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Solving the Digital Divide Requires Authentic Family Engagement

Apr 30, 2021

•  Thomas Marshall • IDRA Newsletter • April 2021 • The digital divide affects millions of Texas households that cannot … read more

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Education CAFE Families Provide Insight on State-Level Education Policies

Apr 30, 2021

• Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2021 • The Texas Legislature is hearing from a new … read more

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The Case for Alternate Assessments and Community Oversight

Apr 30, 2021

• by Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., Hector Bojorquez, & Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2021 • COVID-19 … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 2021 Index

Apr 30, 2021

April 2021 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Family Engagement See PDF of this issue See overview … read more

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Mental Health Implications of Virtual Learning on Student Engagement

Mar 31, 2021

• Christina Muñoz • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • Two out of five young adults 18- to 24-years-old report having … read more

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Students of Color Deserve Culturally Responsive Instruction and Ethnic Studies

Mar 31, 2021

• Altheria Caldera, Ph.D., and Nino Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • The Problem: Cultural Incongruence Traditional … read more

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Strategies for Engaging Students in Today’s Virtual and Hybrid Classrooms

Mar 31, 2021

• Stephanie García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • During the COVID-19 pandemic, education experts, companies and individuals … read more

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Student Researchers Collect Insights from Peers  about the Pandemic’s Effects on Schooling

Mar 31, 2021

• Ana Ramón • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • During the summer and fall of 2020, four high school … read more

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Digital Divide Directly Impacted Student-School Engagement During COVID-19

Mar 31, 2021

• Christina Muñoz • IDRA Newsletter • March 2021 • Students with limited access to the basic resources necessary to thrive … read more

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Teachers Share Best Practices for Virtual Instruction in the Age of COVID-19

Mar 01, 2021

• Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2021 • History will show that today’s teachers are doing monumental … read more

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Words Matter – The Case for Shifting to “Emergent Bilingual”

Mar 01, 2021

• Araceli García • IDRA Newsletter • February 2021 • Throughout IDRA’s almost five decades, we have paid close attention to … read more

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Texas Needs an Equitable State Broadband Plan to Serve Students and Families

Feb 28, 2021

• Thomas Marshall • IDRA Newsletter • February 2021 • The digital divide in the United States impacts millions of … read more

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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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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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