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The IDRA Classnotes podcast is a tool for public school teachers and administrators. It gives insights into key issues in education in the United States, particularly in relation to serving minority students and English languages learners.

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The IDRA Classnotes podcast is a tool for public school teachers and administrators. It gives insights into key issues in education in the United States, particularly in relation to serving minority students and English languages learners.

    Supportive College Climates for Undocumented Students

    Supportive College Climates for Undocumented Students

    Classnotes Podcast (April 29, 2024) Anti-immigrant rhetoric has real consequences on students’ lives. Since IDRA’s earliest days, we have been at the forefront of protecting the rights of immigrant students to attend public school. Their access to college was under threat recently in a case brought forth by the Young Conservatives of Texas that was a thinly veiled anti-immigrant attack on the Texas Dream Act.



    When the lower court in 2022 barred the University of North Texas (UNT) from collecting nonresident tuition from out-of-state students, IDRA filed an amicus brief on behalf of 12 student, business and higher education organizations urging the Fifth Circuit to reverse the erroneous decision.



    Thankfully the next year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court sided with the university by reversing anti-immigrant tuition challenge.



    While the Young Conservatives of Texas v. Neal Smatresk et al., case was pending IDRA Chief Legal Analyst, Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D., talked with two UNT students and a faculty member about how such legal challenges affect them and their campus environment. They describe YCT’s “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game” on campus and ways students and faculty came together to support undocumented students in such a climate.



    At the time of this recording, Daniel Diaz-Alcaraz was a UNT doctoral student and a founder of MUEVE. Edith Campa graduated from UNT in 2022. Mariela Nuñez-Janes, Ph.D., is a UNT professor of anthropology.

    • 52 min
    Ambassador Educators on Promoting STEM Equity – IDRA Classnotes Podcast

    Ambassador Educators on Promoting STEM Equity – IDRA Classnotes Podcast

    IDRA’s Lizdelia Piñón and Michelle Martínez Vega have a conversation with two educators about their experiences as STEM Equity Ambassadors and what they have learned about promoting equity through culturally relevant STEM pedagogy.

    • 16 min
    Student Leaders Surprise Teachers

    Student Leaders Surprise Teachers

    Classnotes Podcast (January 19, 2024). Many programs in public schools take a while to bear fruit. This is not surprising ... read more

    • 12 min
    Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – Podcast Episode 239

    Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – Podcast Episode 239

    Classnotes Podcast (December 14, 2023). In 2023, IDRA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year, ... read more

    • 12 min
    A Bright Future in Education Advocacy – Podcast Episode 238

    A Bright Future in Education Advocacy – Podcast Episode 238

    Classnotes Podcast (November 9, 2023). At IDRA we often say “everyone is a policy advocate.” This means that everyone has ... read more

    • 32 min
    Perspectives on Broadband Infrastructure for Students – Podcast Episode 237

    Perspectives on Broadband Infrastructure for Students – Podcast Episode 237

    Classnotes Podcast (October 2, 2023). Access to technology and the Internet are not luxuries. They are critical to life today, ... read more

    • 35 min

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