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IDEA Receives $1.5 Million grant to fund 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has selected IDEA Public Schools as the recipient of a $1.5 million award for its 2018-2019 Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

Programs like the 21st Century Community Learning Centers federal grant program have proven beneficial for offering students a range of after school activities that complement and align with academic programs and improve student performance. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, these programs offer schools...

Free Meals Offered to All Students at Select Campuses this Fall through Community Eligibility Provision

Last school year, the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) at IDEA Public Schools adopted the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which provides free breakfast and lunch to all children at select schools.

Recently, the schools that qualify for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2018-2019 school were announced.

“Through the Community Eligibility Provision, we can ensure that more students will receive nutritious meals every day without burdening o...

Great IDEA: Recipes for a Happy and Healthy 4th of July

The 4th of July is upon us and for many, celebrating our nation’s independence means food, family, and fun. From delicious family recipes to evening fireworks displays, what’s not to love? As a recent National Healthy Schools Award winner, and part of IDEA’s Healthy Kids Here initiative to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for our students and increase student access to healthy and nutritious foods, we have compiled some of our f...