March 27, 2020

Parent Institute

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™

Bilingual Parent Institute  Special event for families, community groups, educators and administrators  Grounded in our unique model of family leadership in education, the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute is an event where families lead each other in advocating for equitable and excellent education in their communities. This annual institute offers families, school district personnel and community groups from across the country the opportunity to network, obtain resources and information, and receive training and bilingual materials on IDRA’s nationally-recognized research-based model for parent leadership in education. The institute is interactive and participatory. All presentations are bilingual (English-Spanish). Registration fee: $75 per person through February 29, 2020; $100 per person beginning March 1, 2020. 15% Discount for groups with 30 or more registrants by March 20, 2020. Fee includes presentations, materials,...

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February 24, 2020

Freedom Black History Bus Tour of San Antonio

When you think of San Antonio, you think the Alamo, the Riverwalk, the Spurs, tourism, Mexican cuisine. You don’t necessarily think Black culture. The African American population is only 7%, which is one of the smallest for a U.S. city of this size. But there is a rich Black history here in San Antonio known to few. On this historic tour of the city’s “Eastside,” we strive to shed light on this important story by visiting some of San Antonio’s most notable African American landmarks and locations. We will take a ride to visit over 18 monumental sites significant to the Black community here in the Alamo City, including: Carver Cultural Community Center (formerly the Colored Branch Library) – originally erected in 1918, as a community center for African Americans...

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January 23, 2020

Open House

We’d love to see you at our Open House if you’re in the area! 

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October 12, 2019


Mexican American Studies K-12 Professional Development

See flier (PDF) This next free workshop in this series will offer guidelines that center on how to plan and teach Mexican American Studies at district and campus levels. Sessions will be led by educators who have created curriculum and lesson plans for Mexican American Studies in math, social studies, history, literature and fine arts. CPE hours available.  Join the conversation at IDRA’s Equity Connection!     #MASTeachersOfTexas      #MASforTexas      #SomosMAS

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January 10, 2018


Webinars List

Recent Webinars by IDRA and Our Partners January 10, 2018 – Integrated Schooling – Strategies and Benefits for Diverse Learning December 5, 2017 – Cultivating Equity-oriented Educators – What SEAs Can do to Promote Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices at the LEA Level – Webinar Series Part II November 15, 2017 – Culturally Responsive Pedagogy – An Effective Tool in Systemic School Transformation under ESSA – Webinar Series Part I November 8, 2017 – Diversifying the Teaching Field – Challenges and Opportunities September 20, 2017 – Ensuring a Safe and Inclusive School Environment for LGBTQ Students August 24, 2017 – How to Comment on the Texas ESSA Plan

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September 20, 2017


Ensuring a Safe and Inclusive School Environment for LGBTQ Students – Webinar

Presented by the Center for Education Equity (CEE) in partnership with the IDRA-EAC South How can we affirm and support LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) students and their families in schools? Although a lot of progress has been made in shifting public opinion in the last decade, LGBTQ students still face high incidents of bullying, harassment, and discrimination. What can educators do to support these students and ensure they are given every opportunity to succeed? In this webinar, hear from presenters as they share diverse perspectives and strategies on how to create safe and positive school environments to protect the civil rights and socio-emotional well-being of LGBTQ students. Learning Outcomes Participants will learn about: Strategies, best practices, and policy recommendations to ensure a safe and supportive school...

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April 28, 2017

Fellows Program Symposium 2017

State Investment in School Facilities – José A. Cárdenas 2017 School Finance Fellows Program Research Symposium

At this research symposium, Dr. Marialena Rivera, IDRA’s 2016 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, presented her research findings. Dr. Rivera, provided a briefing on her study, “What about the Schools? – Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities,” followed by a panel discussion with experts from across the country. Through case studies of five states with varying facilities policies, Dr. Rivera’s study examines the factors contributing to expanded state investment in equitable public school facilities and how those factors can be leveraged to encourage states that make minimal investments to expand their support for facilities funding. The five case study states are Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wyoming. An assistant professor of education and community leadership at the Texas State University College of Education, Dr. Rivera’s research...

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October 18, 2016

Roundtable Series

Opportunity Matters Roundtable Series

Through IDRA’s Opportunity Matters Roundtable Series, we spotlight key issues in education quality, opportunity and equity.

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February 3, 2015

Policy Forum


IDRA briefed legislative staff in Austin on the research and implications for policy in a forum hosted by Senator José Rodríguez and held in collaboration with the Texas Center for Education Policy, University of Texas at Austin.

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February 2, 2015

José A. Cárdenas 2015 School Finance Fellows Program Research Symposium

José A. Cárdenas 2015 School Finance Fellows Program Research Symposium

Low Funding for Educating ELLs Affects Students Across Texas New Research on Education of English Learners in Middle School and High School Released at IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow Program Symposium

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