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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Gender Justice

“Student safety is foundational to student learning. Gender-based injustice and discrimination against LGBTQ students are not just harmful to students’ well-being; they also have long-lasting academic and societal impacts”  

– Celina Moreno, J.D., IDRA President & CEO

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Articles

Making Schools Safe Learning Havens for LGBTQ Students, by Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D., & Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Discipline Strategies to Combat Faulty Assumptions that Target Black Male Youth, by Daryl V. Williams, Ed.D.

Strategies for Increasing Girls’ Participation in STEM, by Paula Johnson, Ph.D., & Michelle Vega

In Memoriam – William S. White, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Extras

eBook: Girls and STEM Education – Research Overview and Resources

Infographic: School Climate Affects LGBTQ Student Well-being

Resource List for Supporting LGBTQ Students

Making Schools Safe Learning Havens for LGBTQ Students

Oct 31, 2019

• by Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D., & Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2019 • LGBTQ students face … read more

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Resources for Supporting LGBTQ Students

Oct 31, 2019

The resource list below is from the article, “Making Schools Safe Learning Havens for LGBTQ Students,” by Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D., … read more

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Discipline Strategies to Combat Faulty Assumptions that Target Black Male Youth

Oct 31, 2019

• by Daryl V. Williams, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2019 • No student group is more or less … read more

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Strategies for Increasing Girls’ Participation in STEM

Oct 31, 2019

• by Paula Johnson, Ph.D., & Michelle Vega • IDRA Newsletter • October 2019 • Underrepresentation of young women in … read more

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In Memoriam – William S. White

Oct 31, 2019

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2019 • One of the longest-serving leaders of a major philanthropy in the United States, … read more

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Superintendent Dr. Daniel King Describes How Strong Family Leadership Leads to School Innovation

Oct 07, 2019

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., featuring Superintendent Daniel King, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2019 • The school … read more

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Five Best Practices for Effective Principals and School Leadership Teams

Oct 07, 2019

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2019 • Research shows that, in schools, the principal is second … read more

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Mexican American Studies in All Grades – Administering an Innovation

Oct 07, 2019

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2019 • The effort in Texas to establish the … read more

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English Learner Success Depends on Strong Principal Leadership

Oct 07, 2019

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2019 • Demographic changes in recent years have affected not … read more

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Steps for Helping Students Become Activists – A Teen’s Advice

Aug 30, 2019

• by Melivia Mujia • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • As a queer Latina student, life has been a … read more

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Building a STEM Identity through the Chief Science Officer Program

Aug 30, 2019

• by Lexis Ratto & Kelly O’Kane • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • Editor’s Note: High school students Lexis … read more

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The Day I Taught My High School Peers

Aug 30, 2019

• by Alyssa Diaz • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • During my senior year of high school, I had … read more

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How Student-Led Lessons Impacted My Understanding of School

Aug 30, 2019

• by Daniela Herrejon • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • I was a great student; however I was not … read more

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Students as Co-Collaborators in Teaching & Learning – Advice from the Field

Aug 30, 2019

• by Andres López • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • Andres López, a teacher at Stevens High School in … read more

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High School Tutor Learns While Tutoring Others

Aug 30, 2019

 • by Anahi Ortiz • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • I was supposed to be in child development, but … read more

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Accountability Measures Set to Respond to Public Pressure

Jul 30, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • Changes Made to STAAR; Individual Graduation Committees Extended … read more

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Taking Steps Toward Keeping the Public in Public Education

Jul 30, 2019

• IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • IDRA joined more than a dozen education advocacy groups to release a policy … read more

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New Discipline and Safety Policies for Texas

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • To ensure all students succeed, schools must end … read more

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College Access Legislation Increases Transparency and Adds Funds to TEXAS Grant Program

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • Expanding access to college means ensuring that schools … read more

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Education Impact of Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship Question

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • IDRA Statement on Education Impact of Supreme Court … read more

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