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Funders

We're proud to be funded by the following organizations, with additional support coming from many individuals. W.K. Kellogg Foundation New Visions Foundation Gene & Ruth Posner Family Foundation William and Jean Graustein...

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The Challenge "I don’t think any of us are doing a great job - we are all in our silo - everyone's doing their own work in their own organization and it’s that human thing about power and control and decision makers and money." In today's political and...

Community Schools

Summary: A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement leads to improved...

Restorative Justice

Summary: The impact of using shame and punishment as method of discipline and assimilation is more widely understood than at any point in U.S. history. Restorative justice practices invite a fundamental shift in the way we think about and do justice, from punishing...

Theory of Change

Existing efforts to reclaim and reinvent education are being strengthened by an emerging network of schools, educators, and organizations. IDEA contributes to the growing capacity of this social movement under the framework and values of democratic education. IDEA...