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What Students Need from the Biden Administration – IDRA Recommendations for Federal Education Policy Changes

Jan 30, 2021

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2021 • Federal agencies are preparing for new leadership, staff and … read more

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Five Things to Know about Texas School Finance

Jan 30, 2021

• Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D., & Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2021 • You can now find … read more

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IDRA’s Top Policy Priorities for the Texas Legislative Session

Jan 30, 2021

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2021 • The Texas legislative session that opened in January … read more

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IDRA and Partners Release Policy Roadmap to Ensure Emergent Bilinguals Are Strong Readers by Third Grade

Jan 30, 2021

• IDRA Newsletter • January 2021 • A number of organizations in the Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative, including … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 2021 Index

Jan 23, 2021

January 2021 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Fair & Effective Education Policy See PDF of this … read more

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Federal Education Policy Update

Jan 21, 2021

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • Learning Goes On • January 21, 2021 • This week’s inauguration marked the official transition of … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 2020 Index

Dec 23, 2020

November-December 2020 of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Keeping the Public in Public Education See PDF of this … read more

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Chief Science Officer Students Lead the Way

Dec 22, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 • Chief Science Officer Arturo was recognized by the San Antonio Museum of Science … read more

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Texas Must Scrutinize Potential Charter Schools Before Issuing Approvals for Growth

Dec 22, 2020

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 • For the past 25 years, charter schools have … read more

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Pandemic No Excuse for Growth of Poorly Performing Virtual Charter Schools in U.S. South

Dec 22, 2020

• Terrence Wilson, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 • Education leaders across the U.S. South are making tough … read more

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A&M-Commerce Partners with IDRA in Groundbreaking Collaboration

Dec 22, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 • IDRA Will Teach Graduate-Level “Social Justice Through Education Policy” Course this Spring Texas … read more

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Effective School Assessments and Accountability that Does Not Hurt Students

Dec 10, 2020

• Dr. Chloe Latham Sikes • Learning Goes On • December 10, 2020 • Accurate, valid data on student learning … read more

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Science Comes Alive by Generating Interest and Promoting Inquiry-Based Learning!

Dec 10, 2020

• Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D. • Learning Goes On • December 10, 2020 • Generating interest and promoting inquiry is a … read more

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Making ELAR Alive with Virtual Experiences

Nov 19, 2020

• Dr. Nilka Avilés, Jeanne Cantu, Gerald Sharp • Learning Goes On • November 19, 2020 Edition Building literacy skills in … read more

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IDRA Names Two New Fellows

Nov 11, 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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Highlights of IDRA’s 35th Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study – Pre-COVID-19 Attrition Rate was Down to 20%

Oct 30, 2020

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • Pre-COVID-19 analyses of attrition rate data in … read more

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Meaningful Strategies for Making STEM Accessible

Oct 30, 2020

• by Stephanie García, Ph.D., and Asmaa Mansour • IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • STEM is the foundation of innovation … read more

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IDRA Names Four New Fellows

Oct 30, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • The IDRA Education Policy Fellows Program is generously supported by Trellis Foundation and … read more

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College Degrees Are Worth It – People with Bachelor’s Degrees Have Lower Poverty Rates

Oct 29, 2020

• by Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • College access is the extent to which a prospective … read more

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How the IDRA EAC-South Helps School Districts Increase Access to Advanced Courses for Students of Color

Oct 29, 2020

• by Paula Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2020 • Many long-established testing procedures and selection practices limit … read more

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