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IDRA Newsletter 2020

Maybe One Day, the Pain Won’t Feel the Same

Jul 07, 2020

• by Earl Williams • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2020 • Editor’s note: When the Texas State Board of Education held hearings … read more

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We Create Hope Within Our Communities – Before and During COVID-19, Texas Chief Science Officers Advocate for STEM

Jul 07, 2020

• by Elizabeth Alexander, Shreya Chaudhary & Isela Herrera • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2020 • The Chief Science Officers … read more

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IDRA Valued Youth Partnership Students Share their Experiences as Tutors

Jul 07, 2020

• by Serenity Nance and John Tscheulin • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2020 • Tutoring My Kids by Serenity Nance … read more

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Systems in America Are Set Up to Be Racist

Jul 07, 2020

• by Alana Price • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2020 • The Black Lives Matter movement is a protest against … read more

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Student Voices on Reopening Schools

Jul 07, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2020 • In early June, IDRA kicked off our series of webinars on reopening schools … read more

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We Are Important, and So is Our History

Jul 07, 2020

• by Quardasha Mitchell • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2020 • Editor’s note: When the Texas State Board of Education … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 2020 Index

Jul 06, 2020

June-July issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Student Voice See PDF of this issue See overview for … read more

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Habits of a Healthy School District Where All Students Thrive

May 27, 2020

by Celina Moreno, J.D., & Christie L. Goodman, APR • IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • Health is on everyone’s … read more

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State Takeovers of School Districts Don’t Work

May 27, 2020

• Terrence Wilson, J.D., & Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • School districts are more … read more

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Implications of Texas SB 1882 Patchwork of Partnerships

May 27, 2020

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • Three years ago, the Texas legislature passed Senate … read more

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Meet Dr. Chloe Latham Sikes – IDRA Deputy Director of Policy

May 27, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., is IDRA’s new deputy director of policy. She first … read more

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IDRA Provides Bilingual Books to Young Learners to Diminish Digital Divide Effects Exacerbated by COVID-19

May 27, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • IDRA has long worked with schools and communities to close the digital divide … read more

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IDRA, Partners Provide South Texas Families Tech Support for Distance Learning During COVID-19 Crisis for Virtual Classrooms

May 27, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • IDRA launched a partnership with two community-based organizations in the Texas Rio Grande … read more

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Using Equity Audits to Assess and Address Opportunity Gaps Across Education

Apr 29, 2020

• Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Education leaders today are able to compile all … read more

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Ensuring Equity in Online Learning – Newsletter Article

Apr 29, 2020

Considerations in Response to COVID-19’s Impact on Schooling • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Editor’s Note: In a crisis, … read more

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Meet Dr. Bricio Vasquez – Education Data Scientist

Apr 29, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D., is IDRA’s education demographer and data scientist. He has worked … read more

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A Win for Equity – Newsletter Article

Apr 29, 2020

Texas Board Adopts Curriculum Standards for African American Studies Course in Historic Vote • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • … read more

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The 2020 Census is Here – Schools Should be Active

Mar 18, 2020

• Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2020 • This spring, families and individuals across the country will … read more

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President’s Proposed Federal Budget Would Cut Education Funding and Programs

Mar 18, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2020 • In February 2020, President Donald Trump released a proposed … read more

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Watching the Courts as They Consider the Next Voucher Case

Mar 18, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2020 • In January, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments … read more

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