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IDRA Newsletter 2022 Index

May 31, 2022

May 2022 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This issue’s focus: Fair & Effective Education Policy See PDF of this … read more

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Community Advocates Push Back as Georgia Legislature Targets Vulnerable Students

May 30, 2022

• By Mikayla Arciaga, M.A.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2022 • The Georgia General Assembly concluded the second session … read more

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Update on Texas Education Policy Priorities – What to Watch and Where to Engage for Educational Equity

May 30, 2022

• By Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., Monica Obregon, & Darlissa Villanueva • IDRA Newsletter • May 2022 • The Texas … read more

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IDRA’s Core Principles Influence Federal Advocacy

May 30, 2022

• By Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2022 • For almost 50 years, IDRA has been at the … read more

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IDRA and ARISE Adelante Partner to Make Texas School Funding System More Clear to Families

May 30, 2022

• By Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., & Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2022 • Families are … read more

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Being a Culturally Curious Educator Supports Positive Mental Health for Students

Apr 29, 2022

• By Mia Covarrubias • IDRA Newsletter • April 2022 • As a future school counselor, I know when school … read more

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Lessons Learned from Principals on Valuing, Safeguarding and Healing Students

Apr 29, 2022

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2022 • School principals balance many skills, demands and … read more

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Four Leverage Points for Culturally Sustaining Practices

Apr 29, 2022

• By Paula Johnson, Ph.D., and Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • April 2022 • In our work, particularly through … read more

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Why Emergent Bilingual Education Needs Equity-Centered Pedagogies

Apr 29, 2022

• By Dr. Lizdelia Piñón • IDRA Newsletter • April 2022 • As I worked toward earning my education administration … read more

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The Innovation of Translanguaging Pedagogy Enables Students to Use All of Their Tools

Mar 21, 2022

• By Dr. Lizdelia Piñón • IDRA Newsletter • March 21, 2022 • On a rainy Monday morning in Chicago … read more

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Let the Youth Speak for Themselves – Fostering Substantive Conversations and Advocacy in the Classroom

Mar 17, 2022

• Dr. Paula Johnson • IDRA Newsletter • March 2022 • Our goal as educators, parents and community members is … read more

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Families Celebrate Excellent Biliteracy Programs

Mar 17, 2022

• Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. & Alejandra Salazar Gonzalez • IDRA Newsletter • March 2022 • While biliteracy enhances students’ … read more

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An Introduction to Culturally Sustaining Practices in the Classroom

Mar 17, 2022

• Dr. Sulema Carreón-Sánchez • IDRA Newsletter • March 2022 • Culturally sustaining instruction is a research-based approach that links … read more

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – The Attacks Against Equity through School Censorship and How Educators Can Still Teach the Truth

Feb 28, 2022

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2022 • Like others across the country, Texas K-12 schools … read more

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Playing Defense is Not Enough – Let’s Recommit to a Vision of Public Schools that Values Every Child, Every Educator, Every Community

Feb 28, 2022

• Michelle Castillo, Ed.M. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2022 • Since January 2021, we have seen at least 37 … read more

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Reclaiming the U.S. Constitution – Legal Considerations for Combatting Classroom Censorship Laws

Feb 28, 2022

• Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2022 • The adoption of the 14th Amendment in 1868 represented our … read more

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New Advocacy Guide Shares Tips and Lessons from Classroom Censorship Fight

Feb 28, 2022

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2022 • At IDRA, we advocate educational policies and practices that … read more

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

Feb 28, 2022

• IDRA Newsletter • February 2022 • The expertise and experiences of all families must be part of building excellent … read more

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Healing-Centered Engagement – Transforming Education in the Pandemic and Beyond

Jan 30, 2022

• Irene Gómez, Ed.M. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2022 • This time last year, like many students, I didn’t … read more

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Equitable Education Policies in the U.S. South Can Push the Country Toward Education Justice

Jan 30, 2022

• Terrence Wilson, J.D., and Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2022 • The U.S. South is … read more

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