The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many of the issues that have impacted students and families for generations, including access to well-funded educational programs, digital devices and connectivity, and affordable housing and healthcare.
Responding to the impact of COVID-19 on schools requires taking a critical look at many systemic inequities and listening to the communities most impacted by the pandemic.
Learn more about IDRA’s comprehensive approach to COVID-19’s impact on schools. See our Policy Primer: Ensuring Education Equity During and After COVID-19, IDRA’s living document listing policies to preserve and promote educational equity.
Cutting Public School Relief Funds to Subsidize Private Schools – An Analysis of How the Department of Education’s Equitable Services Rule Will Harm Texas Students and School Districts, IDRA Issue Brief • July 16, 2020
Letters and Public Comments
- IDRA Public Comment to U.S. Department of Education Re: CARES Act Programs, Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools, July 31, 2020
- Joint Letter to U.S. Department of Education Re: Comments in Response to Interim Final Rule on CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools, July 30, 2020
- IDRA Letter to U.S. Congress Urging Education Equity in Next Stimulus Package, July 27, 2020
- Joint Letter to Congress Regarding Next Round of COVID-19 Funding, July 27, 2020
- Joint Letter to Texas Congressional Delegation Calling for Additional Federal Relief to the Coronavirus Pandemic, July 21, 2020
- IDRA letter Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, July 14, 2020
- Supplemental Funding for English Learners/Title III in COVID Relief – Joint Letter, April 17, 2020
- Recommendations for the Bexar County Juvenile Justice System’s COVID-19 Emergency Plan – Joint Letter, March 27, 2020