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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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Connecting Communities through Video & Online Collaboration

A few weeks back I shared an overview of IDEA's Learning Breakthrough Series that began last fall and continues through summer 2015 with 8 teams working together on the shared challenge of educational transformation for youth (Check out that article...

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Last Call for Executive Director Applicants

  July 15 is the deadline to apply! We're seeking a curious, thoughtful, creative leader who wants to lead a movement building effort to make value aligned connections across the United States and Puerto Rico. This person will lead the...

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Why Thousands Are Traveling to Mississippi Right Now

A lot of people have been traveling to and paying attention to Mississippi over the last few weeks.    You’ve probably heard of Brett Favre and Sarah Palin’s visits. But do you know who Mr. Hollis Watkins is? You hear...

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Collaboration Across Geography & Context: IDEA’s Pilot LBS

  IDEA's pilot Learning Breakthrough Series launched November 2013 in Jackson, Mississippi with eight teams of educators and change makers from across the United States and Puerto Rico. The goal? To come together over the course of 18 months in...

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The Challenge: Re-Imagining Learning

    In the face of critical and complex challenges, we believe that children and young people need to better develop creativity, imaginative problem-solving, teamwork, empathy, and inspiration so they can step into leadership roles in pursuit of purpose.  ...

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Love and Iron Fused Together: Dr. Vincent Harding

I met Dr. Vincent Harding during my first week with IDEA. I was facilitating a gathering in Detroit that he ignited with his opening remembering of a favorite poem, “We are citizens of country that does not yet exist,” and...

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