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September 2022 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This issue’s focus: Student Voice for the New School Year

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LGBTQ+ Inclusive Education is Not Dangerous, Nor is it a Difficult Feat, by Manav Lund, High School Senior

School Support Systems Help Students Succeed, by Shreya Selvaraju, High School Junior

Policing Students Through Dress Codes Needs to Stop, by Ryan Cyrus, High School Senior

Equip Schools to Support Student Mental Health, by Tatiana Martínez Alvarez, High School Junior

Mexican American Studies is American History, by Josué Peralta de Jesús, High School Senior

School Safety Requires Listening, by Hawaii Guerin, High School Senior

We Need a Well-Rounded Education – An Open Letter to Lawmakers, by Kennedy Moore, High School Senior

Dress Codes: A Racist, Sexist History and Why They Must be Changed, by Adam Shelburn, High School Junior

IDRA Newsletter 2022 Index

Extras

Meet all the members of our 2022 Youth Advisory Board

New Classnotes Podcast episode: Even Digital Natives Need to Learn Digital Literacy – #228

We All Belong – School Resource Hub

How has classroom censorship affected you?

IDRA Newsletter 2022 Index

Sep 30, 2022

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LGBTQ+ Inclusive Education is Not Dangerous, Nor is it a Difficult Feat

Sep 29, 2022

By Manav Lund, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • If proponents of equity in our schools … read more

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School Support Systems Help Students Succeed

Sep 29, 2022

By Shreya Selvaraju, High School Junior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • A myriad of factors play into student … read more

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Policing Students Through Dress Codes Needs to Stop

Sep 29, 2022

By Ryan Cyrus, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • As the current school year approached, many … read more

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Equip Schools to Support Student Mental Health

Sep 29, 2022

By Tatiana Martínez Alvarez, High School Junior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • Mental health is critical to a … read more

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Mexican American Studies is American History

Sep 29, 2022

By Josué Peralta de Jesús, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • When people think of U.S. … read more

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School Safety Requires Listening

Sep 29, 2022

By Hawaii Guerin, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • A huge issue that U.S. students face … read more

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We Need a Well-Rounded Education – An Open Letter to Lawmakers

Sep 29, 2022

By Kennedy Moore, High School Senior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • Over the last couple of years, the … read more

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Dress Codes: A Racist, Sexist History and Why They Must be Changed

Sep 29, 2022

By Adam Shelburn, High School Junior • IDRA Newsletter • September 2022 • Many school districts have the same or … read more

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Texas State Board of Education Votes to Keep Outdated Social Studies Standards and Delay New Ethnic Studies

Sep 08, 2022

By Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • Knowledge is Power • September 8, 2022 • In early September, the Texas State … read more

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Mask Mandate Legislation Makes It Harder for Local Schools to Keep Students and School Staff Safe

Sep 02, 2022

By Terrence Wilson, J.D. • Learning Goes On • September 2, 2022 • Across the U.S South, several different states … read more

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Challenges to Implementing Texas HB 4545 Tutoring Requirements for Accelerated Learning

Sep 02, 2022

#By Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., & Lizdelia Piñón, Ed.D. • Learning Goes On • September 2, 2022 • The COVID-19 … read more

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Federal Student Loan Changes Meant to Address Debt Crisis

Sep 02, 2022

By Morgan Craven, J.D.• Learning Goes On • September 2, 2022 • Even as the cost of a college education increased … read more

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STEM Ecosystems Foster Community Engagement for a Strong Future – Partner with a STEM Learning Ecosystem Near You!

Aug 31, 2022

By Stephanie García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2022 • A learning ecosystem harnesses unique collaborations in symbiosis to … read more

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Parents Already Have Rights to Expect an Equitable and Just Education – Four Ways Schools Can Constructively Engage with Families

Aug 31, 2022

By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2022 • Current attacks on public education are perversely trumpeting … read more

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Families Must be Centered in Education Policymaking, Not Used as Puppets – IDRA Statement

Aug 31, 2022

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2022 • The expertise and experiences of families, including those of color, those with limited … read more

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Recent Campaigns for “Parents’ Bill of Rights” Designed to Marginalize Majority of Families

Aug 31, 2022

By Terrence Wilson, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2022 • All families should be a part of building excellent … read more

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The Facts about School-based Police

Jul 29, 2022

• By Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2022 • We do not need police in our schools. Despite … read more

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A Policy Roadmap – School Safety for All Students

Jul 29, 2022

• By Makiah Lyons, Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D., & Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2022 • Schools should … read more

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Alternative Responses to Student Behavior – Steps for Teachers, Administrators and School Staff

Jul 29, 2022

• By Paula Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2022 • As much as we care for our students, … read more

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