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Through service to public charter schools, INDIGO Education, a Minnesota-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to ensure that students with disabilities have access to a free, appropriate, public education.
Did you know?
- There is a shortage of special education teachers in Minnesota
- The average duration of a special educator's career is 3 to 5 years.
- 38% of students in Minnesota are children of color; however, only 7% of teachers are identified as People of Color.
Funds raised during Give to the Max 2022 will allow INDIGO Education to address these issues head-on by supporting:
- Mentoring, instructional coaching, and cohorts to support 500 new and experienced special educators and paraprofessionals.
- The creation of resources to assist special education teams from 65 charter schools as they navigate the school year and provide exceptional service to over 20,000 students.
- The development of a comprehensive licensure program to increase educator diversity and ensure that more individuals have the opportunity to enter the field.
About INDIGO Education
Since our founding 25 years ago, INDIGO Education has served as a progressive catalyst for innovation in the field of special education. Our team of educators and nonprofit professionals collectively draw upon more than 200 years of combined professional experience and a broad range of expertise.
Each year, INDIGO Education partners with 65 charter schools and serves over 3,500 students with Individualized Education Plans. While state standards continue to evolve and challenges in the special education field arise, INDIGO Education’s core principles and mission remain unchanged: an enduring commitment to provide exceptional service and leadership with integrity.
By staying true to our roots and aligning our services towards current state standards, best practices, and evolving research, we ensure our commitment towards the best possible education for all children.
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