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The Opioid Epidemic is Getting Worse—What Can We Do?

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. From July 2016 to September 2017, Indiana’s emergency departments saw a 35 percent increase in opioid overdoses, according to data released this month from the CDC. The most dramatic increases occurred in metropolitan areas like Indianapolis. These numbers indicate that […]

Almost Half of Indiana Students Failed the ISTEP+. Can We Blame These Results On a Flawed State Test?

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. This week, ISTEP+ results for the 2016-17 school year were released, and the figures are deeply troubling. Consistent with last year, only 51% of Hoosier students in Grades 3-8 passed both the Math and English/Language Arts (ELA) portions of the ISTEP+. The […]