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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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Five Dimensions of Mathematical Proficiency – Podcast Episode 16

Jul 13, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (July 13, 2007) What does it mean to be mathematically proficient? The Committee on Mathematics Learning was established by … read more

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Learnings from the Valued Youth Program – Podcast Episode 15

Jun 28, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (June 28, 2007) The IDRA Valued Youth Partnership program is a research-based, internationally-recognized dropout prevention program that has … read more

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Good Schools for Children Learning English – Podcast Episode 14

Jun 20, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (June 20, 2007) Research shows that bilingual education, when well implemented, is the most effective way to teach English to … read more

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Access to Higher Levels of Mathematics – Podcast Episode 13

May 30, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (May 30, 2007) Latino and African American children are under-represented in advanced math courses. And achievement gaps in … read more

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Reflections from Early Childhood Institute Attendees – Podcast Episode 12

May 18, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (May 18, 2007) The Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Early Childhood Educators Institute. It is the only … read more

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Valuing Families in Childrens Education – Podcast Episode 11

Apr 20, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (April 20, 2007) The underlying assumptions we have about our students have a dramatic effect on our ability to … read more

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Early Childhood Classrooms of Excellence – Podcast Episode 10

Apr 04, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (April 4, 2007) A Classroom of Excellence is a place where all young children thrive and are ready … read more

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Fostering Gender Equity in the Classroom – Podcast Episode 9

Mar 23, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (March 23, 2007) Federal law prohibits sex discrimination in schools, yet inequities remain. For examples, teachers often treat … read more

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Framing Systems Change for Student Success – Podcast Episode 8

Mar 02, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (March 2, 2007) Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA executive director, spoke at a conference in Chapel Hill, … read more

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Serving Migrant Students – Podcast Episode 7

Feb 14, 2007

Classnotes Podcasts (February 14, 2007) Migrant students are perhaps the most educationally disenfranchised group of students in our schooling system. … read more

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The Need for Cross-Race, Cross-Sector Dialogues – Podcast Episode 6

Jan 24, 2007

Classnotes Podcast  (January 24, 2007) More than 50 years ago, in Brown vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court unanimously … read more

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School Holding Power for Every Child – Podcast Episode 5

Jan 04, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (January 4, 2007) Schools are losing a student every three minutes. This lack of school holding power affects … read more

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Successful Reading Instruction – Podcast Episode 4

Dec 04, 2006

Classnotes Podcast (December 4, 2006) IDRA’s Focusing on Language and Academic Instructional Renewal (FLAIR) model capitalizes on the campus leaders, … read more

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The Power of IDRA’s Parent Leadership Model – Podcast Episode 3

Nov 10, 2006

Classnotes Podcast (November 10, 2006) Few people question the value of parents being involved in schools. But many school leaders struggle … read more

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New High School Allotment – Podcast Episode 2

Oct 26, 2006

Classnotes Podcast (October 26, 2006) In May, 2006, the Texas Legislature passed a measure to fund an initiative to help … read more

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Racial and Sexual Harassment – A School’s Legal Obligations – Podcast Episode 1

Sep 21, 2006

Classnotes Podcast (Sept. 20, 2006) Harassment is a problem that occurs in schools throughout the nation, whether they be urban … read more

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Increasing School Holding Power for All Students – Podcast Episodes

Apr 11, 2006

All children are valuable; none is expendable. But the fact is U.S. high schools lose more than one third of … read more

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