The New York Times and Sports Illustrated featured articles on Gary, Indiana this past week. The NYT article was about efforts to change the narrative of the Steel City, a city that has lost more than half its population and suffers from high unemployment and high crime. Standing in the shadows of the Chicago skyline, the media often call Gary the most miserable city in America.
It is only the second week of the new year and we are off to the races.
Georgetown University researcher and policy director for FutureEd, the education reform arm of Georgetown, featured our Baton Rouge students who expect to earn full associate degrees in May BEFORE graduating from our high school in a column for The74, a nationally respected education reform newsletter. You can read her column here
It's been a great week in Louisiana! On Tuesday, the state's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the renewal of GEO Prep Academy and GEO Next Generation High School.
Well, Christmas came early in Gary, Indiana. This week, we were informed that Marian University, one of Indiana's premier universities supporting the development of high quality schools, educators, and leaders, received a grant to support our 21st Century Charter School in Gary for the next five years.
With Thanksgiving coming up next week, I wanted to share some terrific news from this week in Baton Rouge. On Monday, the state released school performance scores for all schools. Two GEO Academies earned "Top Gains" honors for their continued progress towards excellence.
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — When 17-year-old Anyla Fleming isn’t doing homework she’s probably just hanging out with family and friends or going to church but when that’s all over with, it’s back to business — but it’s all paying off.
Two weeks ago, I had the honor of sharing the story of GEO's successful Baton Rouge schools with leaders from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce and the Changemakers of the Baton Rouge Alliance for Students (pics below). I love sharing the stories of our students and their successes.
Do you have a desire or need to develop a talent pipeline to meet your company and industry demands? Would you like to support career aspirations of high school students in your community but worry they may not be responsible enough to be in your office or worksite? Perhaps you worry high school students don't have the skills you need? Time management, self discipline?
Spiralling college debt, low college-going and low college-completion rates are a national concern. And now, we have a teacher shortage to boot.
The Indiana Department of Education honored several schools throughout the state for their excellence in various categories. Our 21st Century Charter School in Gary was honored ......