The Global Prep Academy at Riverside 44 (GPA) Choir recently had a Black History Month celebration gig at the Indiana Historical Society as part of the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) 43rd Black Heritage Ceremony. And the choir’s 25 students in grades 2-5 knocked it out of the park!Read More
When it comes to reforming education, one local nonprofit that supports charter schools wants parents and families to have a seat at the table.
The Mind Trust announced Wednesday that it is establishing a two-year fellowship to develop a parent advocacy organization — and seeking candidates to be a part of it.
The goal of the fellowship is to empower families — particularly low-income families and families of color — to advocate for changes in their publicly funded schools, said The Mind Trust executive director Brandon Brown.Read More Link to Chalkbeat Article
Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo is stepping down from her role as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Community Engagement for The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit. She is supporting the search for her replacement. In the meantime, The Mind Trust’s Senior Director of Community Engagement Marquisha Bridgeman will oversee the nonprofit’s community engagement work.Read More Download Press Release
Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust, Indianapolis Public Schools and the office of Mayor Joe Hogsett have announced the fifth cohort of the Innovation School Fellowship. The fellowship aims to empower educators to design, launch and operate Innovation Network Schools within the IPS system.
The Mind Trust says the Innovation Network Schools are public schools that give leaders “full academic and operational freedom to innovate in order to raise student achievement.” IPS will have 20 Innovation Network Schools in operation this fall which it says have seen significant enrollment growth and improvement in student achievement…Read More Link to Inside Indiana Business Article
As Indianapolis’ reputation as an urban education reform darling grows, so too does the interest in a grant program to help educators launch new — and often experimental — charter schools here.
The number of applicants from outside Indianapolis vying for the Innovation School Fellowship, a one- or two-year grant program valued at roughly $200,000 a year, and a paved path to a charter from the mayor’s office, has increased each year.
The Mind Trust, the Indianapolis-based nonprofit that sponsors the fellowship and a key player in the city’s rise to national prominence in school reform work, announced on Thursday its fifth cohort of fellows who will plan and launch new schools into the crowded Indianapolis charter landscape…Read More Link to Indy Star Article