Tag: K-12

Celebrating School Choice – “The Hoosier Way”

Celebrating School Choice – “The Hoosier Way”

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indianapolis has a long history of ensuring families have educational options that meet their needs. One perspective on this journey and how leaders statewide and in Indianapolis came together to expand options for students is shared in a recent piece by Robin Lake in Education Next, The Hoosier Way. The piece traces the roots of the school choice movement in Indiana, including the successes achieved thro…
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Indiana’s NAEP scores fell in 2019. What does that mean for Hoosier students?

Indiana’s NAEP scores fell in 2019. What does that mean for Hoosier students?

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education released the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card.” Indiana’s scores are disappointing and mirror the state’s recently released ILEARN results. In 2019, only 37 percent of Indiana 8th graders demonstrated proficiency in reading and math on NAEP. In 4th grade, 37 pe…
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Grantee Spotlight: Teach For America Indianapolis – Recruiting and Preparing Educators to Lead the Movement for Educational Equity in Indianapolis

Grantee Spotlight: Teach For America Indianapolis – Recruiting and Preparing Educators to Lead the Movement for Educational Equity in Indianapolis

Ellen Quigley is the Vice President of Programs at the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation An interview with Amar Patel, Executive Director, Teach For America Indianapolis (TFA) Background TFA has a vision that all Indianapolis children will lead lives of their choosing and collectively contribute to a more vibrant and just city. As a leadership development institution, TFA seeks to develop collective leadership for educational equity, excellence, and broader systems change – in its students …
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