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 entire issue to, we answered yes. And we weren't alone. In coordination with Rethinking Schools and YES! editors and staff, a process of investigation unfolded, a broad call for articles was issued, and the result was Education Uprising
About the issue:
Articles from Education Uprising on the YES! Magazine website have had over 250,000 pageviews to date - the highest of any issue of YES! - with the story, "The Myth Behind Public School Failure," getting the most pageviews to date (70,000).
This issue has had visits and shares from sites including Diane Ravitch, Bill Moyers, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, and Democratic Underground.
355 back issues have been ordered in the six months on sale, which is the most of any recent YES! issue. Anecdotally, many requests were from people who were inspired to send it to their family and friends.
IDEA's contributions to the issue look a lot like what you'll find on our website. That is not the work of IDEA, but we are working hard to lift up and get stories told in ways that this YES! issue puts them together so that they can get the attention they deserve.
Contact us for help in telling a better education story.