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IDRA Newsletter 2019

February issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Data for Actionable Knowledge

“IDRA will continue to work with our allies in the civil rights community to protect students and strengthen education by drawing on our unique ability to bridge policy, with practice, with teacher and principal training, and, most importantly, with community engagement, because families must be at the table.”                                                                   – Celina Moreno, J.D., IDRA President &CEO

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Articles

New IDRA CEO Carries on IDRA’s Legacy and Future, by Celina Moreno, J.D.

Meet Morgan Craven – IDRA’s National Director of Policy

IDRA Policy Issues for Texas in 2019 Released

Red Flags Wave in Proposed Changes to Title IX – Gender Equity in Schools Needs Diligence not Relaxation, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

The Attrition Rates for Poor Students is 29 Times Higher than for other Texas Students, IDRA Texas School Attrition Study, 2017-18

Extras

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute on April 5 in San Antonio

See up-to-date news on Texas school finance at IDRA’s online dashboard

Accountability Measures Set to Respond to Public Pressure

Jul 30, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • Changes Made to STAAR; Individual Graduation Committees Extended … read more

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Taking Steps Toward Keeping the Public in Public Education

Jul 30, 2019

• IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • IDRA joined more than a dozen education advocacy groups to release a policy … read more

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New Discipline and Safety Policies for Texas

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • To ensure all students succeed, schools must end … read more

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College Access Legislation Increases Transparency and Adds Funds to TEXAS Grant Program

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • Expanding access to college means ensuring that schools … read more

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Education Impact of Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship Question

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • IDRA Statement on Education Impact of Supreme Court … read more

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Texas Legislature Concentrates on School Funding

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • Texas’ 86th legislative session saw some of the … read more

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School Counselors Express Concerns about College and Career Advising in Texas

May 29, 2019

• by Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • May 2019 • “We’re asking kids to make big life decisions in … read more

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Five Best Practices that Add Women to the Equation – Preparing K-12 Girls for Mathematics

May 29, 2019

• by Stephanie García, Ph.D., & Kasia Razynska • IDRA Newsletter • May 2019 • Girls’ involvement in K-12 mathematics … read more

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Characteristics of College-Focused Schools

May 29, 2019

 • by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2019 • The platitude “College is not for everyone” often elicits … read more

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Current Proposals for Texas’ Investment in English Learners Still Not Enough

Apr 30, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2019 • Since 1981, Texas has had one of the … read more

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Fixing Asset-Based Early Childhood Education

Apr 30, 2019

• by Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • April 2019 • In teacher training sessions across the country, teachers repeatedly ponder … read more

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Building Culturally-Relevant Libraries for Young Learners

Apr 30, 2019

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., and José A. Velázquez, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2019 • Children are attracted to … read more

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Three Approaches for Dismantling Discriminatory Discipline in Schools

Apr 08, 2019

• by Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D., & José A. Velázquez, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2019 • Schools across … read more

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Federal School Safety Commission Recommendations Could Lead to Less Safe Schools

Apr 08, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2019 • In response to the violent school shooting in … read more

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Discipline Policies Must Not Come at the Expense of Any Group of Students

Apr 08, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2019 • Recently, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. … read more

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Restorative Practices – Informal and Formal Processes for Addressing Behavior

Apr 08, 2019

• by Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2019 • Traditional discipline in schools often excludes students … read more

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In Memoriam – Mr. William Acosta

Apr 08, 2019

• IDRA Newsletter • March 2019 • Mr. William Acosta, a member of the IDRA Board of Directors for 22 … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 2019 Index

Mar 01, 2019

June-July 2019 Issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Education Policy “Ensuring all students graduate prepared to succeed … read more

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New IDRA CEO Carries on IDRA’s Legacy and Future

Feb 28, 2019

• by Celina Moreno, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2019 • For almost half a century, IDRA has promoted equal … read more

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Meet Morgan Craven – IDRA’s National Director of Policy

Feb 28, 2019

• IDRA Newsletter • February 2019 • This year, the IDRA Newsletter will continue to highlight our staff’s varied and … read more

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