$3.4M Lilly Grant to Help Indianapolis District Created by kblakeslee on 5/22/2013 11:07:34 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ A $3.4 million grant from the Lilly Endowment will help place about 90 teachers in the Indianapolis Public Schools.
Some $2 million of that grant to The Mind Trust will go toward adding 40 people to the Teach for America program in the Indianapolis school district. That program places top college graduates as teachers in schools with high poverty levels. About 140 teachers are now in the Indianapolis schools through that program.
The Mind Trust says it will also use $1 million of the grant to add 50 participants in The New Teacher Project for the Indianapolis district. That program recruits and trains people changing careers to become teachers in difficult-to-staff schools and subjects.
Mind Trust CEO David Harris says that the programs give students more opportunities to succeed.