A local nonprofit has made Indy a national model for education reform—gaining unprecedented power along the way. But behind every success the group’s approach has helped fund lies a debate: Should outside parties have this much influence on public schools?
Hoosier Momma co-founder K.C. Cranfill, personal-finance expert Pete the Planner, and Mayor Ballard brought some color to the downtown canal in an effort to encourage business skills among young people.
Indianapolis charter schools are signing up students as fast as they can find them. Will reform spell the end of traditional public education? Jeremy Baugh, principal of the new Phalen Academy, faces a more pressing question: How do you build a school from scratch?