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Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement

All students deserve excellent and equitable educational opportunities. From school buildings to state capitols, IDRA works with families, students and education leaders to advocate smart, fair and effective policies. 

Ensuring Fair School Funding for All Students

All students deserve to go to excellent, well-funded schools. Policies that base funding on community wealth and ignore the real...

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Ending Harmful Discipline to Create Safer Schools

All students deserve safe and welcoming schools that do not use harmful discipline and school police to punish young people. ...

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Growing and Sustaining Healthy School Districts

Healthy school districts are diverse, community-centered, and are given the support they need to serve all students. Many systems and...

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Keeping the Public in Public Education

Public funds should remain in public schools, with oversight from local communities. Policies that funnel much-needed resources to charter schools,...

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Ensuring Excellent Educational Opportunities for English Learners

English learners have the right to excellent schools that support English mastery and develop and honor students’ home languages and...

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Preparing All Students to Succeed in College

Access to higher education expands life opportunities. Schools have a responsibility to prepare all students to succeed in college. Policies and...

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A Comprehensive Equity Approach to Addressing COVID-19’s Impact on Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many of the issues that have impacted students and families for generations, including access to well-funded educational...

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Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition

The Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition (TLEEC) is a collaborative of organizations and individuals with the mission to improve the...

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IDRA Education Policy Fellows of Color Program

To ensure equitable education policies, advocates of color must play a key role in state-level policymaking. IDRA seeks to change the landscape of...

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