Tag: Teach For America

Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Improving Academic Outcomes and Closing the Skills Gap in Indianapolis: A Review of Grantmaking Focused on Education From November 2015 to September 2019

Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Improving Academic Outcomes and Closing the Skills Gap in Indianapolis: A Review of Grantmaking Focused on Education From November 2015 to September 2019

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. A well-educated population is critical to the vitality of Indianapolis and the continuing global competitiveness of the city and our state. Unfortunately, too many K-12 students in Indianapolis do not demonstrate proficiency in core academic subjects such as math, science and reading. In 2019, for example, only 28 percent of Marion County 3rd through 8th graders earned a passing score on both the math and…
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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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Does the Teach For America model work?

Does the Teach For America model work?

Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Can a young, 20-something who just walked off the stage, college diploma in hand, step into a classroom and, with relatively little training, effectively teach in one of our nation’s more challenging K-12 environments? Finding talented teachers for high-need schools is a perennial issue. While there are plenty of organizations working to address this problem, perhaps the most well known—and hot…
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