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Oil Companies Donate $16.5MM to Open Schools in Permian

The Permian Strategic Partnership, a group of 20 Permian Basin energy companies, will donate $16.5 million to help open 14 schools in Midland and Odessa by 2025, the coalition announced Sunday.

Permian Strategic Parntership logo

Our First Major Funding Commitment

Midland and Odessa, Texas — A large and diverse group of businesses, foundations and individuals from both Midland and Ector Counties today announced they have collectively committed nearly $55 million in private funding needed to bring nationally recognized IDEA Public Schools to Midland and Odessa beginning in the fall of 2020. Local philanthropists have been […]

PSP meeting about IDEA schools

Foundations, PSP come together to make IDEA project happen

Collaboration between three of Midland’s major philanthropic players and the Permian Strategic Partnership helped make possible one of the biggest education announcements in the city’s history.   IDEA Public Schools will bring 14 schools to Midland-Odessa by 2024-2025, and one reason is $55 million in pr犀利士5mg ivate funding; $45 million of that is from Midland’s philanthropic […]

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The big IDEA

IDEA Public Schools is planning to open 14 schools on seven sites inside Midland and Odessa by the 2024-25 school year.

IDEA Public Schools Meeting

What they are saying about IDEA in Midland and Odessa

“Improving public education is vital to the success of our communities and is a top priority for PSP and our member companies…”  Permian Strategic Partnership Chairman Don Evans

Bethany Solis Executive Director of Permian Basin IDEA schools

IDEA fueled by donations

A group of Permian Basin companies, foundations and individuals from Ector and Midland counties have contributed nearly $55 million in start-up funds for IDEA Public Schools to establish a presence in the region.

ECISD COO Patrick Young

ECISD looking at more student growth, overcrowded campuses

An infusion of growth, particularly at the middle and high school levels, is coming over the next 10 years for Ector County Independent School District, a recent demographic study by Davis Demographics shows.

Wadley-Barron Park in Midland

Opinion: There is power in partnership

The Permian is blessed with courageous, inventive people and natural resources beyond our wildest imagination. It is one of the reasons wildcatters had the audacity to believe they could create an oasis in the middle of the desert so many lifetimes ago.