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, is an annual celebration in the month of February of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in the story of the United States of America.
History Fact: It was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 to encompass the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976.
As an organization whose philosophy is a great education for all children—no excuses—we champion this month as an additional opportunity to educate our students about the triumph of African American History, and the work ahead of us as a nation to achieve educational equality.
As we kick-off this important time, campuses across all of our regions are teaching lessons and holding events in honor of Black History Month. Be sure to check out IDEA’s Facebook,
Twitter, and Instagram as we document the amazing happenings taking place across our campuses to educate, celebrate, and reflect upon black history.
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe that providing all children with a quality education, regardless of their skin color, income, or gender, is the answer to a more equal America. As the achievement gap remains starkly wide in this country, the importance of a college degree has never been more important. We’re proud to have achieved one-hundred percent college acceptance for all of our seniors for twelve years in a row.
Join our mission by becoming a part of the IDEA Team & Family, and make sure to take time to celebrate and honor the contributions of African Americans throughout history.