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Continuing to Advocate for Our DACAmented Team & Family Members

Last month, when the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration's decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), IDEA affirmed our commitment to live up to our responsibility for all students.  We promised that during these tumultuous times, we would continue to advocate for and support the undocumented and DACAmented members of our Team & Family.  

The DACA change jeopardizes the future of nearly 800,000 young people already approved under the program, as well ...

IDEA Teacher Spotlight: Cristal Chapa Reyes

Cristal Chapa Reyes, a Math teacher at IDEA Academy Edinburg, sat down to tell us about her experience being a part of the IDEA Team & Family as both an educator and a proud parent of an IDEA scholar.  Read about her experience below!    

I was drawn to apply to work at IDEA after learning about the amazing record of success the public charter school was experiencing.   Their student achievement rates...

Grow, Flourish, and Thrive: Pre-K at IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA, we offer Pre-K at 19 of our campuses, and we’re growing!   

Four years ago, IDEA launched its Pre-K program at IDEA Pharr Academy.  The mission:  Place four-year-olds on the path to success in college and in life with a quality Pre-K program.

“We saw the data explode—kids were responding,” Dolores Gonzalez, IDEA’s Chief Program Officer, said about the pilot. “They were beginning to learn the building blocks of litera...