INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Teach Indy will receive help to recruit, develop and retain teachers for Indianapolis schools following a $200,000 award from the College Football Playoff Foundation and 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Host Committee. Teach Indy is a partnership of Indianapolis Public Schools, The Mind Trust and the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation.
“We are proud to partner with Teach Indy and local funders to support the long-term quality of the teacher workforce In Indianapolis,” said Britton Banowsky, College Football Playoff Foundation executive director. “The recruitment and retention of quality teachers is critical to student achievement in every community, and the opportunity to be a part of this work is very exciting.”
The CFP National Championship is set for Lucas Oil Stadium in Jan. 2022. The CFP Foundation will work over the next two years on its platform, Extra Yards for Teachers, which impacts programs and resources to further teachers in their careers.
A total of $1.5 million has been committed for community investments through the Foundation’s legacy program in Indianapolis. The Foundation awarded $800,000 to help create the Indiana eLearning Lab in July.
“We are thrilled that the College Football Playoff Foundation and 2022 National Championship host committee chose Teach Indy as part of their legacy project, along with the Indiana eLearning Lab,” said Sara Marshall, senior director of Talent at The Mind Trust. “Our schools and students win when teachers are given the support, development, and recognition they deserve. The Mind Trust is proud to join Indianapolis Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation in the Teach Indy partnership and look forward to the ways we can continue to elevate our city’s incredible educators.”
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