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Council Committee Approves Elementary Charter School Proposal

12/13/2012

The creation of three new charter schools in Indianapolis is one step closer to a reality.

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The City-County Council's Community Affairs Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal which would create three elementary charter schools, known as Tindley Summit, Tindley Genesis and Tindley Odyssey.  The schools would be run by EdPower, which already runs three schools in the city.  One of those schools, Arlington High School, was taken over by EdPower as a turnaround operator.

EdPower CEO Marcus Robinson said they plan on creating something that's unique in Indianapolis.  "We very much believe that this whole hunt for college is not just about making sure the kids are academically prepared, but that they have the social habits that are necessary for them to not just go to college but to lead on the college campus."

Many current students from Tindley Accelerated School and Tindley Preparatory School spoke at the committee meeting and praised the work the schools have done for them.  The proposal to create the three new schools now moves to the full council for consideration.  The council meets next on Monday.

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