WATCH: Sen. Cornyn meets with local leadership

US Senator for Texas John Cornyn made a stop in Midland Monday afternoon. The Permian Basin Strategic Partnership and US Senator John Cornyn hold a roundtable discussion with local leaders and experts at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum on Monday afternoon. 

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Sen. Cornyn to meet with Midland leadership

MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – U.S. Senator John Cornyn will be making a pit stop in the Permian Basin to discuss infrastructure, the economy and health care with Midland leadership next week.

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‘Big Oil’ has big money ideas…

The new Permian Strategic Partnership of 20 energy companies says that it will donate $16.5 million to support the opening of 14 new charter schools in the Midland-Odessa area.

Stantec to design specialized Career Technical Education high school in New Mexico

New institute to offer an energy course cluster to promote jobs in the Energy sector HOBBS, NM (August 15, 2019) TSX, NYSE:STN Hobbs Municipal Schools (HMS) has selected Stantec to design a new Career Technical Education (CTE) Center in Hobbs, New Mexico. As a regional facility, the Center will potentially serve students from surrounding school districts in Lea […]

Housing discount could be increased

If the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees approves at its 6 p.m. meeting today, district employees will be able to get an increased discount on Weidner Apartment Homes.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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

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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.