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| December 19, 2017
Expanded Support to Double Number of Local Principals Receiving High-Impact Training

Indianapolis – (December 19, 2017) Today, The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based non-profit, announced that it has received a $400,000 grant from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The funding will double the number of Indianapolis principals and school leaders who will receive next-level training and leadership development from the Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay), a nationally-recognized, nonprofit graduate school of education.

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| December 11, 2017
The Mind Trust receives $230,000 grant from Cummins to support launch of Innovation Network Schools

INDIANAPOLIS—(December 11, 2017) The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, announced today that it has received a $230,000 grant from the Cummins Foundation to support its work launching new Innovation Network Schools in Indianapolis. The grant makes the Cummins Foundation the latest of several Indianapolis-based businesses and philanthropies to support The Mind Trust

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| October 25, 2017
Want to be a good principal? Teach, an innovation school leader says.

A lot has changed at School 44 in just two years.

In January 2016, the elementary school for grades K-6 had suffered years of low test scores and failing grades from the state. It appeared on a list of campuses that could soon face takeover from the Indiana Board of Education. And two months later, that fate was forestalled when the Indianapolis Public Schools Board preempted the state and restarted it as an innovation school, with a new principal and new staff.

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October 20, 2017
Following successful first year, The Mind Trust renews partnership to provide next-level training to Indy’s school leaders

Indianapolis – Following an inaugural year that exceeded high expectations, The Mind Trust has launched the second year of its partnership with the Relay Graduate School of Education, a nationally recognized, nonprofit graduate school of education that provides next-level training and leadership development for educators, principals, and school systems leaders. With support from the Indianapolis-based […]

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| October 19, 2017
For Indianapolis principals hoping to improve, one program says practice makes perfect

Mariama Carson has spent 20 years as an educator, first as a teacher and now as principal of Global Prep Academy. But in all that time, she never found training that prepared her as well as what she learned over two weeks last summer.

Carson, along with 13 other Indianapolis school leaders, was chosen to be a fellow in a principal training program through the Relay Graduate School of Education. Almost immediately, she noticed a big difference from previous coaching she’d had: They practiced everything.

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