Mind Trust unveils $5,000 incentive for nominating future school leadersDo you know someone with a good idea who'd love to turn around a troubled school in Indianapolis? Nominating them for a school leadership fellowship could net you $5,000., 19 Dec 2014 0:00:00 -0600Education Reform Efforts Must Focus On Expanding School AutonomyA 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., 4 Dec 2014 0:00:00 -0600Swarens: The need for confessionFor Fryer, our nation's critical need to close the achievement gap, especially among African-American males, is personal. And it's fueled his research., 25 Oct 2014 0:00:00 -0500Indianapolis Seeking New Batch of 'Innovation School Fellows'Fresh off of awarding its first Innovation School Fellowships"an effort to incubate strategies for transforming some of Indianapolis' low-performing and underused schools" the Mind Trust announced that it is accepting applications for a second round of hopefuls., 24 Sep 2014 0:00:00 -0500The Mind Trust launches second round of fellowships to grow great schools in IPSThe Mind Trust is accepting applications for the second round of its Innovation School Fellowship, through which the nonprofit equips talented leaders to launch high quality, autonomous schools in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)., 23 Sep 2014 0:00:00 -0500Liberating Indianapolis Schools From District ControlOne 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., 12 Sep 2014 0:00:00 -0500Three Fellowships Awarded to Create 'Innovation' Public Schools in IndianapolisAn 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., 30 Jun 2014 0:00:00 -0500How 4 educators plan to turn around Indianapolis Public SchoolsA native city educator, a former counter-terrorism analyst, a charter school operator and an academic dean are under the spotlight now as they set out to design new teaching models in a bid to turn around three failing Indianapolis schools., 27 Jun 2014 0:00:00 -0500The Mind Trust awards three Innovation School Fellowships to help top leaders launch high quality IPS schoolsThe Mind Trust awarded its first three Innovation School Fellowships to a longtime Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) educator who led a dramatic school turnaround; a former senior analyst with the U.S. Department of State who has studied youth engagement in entrepreneurship as an antidote to terrorist group involvement; and a team that includes one of the nation's best education entrepreneurs and a seasoned school administrator., 26 Jun 2014 0:00:00 -0500Could you build a better school?Indianapolis has an idea. Chicago should try it., 25 Jun 2014 0:00:00 -0500