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
Mexican 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
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
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