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Spotlight: Journey From Teacher to Leader as an IDEA Founding Teacher Fellow

Morgan Johnson is a Founding Teacher Fellow from IDEA South Flores Academy. Morgan found himself traveling from California to Texas last year after being accepted into the Founding Teacher Fellows Program.

“I chose to work at IDEA after reading about the IDEA mission to help all scholars make it to and through college,” he said. “I had never heard of another school who had the same track record of success along with the s...

8 Things to Know About IDEA's Lottery Process

IDEA’s Student Lottery is held annually to ensure equal access for all student applicants.  Read below for eight things you should know about this important event. 

You can also review IDEA's Lottery FAQs here:

Random Selection - During the Lottery, names will be selected at random using SchoolMint, an automated enrollment software system that is fair, transparent, and complies with data privac...

Hard Work, Handsome Rewards: IDEA's Employee Appreciation Suite

“We like to take time to thank our Team & Family for being the heartbeat of IDEA and the real-life connection between our mission and our students,” says Tom Torkelson, Founder and CEO of IDEA Public Schools. 

One of the most staff-favored forms of appreciation is the Employee Appreciation Suite at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. This privately funded space is leveraged to recognize and reward high-performing teachers, leaders, and sta...