Tag: Indianapolis Public Schools

Too Many of Indiana’s K-12 Students Lack Proficiency in Math and Are Unprepared to Participate in our STEM Economy. A New Pilot Program Aims to Help Solve This.

Too Many of Indiana’s K-12 Students Lack Proficiency in Math and Are Unprepared to Participate in our STEM Economy. A New Pilot Program Aims to Help Solve This.

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are crucial to Indiana’s present and future economy, and mastery of math is a building block for STEM success. Unfortunately, persistently low rates of math proficiency among Indiana’s K-12 students threaten Indiana’s ongoing economic vitality. We must find effective ways to address this alarming skills gap, especially for students of col…
Education

Our commitment to addressing racial and socio-economic inequities in Indianapolis

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The horrific death of George Floyd and resulting protests in our city and across the nation have once again brought to the forefront longstanding and deeply troubling issues of racism and racial inequality. The personal stories we have heard from people who routinely face discrimination for no reason other than the color of their skin are profoundly disturbing. We all have an obligation to…
Education, General, Health
E-learning presents both challenges and opportunities

E-learning presents both challenges and opportunities

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. E-learning has become the new normal for the foreseeable future, and that brings both challenges and opportunities that must be addressed strategically and in a coordinated fashion. As we continue to learn about the health and safety implications of the COVID-19 virus, it appears more and more likely that state leaders and public health officials will take a measured approach to allowing school buildings t…
Education, Health
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