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IDRA Newsletter 2020

IDRA Newsletter 2020 Index

Dec 23, 2020

November-December 2020 of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Keeping the Public in Public Education See PDF of this … read more

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Chief Science Officer Students Lead the Way

Dec 22, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 • Chief Science Officer Arturo was recognized by the San Antonio Museum of Science … read more

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Texas Must Scrutinize Potential Charter Schools Before Issuing Approvals for Growth

Dec 22, 2020

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 • For the past 25 years, charter schools have … read more

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Pandemic No Excuse for Growth of Poorly Performing Virtual Charter Schools in U.S. South

Dec 22, 2020

• Terrence Wilson, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 • Education leaders across the U.S. South are making tough … read more

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A&M-Commerce Partners with IDRA in Groundbreaking Collaboration

Dec 22, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 • IDRA Will Teach Graduate-Level “Social Justice Through Education Policy” Course this Spring Texas … read more

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IDRA Names Two New Fellows

Nov 11, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2020 • Meet Irene Gómez: IDRA’s New Ethnic Studies and English Learner Research Fellow Irene … read more

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Highlights of IDRA’s 35th Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study – Pre-COVID-19 Attrition Rate was Down to 20%

Oct 30, 2020

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • Pre-COVID-19 analyses of attrition rate data in … read more

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Meaningful Strategies for Making STEM Accessible

Oct 30, 2020

• by Stephanie García, Ph.D., and Asmaa Mansour • IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • STEM is the foundation of innovation … read more

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IDRA Names Four New Fellows

Oct 30, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • The IDRA Education Policy Fellows Program is generously supported by Trellis Foundation and … read more

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College Degrees Are Worth It – People with Bachelor’s Degrees Have Lower Poverty Rates

Oct 29, 2020

• by Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • College access is the extent to which a prospective … read more

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How the IDRA EAC-South Helps School Districts Increase Access to Advanced Courses for Students of Color

Oct 29, 2020

• by Paula Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • Many long-established testing procedures and selection practices limit … read more

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IDRA Policy Priorities – State-Level Policies to Address Educational Inequities Now

Sep 30, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2020 • Many policies and practices have led to inequitable educational opportunities for students. COVID-19 … read more

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Legislative Sessions Constrained by COVID-19 Must Not Exclude Community Participation

Sep 30, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2020 • On any given day, nearly any member of the … read more

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The Policing of Black People Begins in Schools

Sep 30, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2020 • The people peacefully protesting in support of Black lives … read more

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A People-powered Plan for the Texas Legislative Session

Sep 30, 2020

• Ana Ramón • IDRA Newsletter • September 2020 • COVID-19 will make traditional ways of advocating in the Texas … read more

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Trump Administration, During a Pandemic, Moves to Privatize Education No Matter the Cost to Most Children

Sep 30, 2020

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2020 • The Trump Administration makes no secret that it … read more

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Every Scientist Named in the Texas Science Standards is a White Male

Sep 30, 2020

IDRA Recommends Accurate Inclusion of Scientific History • Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2020 • Editor’s Note: … read more

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Effective Family Outreach in the Pandemic Era

Aug 30, 2020

• by Karmen Rouland, Ph.D., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2020 • The COVID-19 pandemic … read more

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Engaging Families in STEM Conversations with Students

Aug 30, 2020

• by Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2020 • Children have personal experiences with STEM because it … read more

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Effective Education Reform During COVID-19 Requires Authentic Family Engagement

Aug 30, 2020

• by Terrence Wilson, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2020 • Since the COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close … read more

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