In the spring of 2012, the George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies were approved by the Indiana Charter School Board to open 10 Academies throughout Indiana. Referred to as PLA (Phalen Leadership Academies), this network of high-performing schools will provide a high quality education to nearly 10,000 children in Indiana.
Founded by President Obama’s Harvard classmate and national education reformer, Earl Martin Phalen, the first Leadership Academy will open its doors in August 2013, serving children grades K-2. Each Academy will eventually serve scholars in grades K-8.
The Leadership Academies are named after our founder’s parents, George and Veronica Phalen, who were committed to family, education and social justice, and who believed in the equality and limitless potential of all. PLA is proud to carry on their legacy.
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