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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!

Classnotes is now available on Spotify!

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See a list of all of IDRA’s Classnotes Podcast episodes

Feb 21, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (February 21, 2017) Most teacher preparation programs fall short in equipping teachers to use culturally responsive practices with … read more

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Jan 23, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (January 23, 2017) The school principal has a critical role in leading staff to educate every student on … read more

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Dec 02, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (December 2, 2016) The school principal lays the critical foundation for an effective school. Not surprisingly, research shows … read more

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Oct 24, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (October 24, 2016) Across the country, educators look for ways to connect their lessons to the “real world,” seeking … read more

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Sep 19, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (September 19, 2016) In order for educational equity to take hold in a school, it is critical that … read more

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Jul 18, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (July 18, 2016) Seeing the fragmentation of school reform efforts across the country, a group of experts came … read more

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Jun 06, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (June 6, 2016) We have high expectations for our teachers. IDRA’s Quality Schools Action Framework points to teaching … read more

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May 10, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (May 10, 2016) Just a few months ago, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law, succeeding the … read more

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Apr 19, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (April 19, 2016) Mark Barnett, IDRA’s new chief IT strategist, was a presenter a TEDx talk at TEDx San Antonio … read more

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Mar 29, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (March 29, 2016) IDRA recently brought together researchers, K-12 educators, policymakers, family and community leaders, higher education faculty, and students … read more

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Feb 16, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (February 16, 2016) Each content area in middle school and high school has its own vocabulary and language. … read more

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Dec 17, 2015

Classnotes Podcast  (December 17, 2015) The U.S. Supreme Court has twice heard arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas … read more

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Nov 30, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (November 30, 2015) Stories of school discipline going too far circulate social media and the news cycle pretty … read more

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Nov 09, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (November 9, 2015) Numeracy is the ABCs of math. It is a critical foundation for using math in … read more

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Sep 14, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (September 14, 2015) Community groups, parents and students came together recently with 16 school superintendents from across the Rio … read more

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Aug 31, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (August 31, 2015) Texas in the midst of the largest school finance lawsuit in the state’s history. Over … read more

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Aug 18, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (August 18, 2015) The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education declaring segregated schools unconstitutional … read more

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Jul 16, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (July 16, 2015) Bringing more females, minorities and low-income students into STEM fields requires building an environment of … read more

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Jun 30, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (June 30, 2015) Despite efforts across the nation over the last decade to increase STEM education for girls … read more

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Apr 21, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (April 21, 2015) While many bilingual education programs across the country are designed to build students’ fluency in English, … read more

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