School Closure and Student Outcomes: What Does the Research Say?
Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. School closure is among the most controversial interventions in education, and the issue is back in the spotlight with Indianapolis Public Schools’ recent vote to close or transition four high schools. The impetus for the high school restructuring at IPS is the low enrollment at these schools, which led to the district operating mostly empty buildings. This has imposed a financial burden on the district and spread limited resources even thinner. The hope is that closing or restructuring high schools into middle schools and concentrating resources at only four high schools will lead to higher-quality […]
Indianapolis eLearning Fund Announces Statewide Virtual Hub in Partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation
A collaborative of local funders and nonprofit organizations launched the Indianapolis eLearning Fund on April 8th in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation to assist Hoosier educators and families navigate the COVID-19 landscape.