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May 2023 issue of the IDRA Newsletter – Breaking Barriers to Learning

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The Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Education for All Students, by Hector Bojorquez and Michelle Martínez Vega

Classroom Censorship Laws Sweep Across the U.S. South, by Terrence Wilson, J.D.

Identity-Based Bullying Undermines Student Safety and Success, by Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D., and Makiah Lyons

IDRA 50th Anniversary Snapshot – Brown v. Board of Education

IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Symposium Held

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IDRA 50th Anniversary Highlights, including news about upcoming events

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IDRA Quality Schools Action Framework

A History of IDRA Policy Work –  See our dynamic online timeline of IDRA’s policy work secure excellent and equitable schooling for all children

School Choice: Limited Choices for Minority and the Poor

Aug 05, 1994

• by Roy Lee Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • August 1994 •  In September 1958, I entered the first grade of … read more

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In Search of a Label: A Commentary on School Choice

Aug 05, 1994

• by Bradley Scott, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • August 1994 •  There is no doubt that our public schools are in … read more

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Rio Grande City: A Case Study in TAAS Performance

Aug 05, 1994

• by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., Mercedes G. Ramos, M.A., and José A. Cárdenas, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 1994 … read more

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The Fifty Most Memorable Quotes in School Finance

May 30, 1994

• by José Cárdenas, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 1994 •  After twenty-five years as an active proponent of school finance … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 1993 Index

Dec 31, 1993

November- December 1993 IDRA Newsletter Articles “Education reform: Schools need a new attitude,” by José A. Cárdenas, Ph.D. “Portfolios in … read more

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Portfolios in Secondary ESL Classroom Assessment: Bringing it All Together

Nov 02, 1993

• by Adela Solís, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 1993 From our experience in the field, IDRA staff can tell you that … read more

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Education Reform: Schools Need A New Attitude

Nov 01, 1993

• by José A. Cárdenas, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 1993 The massive underperformance of large segments of the school population cries … read more

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ESL Strategies: What Works in Second Language Instruction

Sep 02, 1993

• by Rosa Flores, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 1993 It is often said that the best way to develop students? English … read more

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Current Problems in Bilingual Education: Part II

Sep 01, 1993

• by José Cárdenas, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 1993 Lack of Bilingual Teacher Training In the late 1960s it was common … read more

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Current Problems in Bilingual Education: Part I

Aug 01, 1993

• by José Cárdenas, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 1993 In casual conversations, as well as in formal presentations, persons who are … read more

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