Pinnacle Partners Inc. has sued the charter school operator for allegedly failing to pay its $15,000 finder's fee for placing a staff accountant. Tindley recently missed ambitious enrollment targets, creating a cash crunch.
Five years ago, Lawrence Township became one of the first districts in the nation to convert all of its elementary schools into magnet schools. Today, few parents are exercising choice—at most schools, 90 percent of students come from the surrounding neighborhood.
The Mind Trust education reform group will receive $3 million more from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to launch new public schools, attract teachers to Indianapolis and advance changes in K-12 schools.