Support for feasibility planning to develop and scale adult work-based learning programs in two industry sectors, development of a communications plan to engage stakeholders in the importance of work-based learning and post-secondary education, and an analysis of the State of Indiana’s career and technical education funding streams and governance structure; support for Ascend Indiana, Conexus and TechPoint participation in a convening of Indiana stakeholders working to design an employer-led, coordinated statewide system of high-quality “modern” youth apprenticeship experiences, as well as the development of a blueprint to pilot youth apprenticeships in Marion County
“Take Back” Events: An Important Way to Keep Our Children Safe from Prescription Drug Misuse
Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. It’s back-to-school season again. Parents and other caregivers are focused on ensuring their children start the year off successfully – encouraging everything from good studying and homework habits to participation on athletic teams or in other extracurricular activities. But are we focusing […]
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. […]