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

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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Nov 11, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (November 11, 2013) A new model of parent engagement is sweeping the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Evolving out of … read more

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Oct 17, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (October 17, 2013) Most of us can remember a time when students were expected to be silent in the … read more

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Oct 01, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (October 1, 2013) There is a lot of attention on how students and teachers can use iPads and other … read more

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Sep 06, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (September 6, 2013) School transformation doesn’t just happen by decree from a superintendent or principal. Systems and support for … read more

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Aug 21, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (August 21, 2013) The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district is demonstrating dramatic school transformation. After looking at the data, the … read more

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Aug 12, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (August 12, 2013) Deep in the heart of the Texas Rio Grande Valley, something amazing is happening. Many in … read more

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Jun 26, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (June 26, 2013) Six students received prizes in a national competition among participants in the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program, … read more

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Jun 13, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (June 13, 2013) Policies that encourage schools to funnel students into different high school tracks are making resurgence. This, … read more

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May 20, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (May 20, 2013) Sylvia Mendez remembers vividly the day in March of 1945 when her family was told she … read more

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Apr 15, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (April 15, 2013) In many cases, using one or two apps on the iPad or other tablet is just … read more

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Mar 28, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (March 28, 2013) The demographic profile of students have always been in a state of change. But today, that … read more

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Mar 07, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (March 7, 2013) The decision to change careers is a big one. Hundreds of Texans have done just that … read more

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Feb 25, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (February 25, 2013) As students get older and move into middle school and high school, some lose their positive … read more

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Feb 15, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (February 15, 2013) The promotora model of community outreach evolved in neighborhoods in Mexico and Latin American countries to provide medical … read more

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Dec 11, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (December 11, 2012) In many states across the country, school districts began implementing the Common Core State Standards developed … read more

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Nov 26, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (November 26, 2012) Schools are required to provide instruction in a language that students understand. Parents serve an integral … read more

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Nov 05, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (November 5, 2012) IDRA led the bilingual parent institute at the Texas Association for Bilingual Education with a focus … read more

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Oct 01, 2012

Classnotes Podcast (October 1, 2012) More than regular computers and basic access to the Internet, iPads and other tablets present … read more

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