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IDRA Ed Policy Summer Camp Series

Join students, families, and other advocates to learn and talk about the issues that impact schools during IDRA’s weekly summer learning series!


June 17, 2021: Whitewashing the Truth in Schools: An Update on Texas’ HB 3979

Texas’ House Bill 3979 and similar bills across the country are being used to whitewash history and limit how teachers and students can discuss racism, sexism and our country’s history of discrimination. In IDRA’s first Ed Policy Summer Camp session, we will share how these harmful bills will impact students and ways we can organize to protect learning in schools.


June 24, 2021: Texas Legislative Wrap-up: Education Policy Study Hall

What happened in the Texas legislative session? During this session wrap-up conversation, you are invited to learn about the policies that passed (or didn’t) related to college preparation and access, emergent bilingual student support, student engagement, and equitable responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This session includes a recap of beneficial and harmful bills, a panel discussion, and a Q&A period.


July 1, 2021: What Would YOU Do? Spending Federal Relief Funds in Schools

States and school districts across the country have received billions of dollars in COVID-19 federal relief funding. In this camp session designed for students, families, and other advocates, learn how those funds can be spent and help develop community-driven recommendations for how school districts can use the funds to support all students.


July 8, 2021: Using Federal Relief Funds for Racial Justice in Schools

COVID-19 created new challenges for schools, but it also made many existing challenges worse, particularly for students of color. In this session, students, families and other advocates will discuss how school districts can use federal relief funds to address deep educational inequities that harm Black, Latino and Indigenous students.


July 15, 2021: Emergent Bilingual Students and Federal Relief Funds

Emergent bilingual (English learner) students, families and advocates are invited to this special camp session! Share ideas for how school districts and states can use federal relief funds to support bilingual education programs, family and student engagement, and emergent bilingual learners. Register


For Students Only! How Schools Should Use Federal Relief Funds – Canceled until further notice

During this student-only session, young people will facilitate breakout sessions to identify how federal relief funds should be used to support students’ academic success and all-around well-being.


July 29, 2021: The South’s Got Something to Say

Across the U.S. South schools and students are facing similar challenges and opportunities. Join advocates from Texas and Georgia for a discussion of shared policy and community engagement strategies. Register

When: June 17, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT
Location: Online

Every Thursday 6:00-7:00 CT

June 17 to July 29, 2021