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Report says charter schools could collect data, increase community partners to boost equity

The Mind Trust’s report highlights how four Indianapolis charter schools—BELIEVE Circle City High School, Herron Classical Schools, Circle City Prep School, and Paramount Schools of Excellence—are effectively promoting equity for vulnerable students. These schools utilize student data to inform policies, maintain high academic standards, and partner with community organizations like the Patachou Foundation to address barriers such as poverty and nutrition. Patrick Jones, Senior Vice President at The Mind Trust, emphasizes the importance of not watering down curriculum despite challenges, ensuring students are consistently challenged and supported. The report aims to serve as a model for schools and policymakers statewide, advocating for equitable education practices that empower every student to succeed, regardless of their circumstances.

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