The Mind Trust Names Two $1-Million Charter Incubator Grant Winners
Two charter school projects in Indianapolis, Indiana, will each receive $1 million for start-up as the first recipients of Charter School Incubator grants from The Mind Trust.
The Mind Trust, a nonprofit education reform organization in Indianapolis, announced June 25, 2012, that the grants will go to the George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies and Christel House International.
The Phalen Leadership Academies will start five K-8 schools that will incorporate traditional instruction and online learning, and Christel House will start a five-school network that includes a K-12 model replicating its school focused on low-income students in the city and another model focused on preparing former highschool dropouts for college and careers.
Thirty-five teams from 18 states applied for the first round of awards, according to the organization. The application deadline for the next round of awards is November 2, 2012.