Category: Education

Grantee Spotlight: Teach For America Indianapolis – Recruiting and Preparing Educators to Lead the Movement for Educational Equity in Indianapolis

Grantee Spotlight: Teach For America Indianapolis – Recruiting and Preparing Educators to Lead the Movement for Educational Equity in Indianapolis

Ellen Quigley is the Vice President of Programs at the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation An interview with Amar Patel, Executive Director, Teach For America Indianapolis (TFA) Background TFA has a vision that all Indianapolis children will lead lives of their choosing and collectively contribute to a more vibrant and just city. As a leadership development institution, TFA seeks to develop collective leadership for educational equity, excellence, and broader systems change – in its students …
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Is It Possible for Schools to Improve Leader Quality?

Is It Possible for Schools to Improve Leader Quality?

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. High-performing school leaders have a substantial impact on student achievement. Studies that aim to isolate the impact of leaders on student test scores find that moving from a low- to a high-quality principal can mean several additional months of learning. And the impacts are larger for low-income students. But can schools do anything to boost the quality of their school leaders? Or are the trait…
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Indianapolis Has Made Tremendous Progress When it Comes to K-12 Education Outcomes, but We Have Much More Work To Do

Indianapolis Has Made Tremendous Progress When it Comes to K-12 Education Outcomes, but We Have Much More Work To Do

This week, teachers, school leaders, community organizations, philanthropic organizations, policymakers, and parents joined The Mind Trust for an evening of celebration and recognition of the progress Indianapolis has made in education over the past nearly two decades. The energy in the room was high but the message was clear: we have made tremendous progress when it comes to K-12 education outcomes, but we have much more work to do. During the evening, Former Secretary of Education John B. K…
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