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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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Learning about Democratic Education from Colombia

Last month the New York Times published an op-ed from David Kirp that opened many people's eyes to one of the most comprehensive examples of democratic education anywhere in the world: the Escuela Nueva model in Colombia. Across Colombia, 20,000...

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Share Your Change Story

Share Your Change Story   At IDEA, we've made a habit of sharing stories. We want to track and learn from what's happening on the ground. Story Journals help us accomplish that goal by offering a place for you to describe...

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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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