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IDRA Newsletter 2021

Federal Education Policy News – What Educators Need to Know

Aug 06, 2021

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2021 • Below are some updates on federal court decisions and … read more

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Texas Legislature Takes Some Steps Toward Addressing the Digital Divide

Aug 06, 2021

• Thomas Marshall • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2021 • Student success depends on the quality of the education resources … read more

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Student Health and Engagement Response to COVID-19 in Texas

Aug 06, 2021

• Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2021 • The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated inequities within Texas’ public education system. … read more

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Family and Student Advocacy Persisted During the Texas Legislative Session Despite Structural Barriers

Aug 06, 2021

• Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2021 • During the 2021 Texas legislative session, voices of … read more

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Most Opportunities Missed to Expand College Preparation and Access in Texas

Aug 06, 2021

• Altheria Caldera, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2021 • For Texas to expand students’ access to college, the … read more

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Exciting Advances for Emergent Bilingual Students in Texas

Aug 06, 2021

• Araceli García • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2021 • Despite the uniquely difficult circumstances of the 2021 Texas legislative … read more

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Visions and Provisions – Planning for K-12 Ethnic Studies Implementation

Jun 14, 2021

• Irene Gómez, Ed.M. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2021 • As a Latina raised in Texas, I come from … read more

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Texas HB 3979 Will Hurt Students by Curtailing Schools’ Equity Efforts

Jun 08, 2021

• Altheria Caldera, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2021 • School district leaders across the United States are adopting … read more

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Culturally Sustaining Instruction Requires Culturally Sustaining Leadership

Jun 08, 2021

• Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2021 • The pandemic reminded us very quickly that relationships … read more

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Anti-Racist Schooling for All Students of Color

Jun 08, 2021

• Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D., & Altheria Caldera, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2021 • Anti-racist schooling occurs as a … read more

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What the Term “Culturally Sustaining Practices” Means for Education in Today’s Classrooms

Jun 08, 2021

• Altheria Caldera, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2021 • Throughout the decades, IDRA has used several equity-centered pedagogical … read more

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Solving the Digital Divide Requires Authentic Family Engagement

Apr 30, 2021

•  Thomas Marshall • IDRA Newsletter • April 2021 • The digital divide affects millions of Texas households that cannot … read more

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Education CAFE Families Provide Insight on State-Level Education Policies

Apr 30, 2021

• Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2021 • The Texas Legislature is hearing from a new … read more

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The Case for Alternate Assessments and Community Oversight

Apr 30, 2021

• by Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., Hector Bojorquez, & Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2021 • COVID-19 … read more

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Mental Health Implications of Virtual Learning on Student Engagement

Mar 31, 2021

• Christina Muñoz • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • Two out of five young adults 18- to 24-years-old report having … read more

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Students of Color Deserve Culturally Responsive Instruction and Ethnic Studies

Mar 31, 2021

• Altheria Caldera, Ph.D., and Nino Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • The Problem: Cultural Incongruence Traditional … read more

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Strategies for Engaging Students in Today’s Virtual and Hybrid Classrooms

Mar 31, 2021

• Stephanie García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • During the COVID-19 pandemic, education experts, companies and individuals … read more

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Student Researchers Collect Insights from Peers  about the Pandemic’s Effects on Schooling

Mar 31, 2021

• Ana Ramón • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • During the summer and fall of 2020, four high school … read more

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Digital Divide Directly Impacted Student-School Engagement During COVID-19

Mar 31, 2021

• Christina Muñoz • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • Students with limited access to the basic resources necessary to thrive … read more

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Teachers Share Best Practices for Virtual Instruction in the Age of COVID-19

Mar 01, 2021

• Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2021 • History will show that today’s teachers are doing monumental … read more

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