Mind Trust fellowship results in approval of first IPS 'Innovation Network School,' gives autonomy to transform under-performing schoolsThe Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Board of Commissioners this evening approved the Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) to start IPS' first Innovation Network School, a transformative, new approach to public education that gives traditional IPS schools new freedom and flexibility to innovate at the school level., 27 Jan 2015 0:00:00 -0600Lilly Endowment awards $3.4 million to The Mind Trust to recruit talented educators to Indianapolis public schoolsThe Mind Trust has received a $3.42 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to recruit and support 300 talented educators to teach and serve Indianapolis public school students, leaders of The Mind Trust said today., 26 Jan 2015 0:00:00 -0600The Mind Trust launches third 'Educational Bus Tour' of innovative, high achieving public schoolsThe Mind Trust will host its third in a series of "Educational Bus Tours," which highlight innovative and high-performing public schools in Indianapolis for local parents, educators and community leaders., 14 Jan 2015 0:00:00 -0600The Mind Trust adds former Indy deputy mayor to leadership teamThe Mind Trust today announced that Steve Campbell, former deputy mayor of Indianapolis and current small business owner, will become vice president of communications and oversee media and public relations, communications and new media for the Indianapolis nonprofit., 8 Jan 2015 0:00:00 -0600Let Mayors Authorize Charter SchoolsNext 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., 22 Dec 2014 0:00:00 -0600The 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 -0500