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Classnotes is IDRA’s free award-winning podcast series for educators and public school advocates that explores issues facing U.S. education today and strategies to better serve every student.

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Supportive College Climates for Undocumented Students – Classnotes Podcast #242

May 01, 2024

Classnotes Podcast (April 29, 2024) Anti-immigrant rhetoric has real consequences on students’ lives. Since IDRA’s earliest days, we have been … read more

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Classnotes Podcast Episode List

Apr 30, 2024

Award-winning podcast exploring strategies to better serve every student in our diverse classrooms. Sign up to receive free e-mail notices when new … read more

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Ambassador Educators on Promoting STEM Equity – Classnotes Podcast #241

Apr 04, 2024

Classnotes Podcast (April 3, 2024). Striking inequities in STEM pathways lead to underrepresentation of women and people of color in STEM … read more

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Student Leaders Surprise Teachers – Podcast Episode 240

Jan 19, 2024

Classnotes Podcast (January 19, 2024). Many programs in public schools take a while to bear fruit. This is not surprising … read more

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – Podcast Episode 239

Dec 14, 2023

Classnotes Podcast (December 14, 2023). In 2023, IDRA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year, … read more

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A Bright Future in Education Advocacy – Podcast Episode 238

Nov 09, 2023

Classnotes Podcast (November 9, 2023). At IDRA we often say “everyone is a policy advocate.” This means that everyone has … read more

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Perspectives on Broadband Infrastructure for Students – Podcast Episode 237

Oct 02, 2023

Classnotes Podcast (October 2, 2023). Access to technology and the Internet are not luxuries. They are critical to life today, … read more

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Advocates of Color and Community Power – Podcast Episode 236

Aug 31, 2023

Classnotes Podcast (August 30, 2023). Decisions about education made by state-level lawmakers impact millions of students. But few people have … read more

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Learning from Latino and Multilingual Youth – Podcast Episode 235

Jul 31, 2023

Classnotes Podcast (July 30, 2023). Jonathan Peraza Campos, M.S., speaks with Dr. Jyoti Kaneria and doctoral candidate Emily Lemon about … read more

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Legislative Advocacy – Podcast Episode 234

Jul 16, 2023

Classnotes Podcast (July 16 2023). As IDRA’s groundbreaking Education Policy Fellows Program closed its second cycle, we sat down with … read more

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The Law in Education – Rodríguez vs. San Antonio ISD – Podcast Episode 233

Mar 21, 2023

Classnotes Podcast (March 20, 2023). In the 1960s, students across Texas walked out of their schools to demand a strong … read more

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Educational Impact of Digital Redlining – Podcast Episode 232

Feb 06, 2023

Classnotes Podcast (February 6, 2023). Public school investment has largely mirrored investment in parts of communities or certain neighborhoods. The … read more

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The Law in Education – U.S. Supreme Court Update – Podcast Episode 231

Dec 08, 2022

Classnotes Podcast (December 8, 2022). The 2021-22 session of the U.S. Supreme Court left on imprint on education through a … read more

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Classnotes Podcast Awards and Recognitions

Dec 02, 2022

We are proud to share that the IDRA Classnotes Podcast has received the following awards. Please help us spread the … read more

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AIM Framework for Teaching Intercultural Skills – Podcast Episode 230

Nov 07, 2022

Classnotes Podcast (November 7, 2022). America is Me (AIM) is a framework that provides educators with curricular resources to promote … read more

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The Law in Education – Students Press for Affirmative Action – Podcast Episode 229

Oct 26, 2022

Classnotes Podcast (October 26, 2022). On October 31, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases that have the … read more

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Even Digital Natives Need to Learn Digital Literacy – Podcast Episode 228

Sep 26, 2022

Classnotes Podcast (September 26, 2022). Digital literacy is a critical skill for engaging in our world today. It is much … read more

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Evaluating Shared Family Leadership in Education – Part 2 – Podcast Episode 227

Aug 29, 2022

Classnotes Podcast (August 29, 2022) IDRA’s shared family leadership process involves families joining in collaborative leadership, establishing connections with school, … read more

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Evaluating Shared Family Leadership in Education – Part 1 – Podcast Episode 226

Aug 17, 2022

Classnotes Podcast (August 17, 2022) Effective evaluation is critical to understanding more than just whether or not an initiative worked. … read more

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Uniting Community Voices in Georgia Policymaking – Podcast Episode 225

Jul 20, 2022

Classnotes Podcast (July 20, 2022). This year was the first time IDRA has had a team in Georgia to lead … read more

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