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Habits of a Healthy School District Where All Students Thrive

May 27, 2020

by Celina Moreno, J.D., & Christie L. Goodman, APR • IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • Health is on everyone’s … read more

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State Takeovers of School Districts Don’t Work

May 27, 2020

• Terrence Wilson, J.D., & Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • School districts are more … read more

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Implications of Texas SB 1882 Patchwork of Partnerships

May 27, 2020

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • Three years ago, the Texas legislature passed Senate … read more

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Meet Dr. Chloe Latham Sikes – IDRA Deputy Director of Policy

May 27, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., is IDRA’s new deputy director of policy. She first … read more

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IDRA Provides Bilingual Books to Young Learners to Diminish Digital Divide Effects Exacerbated by COVID-19

May 27, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • IDRA has long worked with schools and communities to close the digital divide … read more

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IDRA, Partners Provide South Texas Families Tech Support for Distance Learning During COVID-19 Crisis for Virtual Classrooms

May 27, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • May 2020 • IDRA launched a partnership with two community-based organizations in the Texas Rio Grande … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 2020 Index

Apr 29, 2020

May 2020 the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: School District Health See PDF of this issue See overview for … read more

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Using Equity Audits to Assess and Address Opportunity Gaps Across Education

Apr 29, 2020

• Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Education leaders today are able to compile all … read more

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Ensuring Equity in Online Learning – Newsletter Article

Apr 29, 2020

Considerations in Response to COVID-19’s Impact on Schooling • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Editor’s Note: In a crisis, … read more

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Meet Dr. Bricio Vasquez – Education Data Scientist

Apr 29, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D., is IDRA’s education demographer and data scientist. He has worked … read more

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A Win for Equity – Newsletter Article

Apr 29, 2020

Texas Board Adopts Curriculum Standards for African American Studies Course in Historic Vote • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • … read more

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The 2020 Census is Here – Schools Should be Active

Mar 18, 2020

• Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2020 • This spring, families and individuals across the country will … read more

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President’s Proposed Federal Budget Would Cut Education Funding and Programs

Mar 18, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2020 • In February 2020, President Donald Trump released a proposed … read more

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Watching the Courts as They Consider the Next Voucher Case

Mar 18, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2020 • In January, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments … read more

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At What Cost? A Review of School Police Funding and Accountability Across the U.S. South

Feb 26, 2020

• Terrence Wilson, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2020 • An 11-year-old girl pushed against a brick wall and … read more

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How Schools Can End Harmful Discipline Practices

Feb 26, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D., Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., & Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2020 • Positive cultures of … read more

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Racial and Gender Disparities in Dress Code Discipline Point to Need for New Approaches in Schools

Feb 26, 2020

•  Chloe Latham Sikes, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2020 • Recently, two Black high school students in Barbers … read more

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Why Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs Do More Harm Than Good

Feb 26, 2020

• Ana Ramón • IDRA Newsletter • February 2020 • Initially in 1995, the Texas Legislature established disciplinary alternative education … read more

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Meet Terrence Wilson, J.D. – IDRA Regional Policy and Community Engagement Director

Feb 26, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • February 2020 • The IDRA Newsletter will continue to highlight our staff’s varied and diverse talents … read more

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State Policy Recommendations for Addressing Teacher Shortages

Jan 30, 2020

• Ana Ramón • IDRA Newsletter • January 2020 • Teacher shortages are both costly and detrimental to student learning. … read more

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