Articles

Children Transfer Often at Charter Schools, Low-Income Schools

Children Transfer Often at Charter Schools, Low-Income Schools

When a student changes schools often, it can impact education outcomes. Charter schools tend to have the highest transfer rates, and a school's share of students from low-income families has a strong relationship to transfer rates.

Income Inequality High Where Golden Hill and Northwest Indianapolis Converge

Income Inequality High Where Golden Hill and Northwest Indianapolis Converge

In the area where wealthy Golden Hills converges with the working-class neighborhoods of Northwest Indianapolis, income inequality is high and increasing. The area is also experiencing a growth of white households above the median income.

Are We Segregated by Educational Attainment?

Are We Segregated by Educational Attainment?

Most neighborhoods match the educational diversity of our region, but those with less education are largely excluded from downtown and the northern suburbs, while they are relatively isolated in the southeast side and parts of Anderson.

On Average, Online Charter Schools Have Lower Graduation Rates

On Average, Online Charter Schools Have Lower Graduation Rates

Last week, WFYI reported that Hoosier Academies Virtual Charter School is slated to close in June, due to consistently poor ...

Are We Losing Our Best and Brightest to Other States?

Are We Losing Our Best and Brightest to Other States?

Opinions abound on the issue of “Brain Drain” in Indiana and elsewhere. Brain Drain is the term given when college graduates move out ...

Magazines

Fall 2015 Education Edition

Fall 2015 Education Edition

Take a look at the Fall 2015 Education edition of the SAVI online magazine. Find out how SAVI’s powerful data systems are helping local organizations improve education in central Indiana.

Reports

2012 Community Report: Early Childhood to College & Career

2012 Community Report: Early Childhood to College & Career

Read the Report In this third community baseline report, you will see the results of such major achievements as the Mapping ...

Case Studies

SAVI Data Opens Up New Worlds for Middle Schoolers

SAVI Data Opens Up New Worlds for Middle Schoolers

The more answers they got, the more questions they had. Last year, students in the “Messing About with Maps” class
at Park Tudor ...

SAVI at the Children’s Museum

SAVI at the Children’s Museum

How does a major cultural institution with a national focus reach its neighbors? That was the problem facing The Children’s Museum of ...

Talent Alliance Helps Educators Make Data-Informed Decisions

Talent Alliance Helps Educators Make Data-Informed Decisions

The Central Indiana Talent Alliance recently released its third community report card, revealing an in-depth assessment of performance ...

YMCA Uses Maps to Locate New Facilities

YMCA Uses Maps to Locate New Facilities

The Indiana YMCA contacted the Polis Center to create a map of all current YMCA locations in the Indianapolis area. The YMCA was able ...

Events

Data & Drafts: Fewer High School Graduates Attend College

Data & Drafts: Fewer High School Graduates Attend College

Fewer Hoosiers attend college after graduating high school, and the downward trend began before the pandemic. The analysis takes a ...