Community Revitalization Education Summit 

Bad news for Indiana schools; the Indiana Board of Education debated the best way to cut funding for Indiana schools on Thursday. The debate yielded somber conclusions as board members recommended freezing pay raises and putting a hold on the hiring of new teachers.

The Community Revitalization Summit is fighting for Indiana's educations standards by hosting an education summit on Jan. 9 at IPS Julian D. Coleman Academy, #110 1740 E. 30th St. from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The goal is to discuss ways to ensure the citizenry of Indianapolis has access to education and will focus on the 46218 zip code - an area with high drop out rates, low incomes and high unemployment.

Ivy Tech Vice President of Development Joyce Rogers and Patricia Payne, director of IPS Office of Multicultural Education, will convene the summit.

Education is just one of five summits organized by a partnership of Indiana State Representative Bill Crawford and staff, Ball State University, Martin University, the Black Chamber of Commerce and others as part of the Community Revitalization Summit series. Establishing a procedure of strengthening the Indianapolis Inner City into a thriving community is the goal.

Other summits will focus on economic development, health, politics and community values.

Each summit will gather community leaders and experts to discuss the issues in detail. Initially, the summits will target select communities. As ideas and goals develop, these ideas will be applied at other communities.

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