GEO Is Changing the Education Landscape…Literally!

Every once in a while, it’s worth sitting back and taking a look at what’s going on around you. Seems like some times we move so fast that we lose track of the progress we are making and we don’t consider the immenseness (is that a word?) of what we are doing. I got into […]

GEO’s Indiana Students Shine at Statehouse

Yesterday was a great day in Indianapolis! Six students from GEO’s 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana and three students from GEO Next Generation High School Indianapolis, met with the state’s top education leaders including Secretary of Education Katie Jenner and Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers. Our students gathered to share their achievements […]

GEO Students Outgrew Counterparts Across the Country During the Pandemic

      .    When you commission a study on your academic performance, you really don’t know what results you are going to get. So, it’s a bit of a gamble. You think you know things are going good, but you really don’t know until you see the data. So, today was a BIG day […]

MLK Entered College at 15, Finished by 19

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today for all the great things he did and stood for while on this earth, let us not forget that in 1944, at age 15 and as a junior in high school, he passed the entrance test and enrolled in Morehouse College. He earned a full bachelor’s […]

21st Century Charter Logs 88.9% College and Career Readiness Rating

In recent months, several studies have been conducted on funding disparities between traditional public schools and public charter schools. Most focus on the “average” disparity between the schools. Look a little deeper and you will find the inequity to be much bigger in Gary, Indiana. Using numbers provided by the Indiana Department of Education, Gary […]

High Flyers in Gary? Where Are They Now?

On December 30, 2018, the Chicago Tribune ran an article(click that link) titled, “High Flyers seek College Degrees While in High School.” The picture from the article is above and features Erin Lewis, Shania McDonald, Kyleah Martin, Lillian Santana and Abram Lewis. Well, where are they in terms of meeting their goal of earning college […]

Gary Student’s Plea – About More Than a Slice of Pizza

October 26, 2020 Dear Friends: I woke up this morning and found this post from one of my students in Gary, Indiana on my Facebook feed. I love to see this type of initiative from our students. While Max is trying to raise funds for our athletics program, please read beyond that. The pain, the […]