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April 15, 2013
Education Week contributor Tom Vander Ark hails The Mind Trust's work in Indianapolis as an effective strategy for transforming education.
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March 25, 2013
An editorial in the Chicago Tribune highlights The Mind Trust's Charter School Incubator as an effective charter recruitment strategy.
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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.
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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.
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January 23, 2012
A report calls for putting the district under mayoral control, shrinking its central office, and giving principals more say.
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October 23, 2011
The Mind Trust and the City of Indianapolis will spend $5 million to nearly double the city's 23 charter schools by 2016. The Charter School Incubator will begin granting $1 million each to three to five teams in June 2012, with the goal of seeding charter school networks to expand within and beyond Indianapolis
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February 3, 2011
National education expert Rick Hess recently featured The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreneur Fellowship in his EdWeek blog. Rick writes: "Last year, in Education Unbound, I addressed the critical role of smart approaches to identifying and nurturing problem-solvers. One of the initiatives I lauded was Indianapolis's terrific The Mind Trust, a nonprofit that does just this. I think that TMT is one of the neatest enterprises going today, and worth checking out. Though, more to the point,
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January 31, 2011
The Mind Trust was featured in a recent Education Next article about the impact of Teach For America alumni in the education field. The article notes how Teach For America alumni are looking for opportunities to innovate in public education, and the authors point to The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreneur Fellowship as one possible vehicle through which aspiring innovators can launch new education ventures.
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September 22, 2010
Indianapolis Teacher of the Year James Larson shares his thoughts about participating in the first ever "Education Nation" event sponsored by NBC News. Mr. Larson is a teacher at the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School and one of Teach Plus' Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellows. Teach Plus was founded by The Mind Trust's Fellow Celine Coggins.
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September 8, 2010
The Boston Globe reports on how Teach Plus, the initiative founded by Education Entrepreneur Fellow Celine Coggins, is training urban teachers to be leaders and sending them in teams into underperforming schools across the nation.
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