Hoosier Educational Attainment

Hoosier Educational Attainment

Working with school, community, regional, and state partners, the center will help to address the challenges and opportunities of the region’s K–12 schools, from curriculum design to professional development.

Examples of educational attainment initiatives

  • Focusing significant efforts on working with school districts and leaders in the region to further strengthen education outcomes for students

  • Integrating the cultural resources of IU Bloomington into school curricula that culminate in visits to the Bloomington campus, such as a pre-college program in violin that operates with a low-income school, or a class in world civilization that is taught through objects at the art museum

  • Developing relationships with all the region’s schools to ensure they are fully informed of the vast number of pre-college and summer programs IU Bloomington mounts each year in areas including science, technology, engineering, math, languages, and the arts

Youth Financial Literacy Curriculum

IU students developed and led a personal financial health curriculum for middle school students participating in the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County's Teen Center. The engaging curriculum was integrated in the Boys & Girls Club's existing Money Matters program and focused on issues of financial well-being and planning and developing a sense of community belonging and participation. The curriculum met specific principles set out in the Indiana Academic Standards (IAS).