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Is It Possible for Schools to Improve Leader Quality?

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. And the impacts are larger for low-income students. But can schools do anything to boost the quality of their school leaders? Or are the trait…
Education
Grantee Spotlight: Indiana Workforce Recovery Initiative – Helping Hoosier Employers Tackle Opioid Use Disorder and Support their Workforce

Grantee Spotlight: Indiana Workforce Recovery Initiative – Helping Hoosier Employers Tackle Opioid Use Disorder and Support their Workforce

Ellen Quigley is the Vice President of Programs at the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation An Interview with Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery Initiative Background In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery Initiative, a strategic partnership with Governor Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic. The initiative’s mission is to empower the business community by educ…
Health
Indianapolis Has Made Tremendous Progress When it Comes to K-12 Education Outcomes, but We Have Much More Work To Do

Indianapolis Has Made Tremendous Progress When it Comes to K-12 Education Outcomes, but We Have Much More Work To Do

This week, teachers, school leaders, community organizations, philanthropic organizations, policymakers, and parents joined The Mind Trust for an evening of celebration and recognition of the progress Indianapolis has made in education over the past nearly two decades. The energy in the room was high but the message was clear: we have made tremendous progress when it comes to K-12 education outcomes, but we have much more work to do. During the evening, Former Secretary of Education John B. K…
Education
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