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Two National Charter Operators Will Get Mind Trust Aid To Open Indy Schools

Many workstations sit empty in the "learning center." Carpe Diem founder Rick Ogston calls this year a "soft open" — the school currently less than 100 students. It has room for 300 students.

The Mind Trust will award two national charter operators $1 million to open new schools in Indianapolis, writes Scott Elliott for the Indianapolis Star. KIPP already operates one charter school in the city. The other grant goes to Rocketship Education: Rocketship, founded in 2006, operates nine schools in San Jose and this fall is expanding outside California [...]

Why A Connecticut School District Won't Be The Last To Team Up With A Charter

A Carpe Diem student logs into a computer in the school's "learning center," where each student has his or her own workstation.

We’ve written about Indiana school corporations using outdoor advertising to market themselves and the bitter battle over students at four state takeover schools in Indianapolis. In a state where funding follows the student, corporations compete with charters, private schools and even other districts for enrollment. So it’s hard to imagine a school district sending its top [...]

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