What Does Disciplinary Literacy Mean at IDEA? The Answer Might Surprise You

The word discipline has several definitions in the dictionary. One is “following the rules,” but that’s not the definition that factors into IDEA’s Organizational Priority of Disciplinary Literacy. It’s this one:   A discipline is a branch of knowledge.  Reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and so many more—each are branches of knowledge that IDEA students […]

Karen Prewitt, IDEA Educator and Course Leader, Recognized as National Board-Certified Teacher

Chasing a Dream It’s the most respected nationwide distinction for teachers and certainly not easily achieved: National Board Certification. Karen Prewitt, Pre-AP (Advanced Placement) Algebra teacher at IDEA Palmview College Preparatory, embarked on a journey to become Nationally Board-Certified in May of 2021. Though it seemed a daunting challenge, Karen knew she was not alone […]

Practice Good Health and Safety Habits this Fall

Team & Family, with the long weekend ahead, be sure to practice good health and safety habits if you are traveling or gathering with friends and family!   Make an appointment to get your COVID-19 booster and flu shots if you have not already done so. Did you know that it is safe to get a […]

SUEperwoman: Bringing Joy and So Much More from the Philippines to the Rio Grande Valley

An IDEA staff spotlight on Sue Gayle Devaras-Marticio  We sat down with Sue Gayle Devaras-Marticio, an advanced and AP (Advanced Placement) Physics Teacher at IDEA College Preparatory San Juan. Sue is currently participating in a teacher exchange program from the “beautiful Archipelago, The Pearl of the Orient – Philippines!” Sue has two amazing children, Mary […]

IDEA Public Schools Honors Women’s History Month

This March, IDEA is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month as we remind ourselves and our students of the accomplishments of women and recognize the vital role they played throughout American history. What began as a celebration of  “Women’s History Week” on March 7, 1982 quickly extended to become Women’s History Month in 1987. Since […]

In Memoriam: Al Lopez

Team & Family, it is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Al Lopez, IDEA’s Acting Superintendent and Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Known for his good-natured disposition, his career and service to IDEA and his community attest to the transformational power of education.  Lopez was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona […]

Celebrating Black History Month: A Team & Family Interview with College Counselor Vickie Walls

Vickie Walls served as a founding teacher at IDEA Bridge College Preparatory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when the school opened in 2018. A former social studies course leader, humanities teacher, and sponsor of Student Government Association and National Beta Club, Vickie recently transferred to become the college counselor at IDEA Bridge College Preparatory. Vickie wears […]

Honoring Black History Month at IDEA Public Schools

“Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better.” ― Carter G. Woodson This February, IDEA Public Schools is proud to join our nation in honoring Black History Month. The celebratory month, also known as National African American History Month, […]

What You Should Know About IDEA’s Student Lottery

At IDEA Public Schools, we remain committed to ensuring student success on the road to and through college. As we kick off a new year, families are making the very important decision of where they would like to send their children to school for the 2022-2023 school year. New IDEA campuses are opening in neighborhoods […]