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Brown v Board 70th Anniversary

May 17, 202402 min read
Brown v Board 70th Anniversary
On May 17, 1954, the United States’ Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was therefore unconstitutional in the watershed civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.   This monumental court ruling marked the start of the national effort to desegregate […]

What are the standards for public charter schools? 

May 16, 202402 min read
What are the standards for public charter schools? 
When we talk about charter schools, we often get questions about accountability. This article aims to clear up any confusion about how charter schools are held to high standards of accountability that meet or even exceed the level of accountability for traditional public schools.   In Indianapolis, charter schools experience three levels of accountability:  

I want IPS schools that close the gap

May 15, 202401 min read
I want IPS schools that close the gap
Watch my speech to IPS leaders from the district’s May 2024 Action Session.

Our children deserve an equitable education

May 15, 202401 min read
Our children deserve an equitable education
Watch my speech to IPS leaders from the district’s May 2024 Action Session.

FAQ: Indianapolis charter schools 

May 9, 202402 min read
FAQ: Indianapolis charter schools 
Do you have questions about charter schools? Read these frequently asked questions to seek your answers.  Are charter schools free in Indianapolis?   Yes, all Indiana public charter schools, including those institutions located in Indianapolis, are tuition-free. They are publicly-funded but privately-operated.  Can any child attend a charter school in Indianapolis?   Attending a charter school in Indianapolis […]

I support science-based training and curriculum

May 8, 202402 min read
I support science-based training and curriculum
I spoke at the State Board of Education meeting today because I support our teachers and schools having science-based training and curriculum that will support all Indiana children in becoming skilled readers.  Watch the video of my testimony here: I have always admired teachers. I know how hard they work and how much they care […]

Brown v Board 70th Anniversary

May 17, 202402 min read
Brown v Board 70th Anniversary
On May 17, 1954, the United States’ Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was therefore unconstitutional in the watershed civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.   This monumental court ruling marked the start of the national effort to desegregate […]

What are the standards for public charter schools? 

May 16, 202402 min read
What are the standards for public charter schools? 
When we talk about charter schools, we often get questions about accountability. This article aims to clear up any confusion about how charter schools are held to high standards of accountability that meet or even exceed the level of accountability for traditional public schools.   In Indianapolis, charter schools experience three levels of accountability:  

I want IPS schools that close the gap

May 15, 202401 min read
I want IPS schools that close the gap
Watch my speech to IPS leaders from the district’s May 2024 Action Session.

Our children deserve an equitable education

May 15, 202401 min read
Our children deserve an equitable education
Watch my speech to IPS leaders from the district’s May 2024 Action Session.

FAQ: Indianapolis charter schools 

May 9, 202402 min read
FAQ: Indianapolis charter schools 
Do you have questions about charter schools? Read these frequently asked questions to seek your answers.  Are charter schools free in Indianapolis?   Yes, all Indiana public charter schools, including those institutions located in Indianapolis, are tuition-free. They are publicly-funded but privately-operated.  Can any child attend a charter school in Indianapolis?   Attending a charter school in Indianapolis […]

I support science-based training and curriculum

May 8, 202402 min read
I support science-based training and curriculum
I spoke at the State Board of Education meeting today because I support our teachers and schools having science-based training and curriculum that will support all Indiana children in becoming skilled readers.  Watch the video of my testimony here: I have always admired teachers. I know how hard they work and how much they care […]