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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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IDRA Names Two New Fellows

Sep 30, 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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IDRA Newsletter 2020 Index

Sep 30, 2020

September 2020 of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Education Policy See PDF of this issue See overview for … read more

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Using Choice Boards in the Virtual Classroom

Sep 10, 2020

• Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D. & Paula Johnson, Ph.D. • Learning Goes On • September 3, 2020 • Choice boards are … read more

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Learner-Centered Digital Badging with Distance Learning

Sep 10, 2020

•Michelle Martínez Vega & Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D. • Learning Goes On • September 9, 2020 • Digital badging represents a skill … 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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Family Engagement is Key to Student Safety Amidst COVID-19 Reopening

Aug 26, 2020

• Terrence Wilson, J.D. • Learning Goes On • June 26, 2020 • Over the summer, state and local school … read more

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What We are Hearing from Families, Students and Educators: Part II

Jul 30, 2020

• Ana Ramón • Learning Goes On • May 29, 2020 • The experiences and needs of students, families, educators and other … read more

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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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