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Policy News: A Call for Authentic School Family Engagement; Texas Board Considers Ethnic Studies Expansion

Aug 20, 2022

A Call for Authentic School Family Engagement IDRA submitted written testimony calling on the Texas legislature to support policies that build connections … read more

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Keller ISD Latest School District to Censor Books

Aug 20, 2022

One day before the start of classes, Keller ISD ordered that schools remove from the library, classrooms and its online … read more

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17 States Have Classroom Censorship Policies

Aug 20, 2022

IDRA Presents Preliminary Findings Showing Negative Impact of Classroom Censorship As states established classroom censorship policies, IDRA has been monitoring … read more

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Community Advocacy Training on School Funding in Texas

Apr 02, 2022

IDRA and ARISE Adelante collaborated to produce a “training of trainers” series on Texas school finance. These two Facebook Live … read more

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Education CAFE Families Convince School District to Keep Biliteracy Program – Video

Mar 20, 2022

After a leadership change in their district, IDRA Education CAFE members in south Texas were concerned that the district might … read more

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Retaining and Improving Rules for the State Plan for English Learners is Essential for Texas Public Schools

Feb 18, 2022

The Texas Education Agency is conducting the scheduled review of major rules, including for the education of emergent bilingual students. … read more

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The Texas Top Ten Percent Plan’s Legacy in Supporting Equal Access to College – Policy Brief

Apr 27, 2021

See PDF Version (See 2021 updated policy brief) • See infographic (See 2021 updated infographic) As Texas continues to graduate a … read more

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Actualización de la política de educación COVID-19

Apr 16, 2021

A continuación se muestra un registro de las actualizaciones de políticas de IDRA para las escuelas con respecto al COVID-19. … read more

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COVID-19 Education Policy Updates

Apr 16, 2021

Below is a log of IDRA’s policy updates for schools regarding COVID-19. We release a new policy update each week … read more

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Letter to U.S. Congress Allow Sufficient Time for Data Processing and Quality Assurance in 2020 Census

Dec 11, 2020

IDRA joined hands with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Census Project urging congressional leadership to … read more

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IDRA Endorses House Bill to End Corporal Punishment in Schools

Dec 11, 2020

IDRA endorses the federal Protecting Our Students in Schools Act of 2020 (HR 8460). This legislation will prohibit the practice … read more

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IDRA & Partners Urge U.S. Congress to End Criminalization of Students in School

Dec 11, 2020

Protecting Children’s Health and Well-Being IDRA joins a coalition of national organizations in urging congressional leaders to cosponsor S 4360/HR … read more

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Joint Letter to Congress Regarding Next Round of COVID-19 Funding

Jul 27, 2020

(July 27, 2020) IDRA and the Southern Education Foundation crafted a letter to Congressional leadership in the U.S. House of … read more

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IDRA Letter to US Congress Urging Education Equity in Next Stimulus Package

Jul 27, 2020

IDRA sent the following letter to congressional leaders regarding the upcoming COVID-19 stimulus package. Specifically, IDRA urges leaders to include … read more

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Joint Letter to Texas Congressional Delegation Calling for Additional Federal Relief to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jul 21, 2020

Last week, as the U.S. Senate returned from recess to begin work on the next COVID relief package, more than … read more

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Supplemental Funding for English Learners/Title III in COVID Relief – Joint Letter

Apr 17, 2020

IDRA joined with 44 organizations to advocates for funding for Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to … read more

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Letter to Texas Education Commissioner re 2020 Charter Amendments

Apr 03, 2020

IDRA joined with 17 other organizations to urge the Texas Education Agency to prioritize state funds to sustain the promises … read more

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Recommendations for the Bexar County Juvenile Justice System’s COVID-19 Emergency Plan – Joint Letter

Mar 27, 2020

IDRA joined with 12 other organizations to advocate for safe environments to be available for youth held in Texas juvenile … read more

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Opposition to Georgia’s Proposed Expansion of School Vouchers – Joint Letter

Mar 20, 2020

IDRA joined seven other organizations to send this letter urging that public funding goes to public schools. The letter lists … read more

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Mar 20, 2020

IDRA joined seven other organizations to urge that school funding in Georgia goes to public schools. The letter lists three … read more

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