Indianapolis city officials hope a new plan by the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation will net the city a few million dollars that can be used to create quality schools across Marion County.
Deputy Mayor for Education Jason Kloth says the city is a finalist in a contest sponsored by Bloomberg Phlanthropies grant geared toward improving the quality of life in cities.
Indianapolis is focusing on education. In addition Kloth says by improving the quality of schools the city can attract middle-income residents which it has been losing for decades as they flee to the doughnut counties for what they believe are better school systems.
You can hear Kloth’s comments below. Each segment runs about 6 minutes.