With the latest CDC recommendations limiting small group gatherings, IDRA is canceling the live stream parent institute that was set for March 27. We will reschedule the popular in-person event for a later date once it is safe to do so and in consultation with our partners. We look forward to seeing you when all this has passed.
IDRA’s latest newsletter focuses on fair discipline with stories on
school police funding and accountability across the U.S. South, how schools can end harmful discipline practices, racial and gender disparities in dress code discipline point to need for new approaches in schools, why disciplinary alternative education programs do more harm than good and a profile of our new regional policy and community engagement director, Terrence Wilson, J.D.
This issue also has two online supplements: A new web story, “Unfair School Discipline – Discipline Practices in Texas Push Students Away from School,” and the newest edition of our eBook, “Resources on Student Discipline Policy and Practice.”
As a community, we have made a promise to our children - a big promise to provide a quality public education so all children may find their fullest future and fulfill it.
IDRA's new publication, Keeping the Promise - Putting Children First, features seven case studies that illustrate how IDRA promotes leading-edge research, policies, and practices that secure real solutions to school inequity and achieves results for students.
Across the country, school doors are now open. Families have gathered supplies. Teachers have arranged their rooms. Principals have organized their staff. The sights and sounds are familiar, just like every year. But some things need to be different if we are going to better serve our diverse students and lead them to success.
See a few examples of our new and most popular packages:
• English Learner Literacy Coaching
• Instructional Strategies for Building Inferencing Skills
• Effective Dropout Prevention through the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program
• Use Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ to Support Bilingual Early Childhood Literacy Development