Services for Educators

Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Ethnic studies courses benefit all students. Culturally-sustaining curriculum has a positive impact on students’ academic and community engagement. IDRA has a number of resources and provides training and customized technical assistance that supports educators in offering ethnic studies courses in public schools.

Articles & News

Visions and Provisions – Planning for K-12 Ethnic Studies Implementation, by Irene Gómez, IDRA Newsletter, May 2021

Culturally Sustaining Instruction Requires Culturally Sustaining Leadership, by Paula Johnson, IDRA Newsletter, May 2021

IDRA EAC-South Assists Virginia Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth – The commission is updating Virginia’s standards of learning to be more inclusive of African American contributions

ethnic studies infographicMexican American Studies in All Grades – Administering an Innovation, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter

The Day I Taught My High School Peers, by Alyssa Diaz, student, IDRA Newsletter

San Antonio an epicenter of newfound appreciation for Mexican American Studies, Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, June 13, 2019


Ethnic Studies Can be Life-Changing – Infographic

Offer Cultural Studies Courses in Your School in Georgia

Enroll Your Child in Cultural Studies Courses in Georgia

Teaching Cultural & Ethnic Studies in Georgia

IDRA Services

IDRA EAC-South, the equity assistance center serving schools in the U.S. South to protect students’ civil rights

Mexican American Studies professional development

African American Studies professional development


African American Studies Testimony Videos

Online Community of Practice

IDRA’s Community of Practice is a place where we can share lesson plans, resources, events, and ideas.

Also, visit the IDRA MAS Map to search MAS courses by teacher, topic, district or city.


African American Studies Course Will Have a Significant and Positive Impact on Students Across Texas, Testimony by Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA.

Maybe One Day, the Pain Won’t Feel the Same, Testimony by Earl Williams, student, 2020

We Are Important, and So is Our History, Testimony by Quardasha Mitchell, student, 2020

HB 1504 Supports a Robust and Equitable Curriculum for All Students – IDRA Testimony for House Bill 1504, Presented by Araceli García to the Texas House Public Education Committee, April 6, 2021


  • Resources

  • Ethnic Studies Can be Life-Changing Infographic

  • Mexican American Studies Professional Development Flier

  • African American Studies Professional Development Flier

  • Online Community of Practice Website – Share lesson plans, resources, events and ideas