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In 2020, the Indianapolis eLearning Fund and the 2022 Indianapolis College Football Playoff National Championship Host Committee contributed $1.6 million and $800,000, respectively, in start-up funding to launch the Indiana eLearning Lab. The Lab provided a virtual hub for educators to access lesson plans and grow professionally, while also offering parents resources to help their […]

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Earlier this year, results from the 2019 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, also referred to as “The Nation’s Scorecard”) were released and revealed the following discouraging news: average reading scores of fourth-, eighth- and twelfth-graders in the U.S. declined from prior NAEP assessments in all three grade levels and remain troublingly low. Overall, only 35 percent of fourth-grade students, 34 percent of eighth-grade […]

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. By 2025, 60 percent of jobs will require some type of high-quality degree or credential beyond high school. Currently, 48.5 percent of Hoosiers have earned an associate degree or higher (38.6 percent) or a short-term credential (9.9 percent) – an encouraging increase […]