IDEA Public Schools founder Tom Torkelson revisited the topic of the charter school group’s failed partnership with Austin ISD during a SXSWedu panel discussion March 10 about effective partnerships between charters and school districts.
This holiday season, thanks to the work of the Mighty Mavericks of IDEA Weslaco Pike, hundreds of local families in need will find their plates a little fuller.
IDEA Public Schools have come a long way since they started on the second floor of a church in downtown Donna, Texas, but its mission to keep young people on a college-bound path to success remains strong.
IDEA Public Schools, a nationally-recognized charter school network, has been awarded $15 million through the competitive Charter School Programs (CSP) Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools grant by the US Department of Education. IDEA is one of two charter school networks in Texas to receive this award.