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Texas High School Attrition Rate Worsens for the First Time in Seven Years – Highlights of IDRA’s 37th Annual Attrition Study

Oct 29, 2022

By Charles A. Cavazos.• IDRA Newsletter • October 2022 • IDRA’s latest annual attrition study found that 20% of the … read more

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Keeping Young Digital Citizens Safe

Oct 29, 2022

By Michelle Martínez Vega • IDRA Newsletter • October 2022 • $15,000 stolen from a teacher, or some may say … read more

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Digital Divide Stories in South Texas Colonias

Oct 29, 2022

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2022 • For Digital Inclusion Week 2022, IDRA and our long-standing partner, ARISE Adelante, led … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 2022 Index

Oct 29, 2022

October 2022 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This issue’s focus: Bridging the Digital Divide See PDF of this issue … read more

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The Parallel Roads to Digital and Racial Justice

Oct 28, 2022

By Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2022 • Like other injustices, the digital divide is perpetuated through … read more

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LGBTQ+ Inclusive Education is Not Dangerous, Nor is it a Difficult Feat

Sep 29, 2022

By Manav Lund, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • If proponents of equity in our schools … read more

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School Support Systems Help Students Succeed

Sep 29, 2022

By Shreya Selvaraju, High School Junior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • A myriad of factors play into student … read more

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Policing Students Through Dress Codes Needs to Stop

Sep 29, 2022

By Ryan Cyrus, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • As the current school year approached, many … read more

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Equip Schools to Support Student Mental Health

Sep 29, 2022

By Tatiana Martínez Alvarez, High School Junior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • Mental health is critical to a … read more

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Mexican American Studies is American History

Sep 29, 2022

By Josué Peralta de Jesús, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • When people think of U.S. … read more

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School Safety Requires Listening

Sep 29, 2022

By Hawaii Guerin, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • A huge issue that U.S. students face … read more

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We Need a Well-Rounded Education – An Open Letter to Lawmakers

Sep 29, 2022

By Kennedy Moore, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • Over the last couple of years, the … read more

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Dress Codes: A Racist, Sexist History and Why They Must be Changed

Sep 29, 2022

By Adam Shelburn, High School Junior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • Many school districts have the same or … read more

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STEM Ecosystems Foster Community Engagement for a Strong Future – Partner with a STEM Learning Ecosystem Near You!

Aug 31, 2022

By Stephanie García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2022 • A learning ecosystem harnesses unique collaborations in symbiosis to … read more

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Parents Already Have Rights to Expect an Equitable and Just Education – Four Ways Schools Can Constructively Engage with Families

Aug 31, 2022

By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2022 • Current attacks on public education are perversely trumpeting … read more

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Families Must be Centered in Education Policymaking, Not Used as Puppets – IDRA Statement

Aug 31, 2022

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2022 • The expertise and experiences of families, including those of color, those with limited … read more

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Recent Campaigns for “Parents’ Bill of Rights” Designed to Marginalize Majority of Families

Aug 31, 2022

By Terrence Wilson, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2022 • All families should be a part of building excellent … read more

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The Facts about School-based Police

Jul 29, 2022

• By Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2022 • We do not need police in our schools. Despite … read more

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A Policy Roadmap – School Safety for All Students

Jul 29, 2022

• By Makiah Lyons, Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D., & Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2022 • Schools should … read more

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Alternative Responses to Student Behavior – Steps for Teachers, Administrators and School Staff

Jul 29, 2022

• By Paula Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2022 • As much as we care for our students, … read more

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