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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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Without Intervention, COVID-19-Induced Budgetary Shortfalls Will Fall Hardest on Marginalized Students in the South

May 22, 2020

• Terrence Wilson, J.D. • Learning Goes On • May 22, 2020 • The quality of students’ education should not depend … read more

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COVID-19 Does Not Change Civil Rights Protections for Students

May 15, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • Learning Goes On • May 15, 2020 • IDRA and a number of educational equity advocates across … read more

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COVID-19 Worsens Systemic Educational Inequity

May 08, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • Learning Goes On • May 8, 2020 • We must swiftly and decisively address the new … read more

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Family and Community Input Needed for COVID-19 Relief Funds

May 01, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • Learning Goes On • May 1, 2020 • Please fill out our survey on student and … read more

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Using Equity Audits to Assess and Address Opportunity Gaps Across Education

Apr 29, 2020

• Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Education leaders today are able to compile all … read more

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Ensuring Equity in Online Learning – Newsletter Article

Apr 29, 2020

Considerations in Response to COVID-19’s Impact on Schooling • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Editor’s Note: In a crisis, … read more

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Meet Dr. Bricio Vasquez – Education Data Scientist

Apr 29, 2020

• IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D., is IDRA’s education demographer and data scientist. He has worked … read more

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A Win for Equity – Newsletter Article

Apr 29, 2020

Texas Board Adopts Curriculum Standards for African American Studies Course in Historic Vote • IDRA Newsletter • April 2020 • … read more

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Rules for Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Funding

Apr 24, 2020

• Morgan Craven, J.D. • Learning Goes On • April 24, 2020 • This week, the Department of Education released guidance and … read more

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