National | March 15, 2018

Indianapolis Education Reform Group CEO to Step Down

David Harris, who started The Mind Trust, the Indianapolis education nonprofit that has helped transform the city’s public education landscape in the last decade, plans to step down next month.

Harris said in an announcement Thursday that he was leaving as The Mind Trust’s CEO to become the founding partner of a new and yet-to-be-launched national education organization. He will remain in Indianapolis.

The Mind Trust has been a key player in the city’s move to become a “portfolio district” with a robust mix of charter and traditional district schools. In 2011, the group issued a report that called for a drastic overhaul of the city’s school system. The organization also recruited Teach For America and TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project) to Indianapolis.