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IDEA Teacher Spotlight: Cristal Chapa Reyes

Cristal Chapa Reyes, a Math teacher at IDEA Academy Edinburg, sat down to tell us about her experience being a part of the IDEA Team & Family as both an educator and a proud parent of an IDEA scholar.  Read about her experience below!    

I was drawn to apply to work at IDEA after learning about the amazing record of success the public charter school was experiencing.   Their student achievement rates...

Grow, Flourish, and Thrive: Pre-K at IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA, we offer Pre-K at 19 of our campuses, and we’re growing!   

Four years ago, IDEA launched its Pre-K program at IDEA Pharr Academy.  The mission:  Place four-year-olds on the path to success in college and in life with a quality Pre-K program.

“We saw the data explode—kids were responding,” Dolores Gonzalez, IDEA’s Chief Program Officer, said about the pilot. “They were beginning to learn the building blocks of litera...

IDEA Public Schools Honors David Robinson with Museum Opening

IDEA Public Schools, in partnership with Spurs Sports & Entertainment, Red McCombs, U.S. Olympic Team, and the U.S. Navy, celebrated the opening of the David Robinson Museum with 175 special guests during a private event held on Wednesday, October 11.  The museum was developed by IDEA to honor Regional Board Member, NBA Legend, and Carver Founder David Robinson, in commemoration of his impact and countless contributions to education and to celebrate his personal and ...