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| March 5, 2019
The Mind Trust hires educator Sara Marshall to advance talent work

Indianapolis – (March 5, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has hired Sara Marshall as Senior Director of Talent. She will support The Mind Trust’s mission to provide every student in Indianapolis, no exceptions, access to a high-quality education.

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| March 4, 2019
Kennedy King Memorial Initiative receives $10,000 from The Mind Trust to train 30 local teachers on the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth to Power Curriculum

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2019) – The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative (KKMI), an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, today announced that it has been awarded a $10,000 School-Community Partnership Investment from local education nonprofit The Mind Trust to provide training and curriculum support to local educators on the RFK Human Rights Speak Truth to Power curriculum.

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| February 26, 2019
The Mind Trust commits $1 million to make long-vacant P.R. Mallory Building new home of Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Englewood

Indianapolis – (February 25, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced a $1 million award to the John Boner Neighborhood Centers in support of the $36 million revitalization of the long-vacant P.R. Mallory Building. The Mind Trust’s award supports critical renovations that will make the historic near eastside factory the permanent home of two of Indianapolis’ premier charter schools: Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) and Paramount Schools of Excellence’s new campus, Paramount Englewood.

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| January 23, 2019
The Mind Trust seeks community leader to launch independent parent advocacy nonprofit

Indianapolis – (January 23, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced a search for its next Education Entrepreneur Fellow to design and launch an independent parent advocacy nonprofit organization in Indianapolis. The Education Entrepreneur Fellow will spend two full years creating a city-wide strategy for engaging and empowering Indianapolis parents to advocate for the changes they believe are needed to ensure that every student, no exceptions, has access to a high-quality school.

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| January 17, 2019
CREDO at Stanford University finds students who attend Indianapolis charter schools and IPS Innovation Network Schools achieve significant academic growth

Indianapolis – (January 17, 2019) – Today, Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released findings that, on average, Indianapolis charter schools and Indianapolis Public Schools’ (IPS) Innovation Network Schools are providing students with significant learning gains relative to traditional public schools within IPS (IPS TPS).

“Together, the achievement gains in Indianapolis charter schools and Innovation Network Schools confirm the promise of empowering talented educators in exchange for rigorous accountability,” said Brandon Brown, CEO of The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit. “These findings also contribute to the growing body of evidence supporting IPS leadership’s bold strategy of partnering with Indianapolis’ charter school sector to create Innovation Network Schools.”

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