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Classnotes is IDRA’s free award-winning podcast series for teachers and administrators that explores issues facing U.S. education today and strategies to better serve every student. See an index of shows by topic. Listen from your computer or from an MP3 player, like your phone or iPod. Subscribe for free through iTunes. Or get updates through our newsfeed (RSS). And if you like our show, please leave a short review for us in iTunes!

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Jul 22, 2019

Classnotes Podcast (July 22, 2019). The Chief Science Officers program was initiated in 2015 by Arizona-based SciTech Institute to elevate … read more

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Jul 03, 2019

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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Jul 01, 2019

Classnotes Podcast (July 1, 2019). In linguistics and language classes, the term “code-switching” describes how speakers mix two or more … read more

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May 21, 2019

Classnotes Podcast (May 21, 2019). Students at high school in San Antonio are taking a proactive role to promote student … read more

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Feb 12, 2019

Classnotes Podcast (February 12, 2019). Most schools express within their vision that “all children will learn.” Yet, the pathway to … read more

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Jan 15, 2019

Classnotes Podcast (January 15, 2019). Most parents and caregivers would agree that all students should be provided with the same … read more

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Dec 20, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (December 20, 2018) Schools across the country are learning from experience what research is showing that zero tolerance discipline … read more

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Nov 27, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (November 27, 2018) Communities and schools across the country are becoming more segregated across racial, ethnic and class lines. But … read more

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Oct 25, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (October 25, 2018) There may forever be a tension between what teenagers want to wear to school and … read more

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Sep 19, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (September 19, 2018) IDRA’s Education CAFE model takes parent involvement to a whole new level. Rather than limiting … read more

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Aug 16, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (August 16, 2018). Schools must be safe places for all children. LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer … read more

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Jun 04, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (June 4, 2018) Conversations about institutional discrimination usually take place at the macro, big-picture level. And those are important … read more

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May 11, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (May 11, 2018) Schools have long used the practice of holding students back to repeat a grade for such … read more

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Apr 12, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (April 11, 2018) Refugee children are a specific group of immigrant children, many of whom have experienced some … read more

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Mar 07, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (March 7, 2018) School leaders around the country are seeing the dramatic impact that the concept of a … read more

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Feb 13, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (February 13, 2018) Recognizing the negative effects of exclusionary discipline, schools are testing ways if reforming discipline to create … read more

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Jan 23, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (January 23, 2018) In 2013, Texas lowered graduation requirements for math, science and social studies and created a new … read more

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Dec 11, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (December 11, 2017) School improvement begins with the school’s leadership. Effective, informed, committed principals who mentor and support … read more

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Oct 26, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (October 26, 2017) Some young people, especially LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) kids, are … read more

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Sep 29, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (September 29, 2017) Some students face hurdles that end up steering them away from college. Some face barriers that … read more

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