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Impact Report 2021-2022

The Power of Voice and Action – Elevating the Promise

IDRA Impact Report 2021 2022 Cover

The years 2021 and 2022 marked dramatic shifts as the world headed out of COVID-19 shutdowns. Schools reemerged during the pandemic as the centers of community connection. Despite wide support of families for their public schools, public education became a target. For financial and political gain, some actors proceed to sow distrust and lodge racial and gender attacks on students, particularly across the U.S. South.

IDRA stood strong in this a climate. Through policy advocacy, teacher training, participatory action research, and coalition building, IDRA helped diverse communities tap into their collective power to influence educational policy and practices to ensure schools prepare all young people for college and life.

In this impact report, The Power of Voice and Action – Elevating the Promise, you’ll see stories of IDRA’s work in 2021 and 2022. Stories of impact include: