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IDEA Seniors are Getting Into Tier 1 Colleges and Universities--Here's How

For 12 consecutive years, 100 percent of IDEA's graduating seniors have been accepted into college, and an increasing number are accepted into Tier 1 and 2 level schools. This staggering number speaks volumes to the dedication, not only of IDEA students, but also the staff.  Producing quality college applications for dozens of seniors is no small feat, just ask Janet Magana, IDEA's Director of College Counseling at IDEA College Preparatory Pharr.

"We have 80% of our students appl...

Spotlight: Changing Lives As An IDEA Special Education Teacher

William Pierce has enjoyed eight years teaching at IDEA San Benito College Preperatory and plans to spend many more focused on being the best special education teacher possible. His passion for teaching special education is longstanding and stems from his time as a middle school student.

“The school that I went to in Tyler (Texas) partnered with the local special education campus and we would get introduced to a buddy and go to plac...

IDEA Names Nate Lowry as the Executive Director for Tampa Bay Region

Nate Lowry, a respected leader in education, has recently been named IDEA Public Schools’ Executive Director of Tampa Bay, the second IDEA region outside of Texas. Nate is poised to take the helm in the Florida-based community when its first four schools open in fall 2021.

About Nate

Nate began his career in education as a middle school math and special education teacher with Donna Independent School District. During his third ye...