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IDEA Public Schools Participates in Summer Feeding Program

IDEA Public Schools will be participating in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. As participants, IDEA will provide free, nutritious meals for all children 18 years and younger during the summer at select campuses.

The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. N...

Teacher Spotlight – Kaila Velez

Kaila Velez is a kindergarten teacher at IDEA Rundberg Academy and an Austin, Texas native.  We sat down to chat about her time at IDEA Public Schools and why it is important to teach in the same neighborhood where she grew up. 

Join Kaila, and thousands of other IDEA educators, on the mission of College For All today!      

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IDEA and BASIS Chart a Rigorous Course to Top Rankings

By Bekah McNeel 

As seen in Rivard Report 

Any San Antonian who looks at the schools atop U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” and The Washington Post’s “Most Challenging High Schools” lists will see two familiar names: IDEA Public Schools and BASIS. The two high-performing charter operators have highly ranked campuses on both lists, taking eight of the top 10 spots on The Washington Post list.

None of the chart...