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Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice

One of IDEA's favorite gentlemen, Sam Chaltain, has a freshly published brand new book titled Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice. It's already got some great reviews, and for all the right reasons! Our School is the first book I've...

Read More...Posted on Apr 07, 2014

Education Uprising & J4J’s Listening Project

YES! Magazine Spring 2014 Issue: Education Uprising We would love everyone to be reading and talking about the newest issue of YES! Magazine. Why? The crew @yesmagazine took the time to research and put together an education issue that helps illuminate both the challenges...

Read More...Posted on Mar 14, 2014

What were guinea pigs doing at the State House? (a newsletter from Providence Student Union)

Providence Student Union never ceases to amaze me... In my opinion they are some of the most intoxicating change-makers to follow, and so I love any opportunity to share what they are up. This news letter came to me last...

Read More...Posted on Feb 11, 2014

Profound Conversation on Impact of ESEA

On January 22nd, IDEA held our first "Network Learning Call." The goal of these calls are to bring our extended community together to discuss and learn about topics key to democratic education and school and community change efforts. Our initial...

Read More...Posted on Jan 31, 2014

Few Powerful Things Happen in the World Without Organizing

IDEA's "No Spectators" fundraising campaign ends today. And the first thing I want to communicate is gratitude. We’ve received a donation or pledge from more than 125 people raising over $35,200. Thank you. IDEA’s work will continue to go on, just...

Read More...Posted on Jan 31, 2014

The (Hopefully) Future of Education in Vermont: Setting the Stage

It’s currently -11 degrees outside, and while we’re used to winter in Vermont, this is cold. Living in a challenging climate demands that we work together to ensure the health and safety of our community - visiting our homebound neighbors...

Read More...Posted on Jan 29, 2014

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