Education For All
Addressing Racial Disparities in Education
Racial disparities in education outcomes, also known as achievement gaps, are not new. We’ve known about the problem since it was first studied in the 1960s. Today, the gaps remain—and here in Marion County, where about 70% of Black and Hispanic students attend low-performing schools, they’re getting wider.
It’s past time for a change. The 2022 Education for All report lays out specific, actionable steps to help ensure Marion County becomes a place where all children have an equal opportunity to receive a high-quality education—leading to a better quality of life for everyone in our community.
Act Now to Close the Gaps
The gaps in education outcomes for Black and Hispanic students are at crisis levels. We are in urgent need of new approaches to address these disparities.
Data Come To Life
Our Community Data Snapshot allows you to dive directly into new data exploring student and teacher demographics, teacher retention, college-going and persistence rates, and degree completion, among other information.
Recommendations for closing Indiana’s education achievement gaps
Learn more about the education disparities impacting children and families in Marion County by reading the full 2022 Education for All report—and share our commitment to improving education outcomes in Indianapolis and the rest of the state.
Closing Achievement Gaps in Marion County
Watch a short video breaking down three key takeaways from the Education for All report and our associated recommendations for closing achievement gaps in Marion County schools.
Learn more about the education disparities impacting children and families in Marion County by reading the full 2022 Education for All report—and share our commitment to improving education outcomes in Central Indiana.