Media Coverage 2020 

Moreno: Recommendations for President-elect Biden’s Education Transition Team, by Celina Moreno, J.D., Rio Grande Guardian, December 10, 2020

A&M-Commerce partners with IDRA for groundbreaking collaboration, North Texas e-News, December 10, 2020

A&M-Commerce partners with IDRA for collaboration, Herald-Banner, December 8, 2020

Want to increase voter participation? Invest in education, #WeRefuseToLose, November 18, 2020

San Antonio community reflects on death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Zack Briggs & Adam Pyle, KENS 5-TV San Antonio, September 20, 2020

Vital Conversations: Raising The Bar For Educational Equity, Youth Success In San Antonio, by Kathleen Creedon & Kim Johnson, The Source, September 16, 2020, featuring guests: Celina Moreno, president and CEO of IDRA, Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, executive director of the UpPartnership, & Jessica Weaver, CEO of Communities in Schools San Antonio

IDRA: Welcoming Immigrant Students in School, by Dayna Reyes, Rio Grande Guardian, September 11, 2020

Press Release, Video: Virginia African American History Education Commission Presents Final Recommendations to Gov. Northam, Secretary Qarni, etc., Blue Virginia, August 31, 2020

San Antonio Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis, Some Find Proclamation Divisive, by Joey Palacios, Texas Public Radio, August 21, 2020

Webinar Helps Teachers Connect with Students, Families, By Stefanie Jackson, Eastern Shore Post, August 20, 2020

Why We Should Not Teach In English Language?, by Javaid Iqbal, Kashmir Life, August 12, 2020

Southwest ISD gets donation of bilingual books for students, by SBG San Antonio, WOAI News4SA, August 6, 2020

Southwest ISD receives more than 5,000 books for young students, by SBG San Antonio, WOAI News4SA, August 6, 2020

Private schools in Texas limit enrollment as they aim to reopen classrooms, Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune, August 5, 2020 (Brownsville Herald, August 5, 2020) (KERA News, August 9, 2020)

In Bilingual Classrooms, Teachers Are Anxious To Build Relationships, Close Digital Divide, Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media, August 8, 2020

Coronavirus In Greater Houston: Fort Bend COVID-19 Cases Set to Spike After Backlog Discovered, by Laura Isensee, Paul Debenedetto, Matt Harab, Houston Public Media, August 3, 2020

Amarillo ISD passes educational equity, racism and discrimination resolution at recent board meeting, by David Gay, Amarillo Globe-News, July 24, 2020

Wyden, Merkley introduce Senate resolution to declare racism a public health crisis, by Barney Lerten, KTVZ TV (Oregon-Northwest). July 24, 2020

New principal at Bivins Elementary hopes to inspire minority students, Shardae LaRae, KAMR/KCIT TV (Amarillo), July 22, 2020

Book Chapter: Strategic Partnership for Family Leadership: Education CAFE, by Aurelio M. Montemayor (Intercultural Development Research Association, USA) and Nancy Feyl Chavkin (Texas State University, USA), in Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools, edited by Ursula Thomas, IGI Global, 2020, pp. 32-58.

Why Some San Antonio Students Want an End to School Policing, by Camille Phillips, Texas Public Radio, July 9, 2020

Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline through a Comprehensive Approach to School Equity, Arkansas Law Review, by Morgan Craven, J.D., Paula Johnson, Ph.D., & Terrence Wilson, J.D., Summer 2020

COVID-19 Spotlights the Inequities Facing English Learner Students, as Nonprofit Organizations Seek to Mitigate Challenges, by Melissa Lazarín, Migration Policy Institute, Summer 2020

Counting on state’s funding promise, San Antonio ISD approves budget, Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, June 23, 2020

Austin school board OKs $1.65 billion budget amid calls to divert district police funds, Melissa B. Taboada, Stephenville Empire-Tribune, June 23, 2020

Groups Call for Austin ISD to Shift Money from Policing In Schools To Building Community, by Sangita Menon, KUT, June 22, 2020

As COVID-19 Strains School Budgets, Texas’ Historic Education Cuts Give Lessons, by Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media, June 18, 2020

Amarillo Education Association asking AISD to make changes to help end racism, by Zach Martin, KAMR/KCIT TV (Amarillo), June 15, 2020

IDRA feature focuses on Valley’s digital divide, by Luis Montoya, Rio Grande Guardian, June 13, 2020

Watch: During COVID-19, nonprofit pivots to address digital divide, by Steve Taylor, Rio Grande Guardian, May 27, 2020

Watch: Arise Adelante helps colonia families navigate the digital divide, by Steve Taylor, Rio Grande Guardian, May 22, 2020

Commentary: Not aiding DACA students merciless, by Celina Moreno, for the San Antonio Express-News, May 14, 2020

CSLAP’s Response to COVID-19, Thomas Ray Garcia, Rio Grande Guardian, May 6, 2020

Schools Lean on Staff Who Speak Students’ Language to Keep English-Learners Connected, Corey Mitchell, Education Week, April 27, 2020

Aprueba Estado curso de estudios afroamericanos – Con el voto unánaime, el SBOE da un paso Adelante para crear escuelas excelentes, Edelia Hernández, El Mañana, April 21, 2020

Data Deficit: No A-F Grades for Districts or STAAR Exams for Students, Emily Donaldson, Rivard Report, April 16, 2020

Teenager at Harris County juvenile detention tests positive for coronavirus, Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, March 26, 2020

Schools and students with disabilities likely to struggle with special ed at a distance, Shelby Webb, Houston Chronicle, March 22, 2020

Facebook Live Interview: La Semana del Ñino Parent Institute – Parent Training Workshop, Willie Tenorio with guest Aurelio Montemayor, ¡MASBÁmonos! Show!, March 19, 2020

‘Uncharted territory’: Austin-area schools shutter amid coronavirus fears, Austin American-Statesman, Julie Chang & Aaricka Washington, March 16, 2020

Fronteras: The Legacy Of The Chicano Student Walkouts Remembered 50 Years Later, Norma Martinez & Lauren Terrazas, Texas Public Radio, January 31, 2020

Mexican American civil rights institute finds a home at OLLU, Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, January 21, 2020