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Reflections on IDRA Work Across 50 Years – A Story of Innovation, Connection and Faithfulness

Nov 09, 2023

• María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA 50th Anniversary Galal Program • November 2, 2023 • 2023 marks 50 years … read more

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Teens Win 2023 National Essay Contest Awards – IDRA Valued Youth Partnership Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives

Oct 31, 2023

Six students received prizes in a national competition among participants in the IDRA Valued Youth Partnership program, a nationally-recognized cross-age … read more

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Students Deserve to Read Diverse Books – Texas Policymakers Should Help

Oct 31, 2023

• By Rebekah Skelton • IDRA Newsletter • October 2023 • At the recent Texas State Board of Education meeting, … read more

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Digital Equity Not a Luxury for Students

Oct 31, 2023

• By Michelle Martínez Vega & Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2023 • In an era characterized … read more

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Support the Protecting our Students in Schools Act – Why the Federal Government Must Act Now to End Corporal Punishment

Oct 27, 2023

• By Morgan Craven, J.D.  • October 2023 • In May 2023, U.S. Representatives Lucy McBath, Suzanne Bonamici, Gwen Moore, … read more

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Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition Policy and Advocacy in 2023

Sep 29, 2023

• By Rebekah Skelton • IDRA Newsletter • September 2023 • The Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition (TLEEC) is a … read more

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IDRA School Resource Hub Provides Tools for Teaching About Race and Gender

Sep 29, 2023

• By Christie L. Goodman, APR, Fellow PRSA • IDRA Newsletter • September 2023 • We were in a gathering … read more

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Students Advocate and Influence Culturally-rich Education in their Schools

Sep 29, 2023

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2023 • When students in Houston and San Antonio … read more

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A Defining Moment for IDRA’s Founder

Sep 29, 2023

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2023 • Dr. José Angel Cárdenas was working in educational research in the late 1960s, … read more

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Join Us for An Extraordinary Evening to Celebrate IDRA’s 50th Anniversary!

Sep 29, 2023

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2023 • Mark your calendar for November 2 in San Antonio. We want you with … read more

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What Texas’ New Book Banning Law Means for School Libraries and Student Books

Sep 28, 2023

by Chloe Latham Sikes, Phl.D. • Knowledge is Power • September 26, 2023 • Texas lawmakers passed a new book … read more

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Texas’ New High-Quality Instructional Materials Law is Tangled in Classroom Censorship

Sep 26, 2023

by Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D. • Knowledge is Power • September 26, 2023 • The Texas State Board of Education … read more

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The Real Impact of Banning African American Studies

Sep 26, 2023

by Terrence Wilson, J.D. • Knowledge is Power • September 26, 2023 • Education leaders across the U.S. South have … read more

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School Voucher Schemes Continue to Grow in the South

Aug 30, 2023

• By Terrence Wilson, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2023 • Some policymakers have consistently sought new opportunities to … read more

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Federal Departments of Education and Justice Release Discipline Resources for Schools

Aug 30, 2023

• By Morgan Craven, J.D.  • IDRA Newsletter • August 2023 • In 2014, the U.S. Departments of Education and … read more

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Texas Prioritizes Hardening Measures Over Preventative Practices

Jul 31, 2023

• By Alisha “Tuff” Tuff • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2023 • In the wake of the school shooting in … read more

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Major Changes Ahead for Texas Future College Students

Jul 31, 2023

• By Steve Kemgang • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2023 • The Texas legislative session introduced changes to college readiness … read more

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Lawmakers Refuse to Adopt School Vouchers, For Now

Jul 31, 2023

• By Diana Long • IDRA Newsletter • June – July  2023 • One of the primary concerns during the … read more

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Coalition in Georgia Pushes for Culturally Sustaining Education

Jul 31, 2023

• By Thomas Marshall III, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July  2023 • Across the U.S. South, policymakers … read more

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Texas Legislature Fails to Address the Needs of Texas Students and Teachers – More Censorship and Little Action on Teacher Shortage or Bilingual Education

Jul 31, 2023

• By Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., and Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July  2023 •  Texas … read more

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