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Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Improving Academic Outcomes and Closing the Skills Gap in Indianapolis: A Review of Grantmaking Focused on Education From November 2015 to September 2019

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. A well-educated population is critical to the vitality of Indianapolis and the continuing global competitiveness of the city and our state. Unfortunately, too many K-12 students in Indianapolis do not demonstrate proficiency in core academic subjects such as math, science and reading. […]

Is it better to allocate state resources to Pre-K, K-12 or both?

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Early childhood investments like state-funded Pre-K targeting low-income students have received a lot of attention in Indiana lately. At the same time, state and local leaders continue to grapple with how to improve test scores and graduation rates in K-12 […]