Idea Archived Web Pages

Learning Tours

What are Learning Tours? Learning Tours provide an opportunity for you - educators, young people, and community leaders - to see powerful schools and programs with your own eyes and bring back the learning to your community. Each site has valuable practices and...

Learning Breakthrough Series

The Need Major policy changes are taking place with little to no input or awareness of the people who are most impacted by them, though they often know the most about what changes are needed. Conferences and professional development opportunities are abundant in the...

Past Projects

The following links provide information on IDEA's past and currently inactive projects: IDEA Camp National Learning Calls Learning Reports A Year at Mission Hill

Profiteering

Overview: Making money off of children, education, and dysfunction within parts of the educational system is a rising trend because of the profits and goals of some problematic corporate actors. Language around privitization and corporatization permeates educational...

School-to-Prison Pipeline

Overview: The Advancement Project summarizes this issue well: Harsh school policies and practices and an increased role of law enforcement in schools have combined to create a “schoolhouse-to-jailhouse track,” in which out-of-school suspensions,...

Mississippi Institute

Overview The Mississippi Institute for School Transformation is a multi-year community development project initiated in 2016 with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It is designed to help community members craft recommendations and campaigns for educational...