school books with blackboard

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.

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 […]

IDEA schools and community meeting

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.

Pioneer Natural Resources Oil Rig

Pioneer remains upbeat about Permian Basin operations

Pioneer Natural Resources and other shale producers are having their high-flying wings clipped by investors concerned that the producers were spending far more than they were earning.

Nonprofit oil alliance spends on grant writer for New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A nonprofit alliance of energy companies has spent $80,000 on a grant writer to help New Mexico’s Transportation Department pursue federal grants. The state’s Legislative Finance Committee announced in a newsletter Tuesday the support from the Permian Strategic Partnership.