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Telling a Better Story with YES! Magazine

When Jing Fong of YES! Magazine asked IDEA if there was an emerging education story strong enough to dedicate an...

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Replicating Bright Spots from Vermont to NYC to Oregon

Whitney Grubbs was deputy advisor to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber when she first learned of IDEA through one of our...

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Influencing the national conversation on education

Soon after the Chicago Teacher Union’s strike began in September 2012, IDEA Senior Fellow Sam Chaltain was asked to speak...

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It May Be Cold Outside, But We’re Just Warming Up

  GREETINGS It May Be Cold Outside, But We're Just Warming Up There is so much happening in the education landscape today. From school children in Michigan being told by a state court that they have no right to a...

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“P-O-WER! We’ve got the POWER…”

Those are the first few words to a well known chant usually heard by different organizations and groups across the country focused on social justice issues. On Wednesday, November 12th, IDEA hosted it’s first Network Learning Call of the year...

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Welcoming New Beginnings

GREETINGS Welcoming New Beginnings There is a lot to celebrate right now at IDEA. Some folks are saying we are at a new beginning. For starters, I am excited and honored to be the official new Executive Director of IDEA....

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Kwesi Rollins is IDEA’s new Chair of the Board of Directors

Special Announcement Kwesi Rollins is IDEA's new Chair of the Board of Directors Kwesi Rollins has been named the new Chair of the Board of Directors for IDEA, and is already active in his role. Kwesi, a Brooklyn native, currently...

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Tracking the Testing Reform & Resistance Movement

FairTest, the long-time leading voice on the damage of high-stakes testing and the power of authentic assessment, has just released an excellent resource packed with stories and learning about how communities have resisted and reformed testing policies and practices across...

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LBS Session B: Love and Learning, Boricua Style

IDEA's Learning Breakthrough Series came together in Puerto Rico in September for Learning Session B. We were fifty educators, organizers, and community leaders across seven teams from Mississippi, Oregon, Vermont, New York City, Minnesota, New England, and Puerto Rico, plus...

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