Teachers through Time

By the time college graduates walk across the stage clad in cap and gown, they have had their fair share of teachers. From preschool to Philosophy 101, the list of teachers becomes quite long. Despite this, how many of us can still remember the great majority of our teachers? In writi
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Teacher empowers students with the help of IPSEF and DonorsChoose.org

Julia Phoebus, a teacher at Frederick Douglass School 19, is another teacher who has greatly benefitted from IPS Education Foundation matching grants through DonorsChoose.org. This year, she was able to get books and supplies for her classroom and supplies to run an after school cooki
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Board Member Spotlight – Laura Feeney

Laura Feeney has been on the board of the IPS Education Foundation for over four years. She is currently Vice President of Central and Southern Indiana at Teachers Credit Union, so she has a good understanding of what IPS teachers need to be successful in their classroom and how hard
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Developing a World Drumming Ensemble with help from IPSEF

This year, IPSEF granted a historic number of matching grant to teachers’ DonorsChoose.org projects in IPS classrooms. One of these teachers is Carter Bell, the general music teacher at Rousseau McClellan School 91. Through a matching grant from DonorsChoose.org, she has been able to
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IPS Students See News in Action with Help from IPSEF

Recently, 10 students from Arsenal Technical High School took a trip to Chicago to learn about the real world of journalism. All the students were a part of the Cannon Multimedia, the news organization for the school. When they were not able to raise enough money in time to attend the
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Changing Indianapolis through supporting IPS classrooms

By Leslie Marling, IPSEF Intern: When I first started my internship with the IPS Education Foundation, I wasn’t sure how I felt about Indianapolis. I had moved back only recently to Indiana after seven years away, and all of the stereotypes of Midwest America were deeply ingrained in
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What to do with a Fidgety Fellow? Switching up seating in IPS classrooms

Many teachers find creative solutions for their students’ needs, but they don’t always have the resources to make it a reality. Rebecca Pfaffenberger, a middle school teacher at Rousseau McClellan School 91, is one of these teachers. She knew that her students needed to move more to g
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Board Member Spotlight: Elana Thompson

Board members of the IPS Education Foundation have many different reasons for supporting IPS students and teachers. For Elana Thompson, the reasons are more personal. The Alabama native comes from a family of educators, and she knows the importance and benefits of public school. Thomp
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A Monumental Visit to School 96

The Monumental Marathon is the largest donor to the IPS Education Foundation. Executive Director Blake Boldon recently visited Meredith Nicholson School 96 to see the great things IPSEF is doing with these funds.  Here are his thoughts on the visit: I left this morning’s visit t
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Teachers: the Heart of Student Success

I have spent my first few weeks at IPSEF combing through the incredible DonorsChoose.org projects that IPS teachers have had funded in 2013. Looking through these inspirational projects got me thinking about teachers who went above and beyond for me and my classmates when I was a stud
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