June-July issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Student Voice

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Articles

Maybe One Day, the Pain Won’t Feel the Same, by Earl Williams

We Create Hope Within Our Communities – Before and During COVID-19, Texas Chief Science Officers Advocate for STEM, by Elizabeth Alexander, Shreya Chaudhary & Isela Herrera

IDRA Valued Youth Partnership Students Share their Experiences as Tutors, by Serenity Nance and John Tscheulin

Systems in America Are Set Up to Be Racist, by Alana Price

We Are Important, and So is Our History, by Quardasha Mitchell

Student Voices on Reopening Schools

Extras

African American Studies Testimony Videos

Texas Chief Science Officers (CSO) program

IDRA Valued Youth Partnership program

Webinar recording: Student Perspectives on a Changing School Climate

Learning Goes On webpage


May 2020 the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: School District Health

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Articles

Habits of a Healthy School District Where All Students Thrive, by Celina Moreno, J.D., & Christie L. Goodman, APR

State Takeovers of School Districts Don’t Work, by Terrence Wilson, J.D., & Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D.

Implications of Texas SB 1882 Patchwork of Partnerships, by Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D.

Meet Dr. Chloe Latham Sikes – IDRA Deputy Director of Policy

IDRA Provides Bilingual Books to Young Learners to Diminish Digital Divide Effects Exacerbated by COVID-19

IDRA, Partners Provide South Texas Families Tech Support for Distance Learning During COVID-19 Crisis for Virtual Classrooms

Extras

Learn more about the IDRA Quality Schools Action Framework

Get the book: Courage to Connect – A Quality Schools Action Framework

Read how the framework aligned with one school district’s dramatic transformation in College Bound and Determined

Listen to our podcast episode: School District Takeovers History and Today – #200

See policy brief: Another Zero-Tolerance Failure – State Takeovers of School Districts Don’t Work

Learn about Semillitas de Aprendizaje

Learning Goes On webpage


April 2020 the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Equity Auditing

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Articles

Using Equity Audits to Assess and Address Opportunity Gaps Across Education, by Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D.

Ensuring Equity in Online Learning – Considerations in Response to COVID-19’s Impact on Schooling

Meet Dr. Bricio Vasquez – Education Data Scientist

A Win for Equity – Texas Board Adopts Curriculum Standards for African American Studies Course in Historic Vote

Extras

Six Goals of Educational Equity – Infographic

Six Goals of Educational Equity resources

Learning Goes On webpage

Mejores Prácticas para la Instrucción en Línea a Raíz del COVID-19

Best Practices for Online Instruction in the Wake of COVID-19

Garantizar la equidad en el aprendizaje en línea.


March 2020 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: The Census Effect

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Articles

The 2020 Census is Here – Schools Should be Active, by Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D.

President’s Proposed Federal Budget Would Cut Education Funding and Programs, by Morgan Craven, J.D.

Watching the Courts as They Consider the Next Voucher Case, by Morgan Craven, J.D.

What Schools Can Do for the 2020 Census Effort

Extras

Everyone Counts – 2020 Census

February 2020 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Fair Discipline

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Articles

At What Cost? A Review of School Police Funding and Accountability Across the U.S. South, by Terrence Wilson, J.D.

How Schools Can End Harmful Discipline Practices, by Morgan Craven, J.D., Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., & Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Racial and Gender Disparities in Dress Code Discipline Point to Need for New Approaches in Schools, by Chloe Latham Sikes, M.A.

Why Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs Do More Harm Than Good, by Ana Ramón

Meet Terrence Wilson, J.D. – IDRA Regional Policy and Community Engagement Director

Extras

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute

Unfair School Discipline – Discipline Practices in Texas Push Students Away from School – Web Story

eBook: Resources on Student Discipline Policy and Practice, Third edition, 2020


January 2020 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Teaching Quality

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Articles

State Policy Recommendations for Addressing Teacher Shortages, by Ana Ramón

Teacher Preparation for Diverse Classrooms, by Chloe Latham Sikes, M.A.

IDRA EAC-South Focus – Diversifying the Teacher Workforce

Educator Coaching Model Strengthens Schools Serving Diverse Student Populations, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D.

Extras

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute

IDRA EAC-South Diversifying the Teaching Field Online Assistance Package

Infographic: Preparing Teachers to Serve Today’s Classrooms

IDRA study: IDRA Transition to Teaching Program 15-Year Synthesis

Learn more about IDRA coaching and mentoring services

Learn more about IDRA services on instructional strategies for building inferencing skills

Podcasts about IDRA’s Coaching Model

• Coaching and Mentoring New Teachers – Episode 24

• Growth Mindsets to Increase Achievement – Episode 180

• Capacity Building Among School Leadership – Episode 177

• A Principal on Leadership for a Turnaround School – Part 1 – Episodes 168

• A Principal on Leadership for a Turnaround School – Part 2 – Episodes 169

• The Teacher as a Culturally Proficient Coach – Episode 58

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