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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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Shifting the Paradigm at Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry

This is a guest post by Rachel Mason. Rachel lives in Victoria, British Columbia. She is interested in progressive education, youth voice, systems change, and social justice. She has worked as a teacher, youth worker, facilitator, project manager, and curriculum developer...

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At the Core of Every Move We Make

At the Core of Every Move We Make As we push through what is hopefully the final stretch of winter (hang in there New England!), we're tilting even further toward new beginnings, projects, plans, and great work that's already taking...

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IDEC 2015 is Right Around the Corner in New Zealand

The International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) is coming to New Zealand April 9-12, 2015. Register online (www.idec2015.org) before the end of February and be entered in a drawing to win a FREE ADULT TICKET!  This 4-day open-space hui (conference, meeting) is based around...

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When It’s a Good Thing - Social Media in the Classroom

If you haven't thought it inevitable before, perhaps you ought to now. More teachers are finding creative ways to enhance their teaching by incorporating social media into their daily and weekly lessons. Joy Nelson writes for Edudemic in Social Media in...

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San Francisco USD is Hiring More Black Teachers

Yesterday, Huff Post: Black Voices published an article that's making the rounds titled, School District Wants To Close Achievement Gap By Recruiting More Black Teachers. Here's a snippet from the article: The achievement gap between students of different races has been well-documented,...

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An Open Heart to Learning

The Heart of Oregon Learning Tour Over the course of today and half of tomorrow, IDEA is teaming with Sisters School District and Heart of Oregon Corps to host a Learning Tour exploring some excellent sites of democratic education that actively seek to support meaningful change in their...

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