May 2024 Issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This Issue’s Focus: Welcoming School Climates

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Articles

Welcoming and Safe Schools Require Authentic Relationship Building, by Morgan Craven, J.D.
Texas School District Becomes First to Adopt Policy to Prevent Identity-based Bullying – Statement by IDRA, Round Rock ISD, Black Parents and Families Collective, and Access Education RRISD

The Value of Integrating STEM, the Arts and Ethnic Studies, by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D., & Asaiah Puente, Ed.D.

IDRA Valued Youth Partnership Tutors Win Reflection Contest Awards – Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives

Extras

What Safe Schools Should Look Like for Every Student – A Guide to Building Safe and Welcoming Schools and Rejecting Policies that Hurt Students

70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling

Learn More about the IDRA Valued Youth Partnership

Booklet with the VYP winners’ full entries

IDRA SEEN School Resource Hub

IDRA Interrupting Bullying and Harassment in Schools – Online Technical Assistance Toolkit

IDRA SEEN Model Policy Shop


April 2024 Issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This Issue’s Focus: Language Rights

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Articles

Navigating Policy Landscapes for Linguistic and Cultural Equity, by Morgan Craven, J.D., & Lizdelia Piñón, Ed.D.

Language Rights are Civil Rights – 50th Anniversary of the Lau v. Nichols Ruling, by Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D.

AI as a Tool for Inclusive Bilingual Education, by Lizdelia Piñón, Ed.D.

Transnational Students Deserve a High-Quality Education on Both Sides of the Border, by Rebekah Skelton

Extras

Webinar: Lau v. Nichols 50th Anniversary (replay)

Infographic: Artificial Intelligence for the Bilingual Educator

IDRA’s Educator Six-part Webinar Series on Translanguaging (replay)

IDRA Serving Emergent Bilingual Students – Online Technical Assistance Toolkit

Corporal Punishment Information


March 2024 Issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This Issue’s Focus: School Safety

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Students Demand Safe, Supportive Schools – Student Authors Call for Ending Zero Tolerance and School-Based Policing, by Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D.

Where Some Policymakers and School Leaders Get School Safety Wrong, by Morgan Craven, J.D.

Thirty Years Later, the 1994 Gun-Free Schools Act Continues to Harm Students and Communities, by Rebekah Skelton

IDRA Names Youth Advisory Board Members – Five High School Students Serve as Advisors for Education Equity Initiatives While Learning New Skills

Extras

IDRA Valued Youth Partnership – See How VYP Improves Attendance & Socio-Emotional Learning

Bilingual Infographic: Build Safe Schools, Reject Hurtful Policies

Issue Brief: What Safe Schools Should Look Like for Every Student – A Guide to Building Safe and Welcoming Schools and Rejecting Policies that Hurt Students, by Morgan Craven, J.D.

School Policing Resources

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February 2024 Issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This Issue’s Focus: Education Research

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Mexican American Studies – A Deep Look by High School Students, by Marcela Hernández, Jonas Lokensgard & Hannah Rosales

Embedding Social-Emotional Learning into Student-Serving Programs, by Stephanie García, Ph.D.

IDRA Youth Advisory Board Members Study Culturally Responsive Teaching and School Discipline, by Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, M.Ed.

Extras

IDRA VisionCoders program

The IDRA Valued Youth Partnership Turns 40! See How VYP Improves Attendance & Socio-Emotional Learning

Resources for Cultural and Ethnic Studies

 IDRA Ethnic Studies Online Technical Assistance Package

Infographic: 5 Tips for Organizing a High School Student-Led Ethnic Studies Advocacy Group

Video: Student research highlights presentation, Culturally Responsive Education and School Discipline in Texas Schools: A Mixed-Methods Case Study


January 2024 Issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This Issue’s Focus: College Readiness and Success

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Texas School Counselors Point to Troubling State of College Advising – IDRA Studies the Role of Middle School Counselors in Supporting Students’ College Readiness

Texas’ Ban on College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Offices Takes Effect, by Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D.

Encouraging STEM Pathways through Student and Teacher Experiences, by Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D.

IDRA Priorities for the 2024 Georgia General Assembly Session

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Infographic: Understanding Texas’s DEI Ban at Public Universities

Infographic: More Ready Texas – IDRA study shows counselor concerns about the state’s graduation requirements

Report: School Counselors on College Advising Constraints – A Ready Texas Study

Data dashboard: Math and Science Course Offerings in Texas

Infographic from IDRA’s earlier study showing rural districts lost 24% in Algebra II enrollment

Podcast Episode: Student Leaders Surprise Teachers – Podcast Episode 240

Podcast Episode: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – Podcast Episode 239

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