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DECLINING INFANT MORTALITY RATES SHOW PROGRESS, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE

DECLINING INFANT MORTALITY RATES SHOW PROGRESS, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indiana is making progress toward a critical goal of lowering our state’s infant mortality rate, according to Indiana Department of Health findings released last month. From 2017 to 2018, we saw the biggest decline in infant mortality in six years. The overall rate dipped from 7.3 of every 1,000 babies dying in their first year of life to 6.8 per 1,000 in 2018. That means 43 fewer babies died in 2018 co…
Health
Celebrating School Choice – “The Hoosier Way”

Celebrating School Choice – “The Hoosier Way”

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indianapolis has a long history of ensuring families have educational options that meet their needs. One perspective on this journey and how leaders statewide and in Indianapolis came together to expand options for students is shared in a recent piece by Robin Lake in Education Next, The Hoosier Way. The piece traces the roots of the school choice movement in Indiana, including the successes achieved thro…
Education
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

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. In 2019, for example, only 28 percent of Marion County 3rd through 8th graders earned a passing score on both the math and…
Education
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