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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 [...]

What They’re Saying About A Plan To Overhaul Indianapolis Public Schools

For a “conversation starter,” the proposal The Mind Trust released Sunday sure is explosive. The 154-page report proposes gutting the Indianapolis Public Schools’ administrative budget, dissolving the locally-elected school board in favor of mayoral control, and giving IPS schools freedom to set their own budgets and curricula. Agree or disagree, it’s possible the report could have [...]

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