RESEARCH & REPORTS

As the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has worked to improve the education, health and vitality of Indianapolis, we’ve commissioned a number of research projects and studies to help guide our efforts.

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November 2022

2022 data show academic achievement gaps between Black and Hispanic students and their white peers have grown, due in large part to the pandemic. This updated report includes relevant data, as well as specific, actionable recommendations stakeholders can implement to reduce disparities and improve education outcomes.
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September 2022

Modern Apprenticeship is designed to prepare Marion County high school students for the workforce with paid, hands-on experience while also broadening the workforce pipeline by offering employers a way to meet current and future staffing needs.
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August 2022

To provide students and adults from low-income households with low-to-no-cost access to high-speed internet, communities must implement robust outreach efforts to build credibility in the programs providing the access, and they must educate those with limited internet experience about how to use the technology.
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February 2022

School curriculum increasingly requires computer-based learning, which is why internet access is critically important to students in the 21st century.
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October 2021

A review of racial equity in educational opportunities reveals Black and Hispanic children in Marion County are likely to experience a disproportionate and chronic lack of access to a high-quality education from birth all the way through college.
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December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on the importance of high-quality public health systems, particularly states’ capabilities to conduct contact tracing and vaccine distribution.
A realistic path to addressing racial disparities for Marion County students. Read the recommendations now.
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