| May 24, 2018
Educators Picked To Design 4 More ‘Innovation’ Schools For Indianapolis Public Schools

Four more schools are in the pipeline to become Indianapolis innovation schools.

Local education reform group The Mind Trust announced Thursday the next batch of educators for its school design fellowship. Completion of the one-to-two-year program could result in the Indianapolis Public Schools Board granting the fellow a contract to either start a new school or restart a failing school.

IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee says school leaders at the so-called Innovation Network Schools are given the power to run schools independently.

“Because I believe we have one of the most aggressive strategies for chronically low performing schools,” Ferebee said Thursday. “The fellowship has been an opportunity to invest in schools and communities that are struggling…”

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| May 24, 2018
Four school leaders hope to bring innovative ideas to Indianapolis education

Hoping to jumpstart innovation in Indianapolis education, four experienced educators will spend a year or more developing new models for schools.

The educators were chosen from among 39 applicants for fellowships from the Mind Trust, a nonprofit that supports district-charter partnerships. This is the fifth round of innovation fellowships, which give leaders one to two years to prepare to launch or takeover schools in Indianapolis Public Schools.

The fellowship includes an annual salary of about $100,000, benefits, and support for creating new schools, such as visits to other schools, training, and legal assistance. The package for each fellow is worth approximately $200,000 per year…

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| May 17, 2018
The Mind Trust’s new CEO pledges to listen to critics and look to parents to lead changes

Now, as the incoming CEO, Brown has said The Mind Trust will “stay the course” that Harris set. But in an interview with Chalkbeat last month, Brown also hinted at what we can expect from his leadership, and at lessons learned over the 12-year history of The Mind Trust.

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, | May 11, 2018
The Mind Trust gives start-up award to Allegiant Prep Charter School

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, awarded a $100,000 Implementation Award to Allegiant Preparatory Academy Charter School. The award will help offset start-up costs as the school prepares to open this fall.

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, | May 8, 2018
The Mind Trust selects 27 local school leaders for national fellowship

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has announced its second cohort of Indianapolis school leaders who will attend Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principals Academy Fellowship. Relay is a nationally-recognized graduate school of education that provides next-level training and leadership development to school leaders across the country.

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