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Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Addressing substance use is vital to supporting Hoosiers’ health, education and well-being. Drug misuse can begin as early as middle school, which is why it’s critical to combat youth substance use before it starts. In 2018, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation launched […]

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. According to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21 appear to be having their intended outcome of reducing […]

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Earlier this year, results from the 2019 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, also referred to as “The Nation’s Scorecard”) were released and revealed the following discouraging news: average reading scores of fourth-, eighth- and twelfth-graders in the U.S. declined from prior NAEP assessments in all three grade levels and remain troublingly low. Overall, only 35 percent of fourth-grade students, 34 percent of eighth-grade […]