PD = Practice Deeper

At Project L.I.F.T., we pride ourselves upon the high quality professional development we provide to our educators. One of our partners in providing PD is CT3, creators of Real Time Teacher Coaching and the No-Nonsense Nurturer program. CT3 Associate, Nataki Gregory, works closely with our schools and shares how L.I.F.T. makes the most of every […]

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How Opportunity Culture has impacted me

Thanks so much to Ms. Stacie Bunn, a Multi-Classroom Leader at Thomasboro, who was among our first team members to be selected for Opportunity Culture.  She was able to make the position her own, and feels the work is incredibly meaningful. Read Stacie’s blog and consider joining our team. How Opportunity Culture has impacted me By Stacie Bunn […]

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Opportunity Culture, a Way to Move Forward

Thanks so much to Mr. Christopher Moses, a Multi-Classroom Leader at Allenbrook, who is grateful for the advancement opportunity afforded to him through Opportunity Culture.  If you want to expand your impact as an educator and stay connected to the classroom, read this blog and consider joining our team. A Way to Move Forward By Christopher Moses […]

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Million Father March – 2016

Join our Traditional Calendar Schools for the Million Father March on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, the first day of school! Project L.I.F.T. is joining schools around the nation in asking fathers and community men to escort a child to school. This national effort, inspired by The Black Star Project, is designed to increase male involvement in education, which has […]

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Back-to-School Tips

For scholars and their families who have not yet returned to school, here are some tips proven to be effective with our most successful students and their families. The five remaining Project L.I.F.T. schools follow the traditional calendar set forth by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and go back Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Re-establish a routine: Start sending […]

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2016-17 Open House dates for Aug.

Monday, Aug. 29 is the first day for Traditional Calendar schools in CMS. Save the date and join us for your school’s Open House! Allenbrook Elementary – Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Ashley Park Pre-K-8 School – Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9:00 to 11:00 am Ranson IB Middle School – Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5:00 to 8:00 […]

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What is a Continuous Learning Calendar (CLC)?

Did you know four schools in Project L.I.F.T. follow a Continuous Learning Calendar? That means they go year round! A Continuous Learning Calendar (CLC) is different from a traditional school calendar: it starts earlier, sometimes ends later and features breaks called intercessions, where students return to school for enrichment activities. Here’s what you need to know about the […]

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An Open Letter to LIFTers

Project L.I.F.T. was honored and unbelievably proud to have one of our own be selected as the 2016 Teacher of the Year for all of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Jordan Todd has been instrumental in advocating for children. She constantly encourages and inspires the teachers around her at Walter G. Byers Elementary. This is her letter to […]

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ITL Grows leaders

Thanks so much to Ms. Ellen Rayburn, for sharing these insights on how a unique structure called the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) helped her grow professionally. If you seek a similar journey, consider joining our team. ITL Grows Leaders By Ellen Rayburn MCL, Ranson IB Middle School The transition from classroom teacher to instructional leader can often be […]

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