National | June 30, 2014

Three Fellowships Awarded to Create ‘Innovation’ Public Schools in Indianapolis

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.

The Innovation School Fellowship was launched under Indiana’s Public Law 1321, which was signed this year. It allows the Indianapolis

Public Schools to partner with outside operators to run persistently low-performing schools or to share space with charter operators in underutilized buildings. The students who attend these schools will be counted as district public school students.