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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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IDRA Newsletter 2020 Index

Feb 26, 2020

March 2020 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: The Census Effect See PDF of this issue See … 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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Teacher Preparation for Diverse Classrooms

Jan 30, 2020

• Chloe Latham Sikes, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2020 • Across the country, concerns about a growing shortage … read more

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IDRA EAC-South Focus – Diversifying the Teacher Workforce

Jan 30, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • January 2020 • The national teacher shortage significantly impacts a district’s ability to increase diversity among … read more

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Educator Coaching Model Strengthens Schools Serving Diverse Student Populations

Jan 30, 2020

• Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2020 • By definition, coaches “transport people from one place to … read more

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Texas Higher Education Law Aims to Improve Outcomes for Students in Developmental Education

Dec 20, 2019

by Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2019 • College-level placement in Texas community colleges relies heavily on a … read more

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Three Guiding Principles for Removing College Readiness Barriers in School Policies and Practices

Dec 20, 2019

• Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., and Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2019 • In most circles, the importance of college … read more

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Texas Public School Attrition Study Highlights, 2018-19 – Attrition Rate Down to 21%, But Texas High Schools Lost Over 88,000 Students Last Year

Dec 20, 2019

• Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2019 • The latest attrition rate data for Texas public schools … read more

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Valued Youth Partnership Tutor on the Importance of Being Able to Ask Questions in School

Dec 20, 2019

• Emaje’ Williams, Odessa High School, Ector County ISD, Texas • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2019 • One mistake I made … read more

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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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