising Practices Submission Form (Qualtrics survey)

Adaptability Spotlight

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Read more about an innovative approach to sharing teachers across the miles. The two districts are Clinton City Schools and Edenton-Chowan Public Schools, which are located three hours from each other. In the Summer 2022, the two district superintendents found themselves in a conversation about a few staffing needs, and the result was a shared teacher initiative. This approach is a true example of both districts’ ability to be adaptable as they worked to resolve a human capital need.

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