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The map below represents a footprint of where IDEA’s 4,013 Alumni currently attend.

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  • “Lettuce” take a moment to shout out our amazing farmers!🥬🎉 Did you know IDEA has 8 farmers amongst our Team & Family?
Each is responsible for farming 3,400 pounds of food and teaching classes to 4th-8th grade students on plant physiology, nutrition, soil science, and food systems at one of IDEA’s school farms at IDEA Donna, IDEA Quest Academy/ IDEA Quest College Prep, IDEA San Benito, IDEA Eastside, and IDEA Monterrey Park. #NationalFarmToSchoolMonth
  • Every third week in October, school districts throughout the country observe #NationalSchoolBusSafetyWeek to raise awareness of the importance of school bus safety.🚍
We’re tremendously proud of our transportation team members! Thank you for your passion, dedication and commitment to keeping our students safe. Learn more on our blog at link in bio.
  • Yum! What’s your favorite school lunch?🍇🍗🍕 We asked 1st graders at IDEA Burke to weigh in with their favorites to celebrate #NationalSchoolLunchWeek.
Do you remember your favorite school lunch? Share your memories with us below!
  • It's #NationalDictionaryDay and our 1st-grade scholar, Jackson Evans, from IDEA Harvey E. Najim would like to tell you his favorite word! What is your scholar's favorite word? Let us know in the comments below!
  • Reminder – There are no classes tomorrow! We hope you enjoy your extended weekend with your scholars!
  • For the past 19 years, IDEA has prepared students for success in college and in life. Our approach is different - and it works. For more information and to apply today, visit
  • The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has named seven IDEA campuses on its list of America's Healthiest Schools 2019!💪🏼
Six bronze medals were awarded to IDEA Brownsville Academy, IDEA Frontier College Prep, IDEA McAllen College Prep, IDEA Pflugerville Academy & College Prep and IDEA Weslaco Pike Academy and one silver medal was awarded to IDEA McAllen Academy!
These seven campuses were among only 75 schools in Texas and 355 schools in the nation to achieve this distinction. Our goal is to have 100% of our campuses receive a distinction by 2022, as we strive to become the healthiest district in America. #HealthyKidsHere
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  • IDEA Donna is really feeling that fall spirit!🍁🍂 What are some of your favorite things about the fall season? Share them with us in the comments below!
  • Congratulations to the ten 2020 David Robinson Fellows from IDEA Carver! These seniors were selected to receive $16,000 over four years to assist with college expenses. A reception was held on Friday to celebrate scholars and their families.

We’re so proud of all your hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence.
  • October is National Farm to School Month!🥒🍅🥕
Did you know? 16,000 pounds of food from five amazing IDEA farms will go directly to the plates of scholars across the network this year! That’s a lot of fresh produce! #NationalFarmToSchoolMonth #HealthyKidsHere
  • Happy World Teachers' Day!🍎 We're honored to have such incredible educators leading the way for our scholars to progress to and through college. Thank you for all you do!
Meet Dalia Mendoza, IDEA Founding Teacher Fellow for IDEA Greater Houston and current 2nd grade math co-teacher for IDEA Montopolis Academy. She chose to pursue work in education to be the strong, genuine teacher every student deserves.
What she enjoys most about working for IDEA is how dedicated everyone is, not just the teachers and principals but everyone in all departments. She loves the culture that encourages teamwork. #IDEAProud #TeamAndFamily
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National School Bus Safety Week at IDEA Public Schools

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More than 25 million children ride the yellow bus every school day, and National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers, ...

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