December 22, 2014
Next month, as hundreds of new mayors take office, improving local schools will be a top priority for many. Cities across the country suffer from lagging student achievement and high dropout rates, and elected officials know the role that education plays in the overall vitality of their communities.
December 4, 2014
A high-quality education, especially in early childhood, is vital to preparing our students to lead us through the 21st century. But the fact is genuine school reform is not about top-down mandates or more spending; it's about expanding individual school autonomy.
September 12, 2014
One of the biggest challenges facing America today is the lackluster state of the K-12 education system. More than half of American workers are not prepared for today's jobs and therefore are condemned to declining wages, with dire implications for the economy and for individuals' ability to thrive in a 21st century workforce.
June 30, 2014
An Indianapolis Public Schools veteran who turned around a failing school, a former U.S. State Department counter-terrorism analyst, and team of a businessman and school administrator were chosen this week as the first "Innovation School Fellows," who will get the opportunity to design and run their own Indianapolis public school.
June 25, 2014
Indianapolis has an idea. Chicago should try it.
April 15, 2013
Education Week contributor Tom Vander Ark hails The Mind Trust's work in Indianapolis as an effective strategy for transforming education.
March 25, 2013
An editorial in the Chicago Tribune highlights The Mind Trust's Charter School Incubator as an effective charter recruitment strategy.
January 7, 2013
The Mind Trust's Vice President of Education Initiatives, Patrick Herrel, was among 30 education leaders named to Forbes' list of "30 under 30" in education.
April 17, 2012
The Mind Trust's goal is to ensure every child in Indianapolis has the opportunity to receive an excellent education. We believe that dramatically increasing the number of high-quality schools in our city is critical to this mission.
January 23, 2012
A report calls for putting the district under mayoral control, shrinking its central office, and giving principals more say.