An academy infused with Latino culture and a school focused on closing learning gaps plan to open in Indianapolis in 2022, joining the city’s expansive roster of charter schools.
Business leaders say focus must remain on racial inequality for years to come
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‘Deceived’: Indianapolis charter school pitch left out lawsuits, touted questionable college degrees
A Chalkbeat investigation found that the rosy charter pitch for Stemnasium Science Math Engineering Middle School painted over troubling details—lawsuits, financial troubles, questionable academic credentials—that escaped notice by city charter officials and The Mind Trust.
The sites serve as hubs where small groups of students are provided weekday virtual learning supervision and support at no cost to families.
The Surge Academy, designed by the Chicago-based not-for-profit Surge Institute, got its start in Kansas City last year. Its entry into Indianapolis is being made possible through a partnership with The Mind Trust.
The Mind Trust CEO Brandon Brown sat down with host Mason King to explain the group’s mission, its cooperation with Indianapolis Public Schools and how the new funding will help it ramp up its work.
The education-reform group, deep in its execution phase, is seeking to prove its vision is working for kids.
A new not-for-profit launched with funding and support from The Mind Trust aims to help focus the time of charter school leaders on the classroom.
Shannon Williams is stepping down from her longtime position as president and general manager of the Indianapolis Recorder to take a role with education reform group The Mind Trust, she announced Thursday.
Brandon Brown, the senior vice president of the group who previously worked under Mayor Greg Ballard as charter school director, will succeed David Harris as CEO.
The reputation the education reform group has engendered with its work in the city has spread—and therefore so has its donor base.
The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit that promotes education reform, will use the funds to support Innovation Network Schools and recruit school leaders.
The group is seeking to raise $32 million to fund the first half of its plan, which aims to double the number of students within Indianapolis Public Schools boundaries who attend highly rated schools.
Indianapolis’ cash-strapped homegrown charter school network Tindley Accelerated Schools is getting a boost from one of the city’s most ardent school choice supporters.
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.
Education reform groups are struggling to raise money locally, even as Indiana is recognized as one of the friendliest in the nation for school reform ideas.
Caitlin Hannon, a former Indianapolis Public Schools teacher who joined the school board in an effort to push for change in the district, has stepped down.
Brandon Brown has overseen the opening of 15 charter schools since 2012, raising the mayor’s charter schools portfolio to 35.
A combination of setbacks has caused College Summit, which helped high school students make it to college who otherwise might not have gone, to suspend operations in Indiana.
An Indianapolis not-for-profit is betting that a school reform plan with roots in Africa can help turn around a troubled Indianapolis public school.
The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education reform group, will use the money from the family of Wal-Mart Stores founder Sam Walton to provide more innovation school fellowships and launch more charter schools.