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EXAMINATION OF INDIANA’S SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM FINDS GAPS BASED ON STUDENTS’ INCOME, RACE AND SCHOOL TYPE

COVID-19 pandemic could widen disparities as tax revenues take hit, report warns. INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2020) —School-funding changes over the last decade have exacerbated inequities in how Indiana funds public schools. Students from low-income communities and public charter school students receive less than their fair share. Funding for students with disabilities and English language learners also is insufficient to meet their needs. These findings are captured in a report released toda…

RMFF RELEASE: STUDY FINDS SYSTEM-WIDE BARRIERS TO ACCESSING MEDICATION FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER IN INDIANAPOLIS

Addressing the confusion, complexity and stigma surrounding medication as treatment is key to expanding access and reducing overdose deaths INDIANAPOLIS (March 5, 2020) — Treating opioid use disorder (OUD) with medication has proven to improve outcomes for people suffering from the disease, but an analysis released today shows that while such treatment and related services like counseling are available in Indianapolis, accessing them can be confusing and complicated. As a result, many India…

RMFF RELEASE: $10 MILLION GRANT WILL REVITALIZE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM ART & NATURE PARK AND GROW ITS CAPACITY TO SERVE

Funding from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation will support enhancements to art, trails, parking, nature conservation and more at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park INDIANAPOLIS (March 20, 2019) —An Indianapolis art and nature destination will expand its reach and community impact through improved infrastructure, upgrades to enhance accessibility, and new art installations, all supported by $10 million from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The 10-year grant announced toda…
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