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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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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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Mar 31, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (March 31, 2015) The U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice recently published new guidance regarding education … read more

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Mar 06, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (March 6, 2015) In an environment where the pressure on educators is to push English and show results on … read more

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Feb 10, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (February 10, 2015) A revolutionary model of parent engagement is demonstrating how families and communities can collaborate with their … read more

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Oct 30, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (October 30, 2014) Federal law and court rulings have taken steps to protect the civil rights of students in … read more

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Oct 14, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (October 14, 2014) Families need to know how schools are doing, and they can use available data to … read more

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Sep 29, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (September 29, 2014) Karen Leahy knew that having a Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program tutor work with students in … read more

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Aug 25, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (August 25, 2014) The national PTA president, Otha Thornton, recently visited several PTA Comunitarios in the Texas Rio Grande … read more

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Jul 28, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (July 28, 2014) Teaching is a learning process. Teachers are constantly learning about their students and how they … read more

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Jun 30, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (June 30, 2014) Skepticism is often the first reaction elementary teachers to the idea of having students from the … read more

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Jun 03, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (June 3, 2014) Building college readiness involves more than focusing on cognitive learning. The affective domain also must be … read more

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May 19, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (May 19, 2014) In most classrooms, the days of memorization-focused teaching are gone. Though, we are still in the … read more

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May 07, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (May 7, 2014) Often, we think of preschool children learning their shapes rather than learning geometry. But of course … read more

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Apr 28, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (April 28, 2014) Bilingual education and English as a second language programs have been in place in U.S. … read more

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Mar 31, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (March 31, 2014) During many of the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program’s 30 years, students have written essays … read more

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Mar 17, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (March 17, 2014) During many of the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program’s 30 years, students have written essays about … read more

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Feb 27, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (February 27, 2014) As the struggle to keep many young people in school continues to face educators, parents … read more

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Feb 06, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (February 6, 2014) It’s never too early to engage children in exploring science and math. And in bilingual classrooms … read more

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Jan 30, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (January 30, 2014) Following a trend over the last decade or so of pushing for higher math education among … read more

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Dec 02, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (December 2, 2013) Last year in Classnotes Podcast episode 113, Bradley Scott, Ph.D. director of the IDRA South Central … read more

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