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Indiana’s NAEP scores fell in 2019. What does that mean for Hoosier students?

Indiana’s NAEP scores fell in 2019. What does that mean for Hoosier students?

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education released the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card.” Indiana’s scores are disappointing and mirror the state’s recently released ILEARN results. In 2019, only 37 percent of Indiana 8th graders demonstrated proficiency in reading and math on NAEP. In 4th grade, 37 pe…
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Lessons from Switzerland: Could Youth Apprenticeship be the Answer to Indiana’s Workforce Woes?

Lessons from Switzerland: Could Youth Apprenticeship be the Answer to Indiana’s Workforce Woes?

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 only 43.4 percent of Hoosiers attain a postsecondary credential or degree, meaning nearly six out of every ten Indiana workers are not prepared to take on the majority of jobs that will be available in just five years. Additionally, Indiana employers continue to report challenges in filli…
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Grantee Spotlight: Newfields – Expanding Opportunity in Central Indiana to Interact with Public Art and Nature through the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park

Grantee Spotlight: Newfields – Expanding Opportunity in Central Indiana to Interact with Public Art and Nature through the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park

Ellen Quigley is the Vice President of Programs at the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation An interview with Jonathan Wright, The Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources, Newfields Background Newfields, a place for nature and the arts, is a cultural campus that is home to The Indianapolis Museum of Art, the historic Lilly House, The Garden and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. In Fairbanks Park, guests can experience woodlands, meadows, and the shoreline o…
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