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the portfolio push
Updated August 21, 2018
With big names and $200 million, a new group is forming to push for the ‘portfolio model’
Several big names in education reform are teaming up.
July 6, 2017
As Indianapolis Public Schools looks to close high schools, 2 new innovation high schools win support
Four proposed innovation schools, including two high schools, got support from the Mind Trust.
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November 14, 2016
Mind Trust has big plans for Indianapolis schools and now it needs big money
The Mind Trust is looking to raise $32 million over the next three years.
August 1, 2016
One group changes its name, and another celebrates a big birthday
The Indianapolis-based group that is the nation’s foremost advocate for publicly funded private school tuition vouchers has a new name: EdChoice. That transition, announced Friday…
February 15, 2016
Tindley's woes, and CEO's departure, raise tough questions for charter schools
Marcus Robinson departs as the high profile charter school network looks to work its way out of fiancial trouble.
September 16, 2015
IPS will free up schools next year with the Mind Trust's help
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee want to give out money in Indianapolis Public Schools based on student needs and let each principal have wide freedom to make decisions.
August 26, 2015
The Mind Trust offers $1 million in grants for new charter school ideas
Indianapolis could eventually become the home to four charter schools that bear little resemblance to any school in the city — or, for that matter,…
August 13, 2015
Hannon's goal: Help parents make choices and give schools useful data
A unified enrollment system is not a unique idea, but Caitlin Hannon hopes this system will go beyond its primary goal of simply helping match up families with schools.
July 27, 2015
Mind Trust gets $125K donation to bolster IPS fellowships
Despite key losses, the group still plans to overhaul 9 IPS schools.
June 9, 2015
IPS boarding school among innovation ideas that faded
Two of three school ideas from the first crop of innovation fellows supported by The Mind Trust won't move ahead.
May 18, 2015
College Summit leaving Indiana after fundraising, expansion woes
A popular college readiness program is leaving Indianapolis after eight years but hopes to return some day.
May 12, 2015
Kenyan private schools inspire $100,000 idea for Indianapolis
The teams will spend the next year or two years developing ideas and could eventually operate an IPS school.
March 4, 2015
IPS chooses struggling School 103 as Phalen 'innovation' school
The school has been receiving extra supports over the past year since IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee labeled it as one of the district's priority buildings because of students' declining grades on state tests. And the school board voted last week against renewing the contract for school's former principal, Shelia Burlock.
January 26, 2015
Lilly Endowment gives The Mind Trust $3.4 million to expand Teach for America, The New Teacher Project
Teacher training programs Teach for America and The New Teacher Project could grow their ranks in Indianapolis by more than 300 educators thanks to a $3.4…
December 19, 2014
The Mind Trust unveils $5,000 incentive for nominating future school leaders
Do you know someone with a good idea who’d love to turn around a troubled school in Indianapolis? Nominating them for a school leadership fellowship could net…
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