During 2019 and 2020, IDRA analyzed data and conducted research to inform school improvement strategies across the U.S. South and to spark significant investment in distressed community schools. We built pipelines of leadership in school districts and coached principals to lead from a social justice mindset. We launched programs to open doors to STEM courses and careers for students.
As COVID-19 materialized, IDRA played a crucial role in supporting schools, districts and educators as they shifted to student learning from a distance. We immediately responded by developing resources for educators and families so learning could go on in an equitable manner. During a period of great disconnection, we brought people together – teachers, students, families, policymakers – to hear from each other about what they were experiencing.
In this report, The Power of Voice and Action – Accelerating the Promise, you will see stories of IDRA’s work in 2019 before the pandemic and stories in 2020 showcasing our quick and meaningful response.
Stories of impact include
See stories of IDRA’s work in 2019 before the pandemic and stories in 2020 showcasing our quick and meaningful response.Read Report Download .pdf
See case studies on IDRA’s leading research, policy and practice that secure solutions to school inequity and results for students.Read Report Download .pdf
We highlight seven leaders who never forget what we can do together to keep our promise to children.Read Report Download .pdf
See how IDRA and partners build national connections and networks for strong public schools, elevating transformative models for equity.Read Report Download .pdf
See how keeping a sharp focus on quality and equity faded the pivotal 2015 for children’s progress and deepening disparities.Read Report Download .pdf
Seven defining moments, from advancing education and civil rights, to amplifying the family voices in securing education quality and equity.Read Report Download .pdf
See stories, models and accomplishments in our work in 2013 to strengthen public education to work for all children.Read Report Download .pdf
40th anniversary edition - families and communites took to the streets and to the courts to demand equitable public education.Read Report Download .pdf
See stories of our work through with compelling facts, nurturing sustainable connections and promoting courageous leadership.Read Report Download .pdf
See stories of how we incorporated the Quality Schools Action Framework throughout our work to inform policy and practice.Read Report Download .pdf