Indianapolis needed talented leaders to help transform its struggling K-12 education system. That’s why nonprofit The Mind Trust has pushed to draw the best and brightest talent to the city to help develop great schools so that every student has the opportunity to receive an excellent education.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium, made up of 12 states and the District of Columbia, developed an assessment to measure student progress toward meeting new state learning standards, known as Common Core.
When we think “college students”, most of us envision 18- to-21- year-olds who are fresh out of high school. Increasingly, this idea falls short. Students today are more diverse than ever – and they are struggling to graduate.
Indiana is one of only 8 states in the nation without a pre-k program for low-income students. So United Way of Central Indiana enlisted our team to help expand their grassroots campaign to help push for the expansion of an existing state-funded pre-k pilot program, which would help serve an additional 7,000 children from low-income families annually.
To further its mission of increasing education attainment after high school in the U.S., a leading national education foundation identified an opportunity audience to further its engagement: politically interested conservatives.
As relatively recent college graduates, we are both painfully familiar with the challenges of financing an education. Specifically, the challenges of using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a means of making college access shift from a dream to a reality.
Imagine you’re a student balancing going back to college with a full- or part-time job and family responsibilities – maybe even caring for your children. As a former graduate student who worked full time while pursuing my master’s degree, I can tell you it’s not easy.