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Indianapolis Charter School Growth Sees Increase in Black Founders, Leaders

Charter schools are changing the face of education in Indiana. There’s a growing focus on creating equity in the classroom. Trends show that in more and more instances, the leaders and founders of new charter schools are Black. More Black educators means better outcomes for Black students–from improved academics to a more positive self-images. 

“I think around the impact that we’re having here on students of color. You know I have a lot of conversations with my African American male students, specifically around what life looks like for them outside of school,” said Paramount Englewood Principal Darius Sawyers. “And I think it matters even if they don’t see it this way, yet I think it matters if they have someone they can identify with.”

Watch the news segment about the increasing diversity of educators in Indy