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Posted by saviadmin on Oct 30, 2013

Love it or hate it, charter school enrollment is on the rise

By Michelle Jones

The topic of charter schools is often controversial.

Consider this. The percent of students in the Indianapolis Public School Corporation enrolled in charter schools 5 years ago was 12.4%. In 2013 it increased to 20.8%. That’s a 67% increase!

But IPS’s increase in charter school enrollment is nominal compared to some other communities. Anderson Community School Corporation in Madison County, for example, increased by 472% between 2009 and 2013.

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Posted by saviadmin on Oct 16, 2013

Inspiring words from this year’s conference

By Laura Danielson

At the end of this year’s Governor’s Conference on Service and Nonprofit Capacity Building, we gave each attendee a blank sheet of paper and asked them to complete the following sentence.

When I leave this conference, I will _____________.

The responses range from personal commitments to pledges to challenge organizations to vows to raise awareness. They are as diverse as the attendees themselves. We hope that as you read these commitments, you’ll become as inspired and energized to advocate change as the people who wrote them.

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Posted by saviadmin on Oct 7, 2013

Examining Housing Changes Over Time using US Census Data

Changes in Owner Occupied Houses in the KI EcoCenter Area: Block Group Units Comparing 2000 and 2010 Census Data

By Jim Scheurich, PhD

A change over time in owner occupied houses is one way to examine whether a community is growing, remaining stable, or growing in terms of owners living in their own homes.

The following comparison is based on federal census data that was collected in 2000 and then in 2010.

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