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The Mind Trust
August 1, 2018
These Indianapolis charter schools have proven track records. Now, they want to expand
The Mind Trust announced $1 million in fellowships Wednesday to replicate established local charter schools.
May 17, 2018
The Mind Trust’s new CEO pledges to listen to critics and look to parents to lead changes
"We have much more to do in this regard and need to have the humility to not be afraid to empower parents," said Brandon Brown, the new CEO of The Mind Trust.
Movers and shakers
March 15, 2018
The Mind Trust shaped Indy’s charter scene. Now founder David Harris is going national.
Harris leaves The Mind Trust after 11 years.
February 15, 2018
This network of Montessori ‘micro-schools’ is bringing a new charter concept to Indiana
But first Wildflower Schools has to solve a number of challenges.
February 8, 2018
Ousted from Detroit and Newark, turnaround operator Matchbook could get a fresh start in Indianapolis
The network uses Spark, a software tool that aims to help ordinary teachers achieve the same results as extraordinary ones.
inside the playbook
December 6, 2017
A ‘portfolio’ of schools? How a nationwide effort to disrupt urban school districts is gaining traction
From Atlanta to Cincinnati to Oakland, a loosely connected network of nonprofit groups is working to reshape the way their school districts function.
November 17, 2017
David Osborne wants more cities to run their schools like Indianapolis, but locals say that won’t be easy.
Indianapolis Public Schools is embracing “innovation schools” so quickly that the city is outpacing Denver in its transformation, said Osborne.
October 25, 2017
Want to be a good principal? Teach, an innovation school leader says.
Student passing rates on state tests jumped by 7.5 percentage points.
June 6, 2017
This Indianapolis charter school has a solution to its teacher shortage: ‘Grow’ its own educators.
Student teachers will work in the classroom alongside experienced educators at Christel House.
May 22, 2017
Training overhaul aimed at a big IPS shortfall: Just 1 in 4 student teachers stick around.
New IPS plans are among three programs getting a boost from a new grant program run by the Mind Trust.
May 10, 2017
Indianapolis charter operator wants to take on an epic task: Managing all the struggling Gary elementary schools
Phalen Leadership Academies is part of a team bidding to be the state's manager for a takeover of Gary schools.
March 21, 2017
After some unusual innovation school ideas fell through, the Mind Trust is focusing on replicating successful charter schools.
Four of the 12 school leaders the Mind Trust supported through its innovation fellowship abandoned their plans before opening schools.
money money money
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…
July 1, 2016
Girls Scouts, math and forensics help keep kids engaged with summer learning
“We want to keep their minds sharpened, so when they come to school next fall, they will be prepared,” said 100 Black Men of Indianapolis director Ontay Johnson.
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