As a bonus to our two-day virtual convening in July 2021, we compiled a reading list with a selection of titles by and recommended by our presenters.


Accidentally Relevant

by Dr. Stacy Johnson, Currere Exchange Journal, January 2020 Article


Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education, second edition

by Paul Gorski and Seema Pothini, Routledge, 2018


Culturally Responsive School Leadership

by Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, Harvard Education Press, 2018


College Bound and Determined – A report profiling what happens when a school district raises expectations for students instead of lowering them

by Hector Bojorquez, IDRA, second edition 2020 PDF


Effective Education Reform During COVID-19 Requires Authentic Family Engagement

by Terrence Wilson, J.D., IDRA Newsletter, August 2020 Article


Family Leadership in Education Projects… and the Data that Drives Them

by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter, January 2019. Article. Infographic: 5 Steps to Start an IDRA Education Cafe


Humanizing School Communities: Culturally Responsive Leadership in the Shaping of Curriculum and Instruction

Stefanie LuVenia Marshall & Muhammad A. Khalifa, Journal of Educational Administration, August 2018 Article


Latinas and the Politics of Urban Spaces

Sharon A. Navarro & Lilliana Saldaña (Eds), 2021


Liderazgo Familiar Intergeneracional: Intergenerational Family Leadership as a New Paradigm of Family Engagement

by Aurelio Montemayor & Nancy Chavkin, VUE Voices in Urban Education, September 2016. Article


Meaningful Strategies for Making STEM Accessible

by Stephanie García, Ph.D., and Asmaa Mansour, IDRA Newsletter, October 2020. Article


Mexican American Studies in All Grades – Administering an Innovation

by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter, September 2019. Article


Plugged in, Tuned Out – Student Engagement Patterns in Texas Public Schools During COVID-19 Show Need for Statewide Broadband Access

by Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, IDRA, May 19, 2021. PDF


Rac(e)ing to Computer Science For All: How Teachers Talk and Learn About Equity In Professional Development

by Joanna Goode, Allison Ivey, Stephany Running Hawk Johnson, Jean J. Ryoo & Christine Ong, Computer Science Education, September 2020. DOI: 10.1080/08993408.2020.1804772. Article


States of Grace: Counterstories of a Black Woman in the Academy

by Theodorea Regina Berry, 2018


Steps for Helping Students Become Activists – A Teen’s Advice

by Melivia Mujia, IDRA Newsletter, August 2019. Article


Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation

by Shane Safir & Jamila Dugan, 2021


Superintendent Dr. Daniel King Describes How Strong Family Leadership Leads to School Innovation

by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., featuring Superintendent Daniel King, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, September 2019. Article


Suspendable and Expendable, Kicking Out and Throwing Away Black Girls: An Analysis of a School District’s Policies and Practices

by Dr. Altheria Caldera, Texas Education Review, February 2019. Article


Take Space, Make Space: How Students Use Computer Science to Disrupt and Resist Marginalization in Schools

by Jean J. Ryoo, Tiera Tanksley, Cynthia Estrada & Jane Margolis, Computer Science Education, September 2020. DOI: 10.1080/08993408.2020.1805284


A Unique Blend of Research, Policy, Practice and Engagement to Impact Public Education for All Students

by Celina Moreno, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Aurelio Montemayor, Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2019. Article


Using Equity Audits to Assess and Address Opportunity Gaps Across Education

by Dr. Paula N. Johnson, IDRA Newsletter, April 2020. Article


Words Matter – The Case for Shifting to “Emergent Bilingual”

by Araceli García, IDRA Newsletter, February 2021. Article


Why Racism Endures

by Dr. Stacy Johnson and Jack L. Daniel, New Pittsburgh Courier November 16, 2020. Article