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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Push Outs – Children of Color

“It is high time that Texas take a new course. Investment in change must go beyond discrete dropout prevention programs. Investment must reflect our full commitment to providing for quality public schools in all neighborhoods for children of all backgrounds.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO Schools continue to lose and push children of color out of schools through a variety of practices and behaviors (low expectations, inappropriate disciplinary referrals, in-grade retention, watered down curriculum). This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on how collaboration is critical to dealing with disparities, highlights from IDRA’s latest Texas public school attrition study, supporting LGBTQ students faced with sexual & gender harassment and commemoration of Delgado vs. Bastrop case that ended legal segregation of Mexican Americans in Texas. See PDF of this issue See overview for easy sharing Articles Partnerships, Not Push Outs – Collaboration is Critical to Dealing with Disparities, by Paula Johnson, M.A. Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2016-17 – High School Attrition Returns to 24 Percent After One Year Bump, by Roy L. Johnson, M.S Supporting LGBTQ Students Faced with Sexual & Gender Harassment, by Susan Shaffer and Phyllis Lerner Commemoration of Delgado vs. Bastrop Case that Ended Legal Segregation of Mexican Americans in Texas Extras Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2016-17 and related resources – coming soon Classnotes Podcast Episode “Supporting LGBTQ Students Faced with Harassment” Resources on Student Discipline Policy and Practice, by IDRA

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IDRA eNews

Education News from IDRA Welcome to IDRA eNews. Each occasional edition gives you updates, alerts, resources and education news you can use to help create schools that work for all children. IDRA eNews is published online on state and national...

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Classnotes Podcast

podcasts-icon-lgThe twice monthly, award-winning podcast for people who care about excellent and equitable education for all children.

Sign up to receive free e-mail notices when new episodes are available. All we need is your e-mail address, and we won’t use it for anything else! Classnotes is IDRA’s free award-winning podcast series for teachers and administrators that explores issues facing U.S. education today and strategies to better serve every student. See an index of shows by topic. Listen from your computer or from an MP3 player, like your phone or iPod. Subscribe for free through iTunes. Or get updates through our newsfeed (RSS). And if you like our show, please leave a short review for us in iTunes! Don’t have a Smartphone or iPod? You can always listen to the latest episode by calling 1-612- 234-4186 (sorry, this is not a toll-free number).

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Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework

“The Quality Schools Action Framework helps people hone in on what’s important and needed in their local school context. A number of our partner schools and coalition organizations have used the framework to assess baselines, plan and implement strategy, and...

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Semillitas de Aprendizaje

Semillitas de Aprendizaje is a bilingual (Spanish/English) supplemental early childhood curriculum by IDRA that is based on the art of storytelling. Its culturally-relevant stories are for children to listen, view and then read along.

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Annual Reports

IDRA’s latest annual report, Keeping the Promise – Putting Children First – Equal Educational Opportunity for Every Child Through Strong Public School, is now available online. Grounded in the promises to children, families and communities that guided our work last...

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