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Telling a Better Story with YES! Magazine

When Jing Fong of YES! Magazine asked IDEA if there was an emerging education story strong enough to dedicate an...

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Replicating Bright Spots from Vermont to NYC to Oregon

Whitney Grubbs was deputy advisor to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber when she first learned of IDEA through one of our...

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Influencing the national conversation on education

Soon after the Chicago Teacher Union’s strike began in September 2012, IDEA Senior Fellow Sam Chaltain was asked to speak...

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The Value of Values

The Value of Values There's one week left in our 2014/2015 annual fundraiser. As this text is being written, our money raised is $16,079, with a goal of $40,000. We want to take a few more long strides towards that goal....

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Hot Off the Press: Fall 2014 Learning Report

Hot Off the Press: Fall 2014 Learning Report Exploring how education transformation is happening around the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The stories shared here come directly from the IDEA Community: place-based efforts, teams of the Learning Breakthrough Series, organizational and network partners,...

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$10 Matters So Much

$10 Matters So Much Can you give $10 to IDEA, today? Right now? You've only got to click here and donate. If we get more $10 donations than any other organization in our fundraising challenge by Dec 23 at 12pm ET then we win $10,000. We need your...

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Today is #GivingTuesday - Can You Give a Hand?

GREETINGS Today is #GivingTuesday Can You Give a Hand? Dear IDEA Friends and Family, We Believe! In community, in love, in public schools, in teachers, in students, in organizing, and in our future. The mainstream narrative surrounding public education is that...

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It May Be Cold Outside, But We’re Just Warming Up

  GREETINGS It May Be Cold Outside, But We're Just Warming Up There is so much happening in the education landscape today. From school children in Michigan being told by a state court that they have no right to a...

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“P-O-WER! We’ve got the POWER…”

Those are the first few words to a well known chant usually heard by different organizations and groups across the country focused on social justice issues. On Wednesday, November 12th, IDEA hosted it’s first Network Learning Call of the year...

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