National | October 16, 2017

Innovation Network Schools in Indianapolis: Phalen Leadership Academies Takes the Lead

In 2014 the Indiana legislature, passed a law granting Indiana Public Schools (IPS) the authority to create Innovation Network Schools, a network of schools that operate under contract with a nonprofit organization or management team and outside of the district’s collective bargaining agreement. With the help of the nonprofit Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA), the network took on the task of restarting underperforming schools in Indianapolis. Today, the results are promising, and PLA aims to increase the network by two schools per year over time.