Students at Challenge Foundation Academy, a new elementary charter school in inner-city Indianapolis, Indiana, talk about what they’ve learned at the school, what makes them feel safe and their dreams for the future.
Two seniors at Decatur Discovery Academy, a charter high school in Decatur, Indiana, talk about their transformation as students at the school. They also describe why the school works for them, and they discuss their plans for the future.
A forward-looking school district superintendent in Decatur, Indiana, describes the benefits of organizing a charter school in his district. His experience calls into question the assumption that charter schools undermine traditional district schools.
High school students in Indianapolis, Indiana, talk about the impact of College Summit, a program that helps low-income students go to college. According to IPS Superintendent Dr. Eugene White, the number of Emmerich Manual High School students applying to college has increased by 50 percent since College Summit came to the school.