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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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Dropout Prevention for Students with Special Needs – Podcast Episode 26

Dec 11, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (December 11, 2007) Students with disabilities drop out of school at higher rates than any other student group. … read more

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Professional Learning Communities in Schools – Podcast Episode 25

Nov 26, 2007

Classnotes Podcast  (November 26, 2007) A growing body of research has found that professional learning communities in schools, combined with … read more

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Coaching and Mentoring New Teachers – Podcast Episode 24

Nov 09, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (November 9, 2007) Although new teachers are expected to assume the same job responsibilities as teachers who have … read more

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The Watch on Racism Cannot Stop – Podcast Episode 23

Oct 26, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (October 26, 2007) Conversations about diversity in schools and in society typically put people in categories based on … read more

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Science is a Key to Life – Podcast Episode 22

Oct 15, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (October 15, 2007) Nurturing the budding scientists of the 21st Century to explore, discover and expand our universe … read more

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Engaging Parents in Education – Podcast Episode 21

Sep 28, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (September 28, 2007) The U.S. Department of Education recently released a new publication called “Engaging Parents in Education” … read more

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Science in Early Childhood Bilingual Classrooms – Podcast Episode 20

Sep 14, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (September 14, 2007) Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, points out that it takes 15 years … read more

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Fostering Student Engagement English Language Learners – Podcast Episode 19

Aug 29, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (August 29, 2007) Because of English language learners’ different English proficiency levels, teachers often struggle to find ways … read more

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Race – Podcast Episode 18

Aug 15, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (August 15, 2007) The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in late June involving race desegregation in two … read more

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A Conversation about Single Sex Education – Podcast Episode 17

Jul 31, 2007

Classnotes Podcast (July 31, 2007) The U.S. Department of Education recently expanded regulations for single sex education programs. Is single sex schooling … read more

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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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