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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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We Are Important, and So is Our History

Jul 07, 2020

• by Quardasha Mitchell • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2020 • Editor’s note: When the Texas State Board of Education … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 2020 Index

Jul 06, 2020

June-July issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Student Voice See PDF of this issue See overview for … read more

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State Reopening Guidance Must Prioritize Equity

Jun 26, 2020

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • Learning Goes On • June 26, 2020 • Schools will reopen in some form … read more

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How School Districts and Communities Can Plan Safe Learning Environments

Jun 26, 2020

• Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • Learning Goes On • June 26, 2020 • To plan for safe learning environments, school … read more

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Schools Face Challenges to Reopening – Community Input and Supplemental Funds Are Critical

Jun 19, 2020

• Ana Ramón • Learning Goes On • June 19, 2020 • As states and school districts make plans to reopen … read more

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COVID-19 Federal Guidance Documents Impact Schools and Communities

Jun 12, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • Learning Goes On • June 12, 2020 • As students, educators and families adjust to life … read more

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U.S. Department of Education Affirms Intent to Exclude Undocumented Students from CARES Act Relief Funds

Jun 12, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • Learning Goes On • June 12, 2020 • The U.S. Department of Education has just issued … read more

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State Education Agencies Explore Family Engagement in a COVID-19 World

Jun 12, 2020

• Ian Warner • Learning Goes On • June 12, 2020 • The COVID-19 pandemic and at-home-schooling caused families to engage with … read more

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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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