IDEA Public Schools Honors Black History Month
IDEA Public Schools is proud to honor Black History Month, a time when we further highlight the profound impact of African Americans in our country’s history. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in the story of the United States of America.
As an organization whose philosophy is a great education for all children—no excuses—we champion this month as an additional opportunity educate our students about the triumph of African American History, and the work ahead of us as a nation to achieve educational equality. You can join our mission to close the achievement gap today.
As we kick-off this important time, campuses across our Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Austin regions are teaching lessons and holding events in honor of Black History Month. Be sure to stay tuned to IDEA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we will be documenting the amazing happenings taking place across our campuses to educate, celebrate, and reflect upon black history.
In addition to highlighting events on our campuses, IDEA will also be posting an African American History trivia question every Friday on our Facebook account. Participants who answer the question correctly in the comments section will be entered into a lottery for IDEA apparel and goodies!
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” At IDEA Public Schools, we believe that providing all children with a quality education, regardless of their skin color, income, or gender, is the answer to a more equal America. As a public charter school network, we educate a majority of low-income students of color. As the achievement gap remains starkly wide in this country, the importance of a college degree has never been more important. We’re proud to have achieved one-hundred percent college acceptance for all of our seniors for ten years in a row.