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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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Student Voice – Chief Science Officer International Program – Podcast Episode 193

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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Code-switching as a School Strategy – Podcast Episode 192

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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Student Activists in High School – Podcast Episode 191

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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Superintendent Program for Equity and Social Justice through Education – Podcast Episode 190

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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3 Ways to Make Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students – Podcast Episode 189

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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District Innovation Reverses Truancy – Podcast Episode 188

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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Achieving Integrated Schooling – Podcast Episode 187

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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Dress Codes and Religion Equity – Podcast Episode 186

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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Stronger Parent Involvement through Family Leadership in Education Projects – Podcast Episode 185

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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Teacher Responsibilities in Supporting LGBTQ Students – Podcast Episode 184

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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Teacher Adapts Curricula to Circumvent Institutional Discrimination – Podcast Episode 183

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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Holding Back In-grade Retention – Podcast Episode 182

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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Supporting Refugee Students – Podcast Episode 181

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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Growth Mindsets to Increase Achievement – Podcast Episode 180

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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Strategies for Restorative Student Discipline – Podcast Episode 179

Feb 13, 2018

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

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Ready Texas Study of New Graduation Requirements – Podcast Episode 178

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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Capacity Building Among School Leadership – Podcast Episode 177

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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5 Strategies for College Readiness in Diverse Schools – Podcast Episode 175

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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Authentic Family Engagement through Education CAFEs – Podcast Episode 174

Sep 08, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (September 8, 2017) IDRA has launched the next generation of its model for family and community engagement. Originally … read more

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Skills Needed for Teaching in Diverse Classrooms – Podcast Episode 173

Aug 03, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (August 3, 2017) With the quickly-changing dynamics across our communities, teachers often are facing the challenge of incorporating … read more

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