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IDEA Names Nate Lowry as the Executive Director for Tampa Bay Region

Nate Lowry, a respected leader in education, has recently been named IDEA Public Schools’ Executive Director of Tampa Bay, the second IDEA region outside of Texas. Nate is poised to take the helm in the Florida-based community when its first four schools open in fall 2021.

About Nate

Nate began his career in education as a middle school math and special education teacher with Donna Independent School District. During hi...

Ready! Set! Race! IDEA Hosts 5K Run/Walk and Healthy Living Expo

On your mark...get set...go! On Saturday, December 1 more than 500 runners participated in IDEA Public Schools'  annual 5K Run/Walk and Healthy Living Expo in Harlingen, Texas. The competitive event was part of IDEA’s Healthy Kids Here initiative and seeks to promote fitness, health, and wellness amongst IDEA students and families, as well as community members. The goal was to provide an opportunity for IDEA families to be active together, as well as conn...

IDEA is Coming to New Orleans in 2019!

IDEA Public Schools, a high-performing network of public charter schools in Texas and Louisiana, announced it will open IDEA Oscar Dunn in fall of 2019 and will serve students in grades K - 5. The campus will add a grade level each year until it is a fully-scaled K - 12 school. IDEA Oscar Dunn will be located at 12000 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70128.

“We are excited to open IDEA Oscar Dunn in New Orleans Ea...