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Resources on Educational Equity and National Origin

Tools on National Origin Equity

Language and Literacy for Young English Learners

Semillitas de Aprendizaje – IDRA Spanish-English supplemental early childhood curriculum and training

Good Schools and Classrooms for Children Learning English – A Guide

Science Instructional Strategies for English Learners

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – School Opening Alert

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – Alert for Registering Students for School

eBook on Supporting Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – http://www.idra.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/School-Opening-Alert-2017-Aug-IDRA.pdfSlideshareIssuu

Story with samples: School Districts Pass Resolutions on Responding to ICE

Book: Resources on Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying in Schools

IDRA report on ELL secondary education: New Research on Securing Educational Equity & Excellence for English Language Learners in Texas Secondary Schools

eBook: Resources on Student Discipline Policy and Practice (second edition)

Video: Bilingual Early Childhood Education – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel talks the vital importance of quality bilingual early childhood education is a good investment in children and the larger community. [01:21]

Low Funding for Educating ELLs Affects Students Across Texas – Symposium Proceedings

IDRA statement: “The New ELL Toolkit – Potentially a Great Resource… but Beware of Misuse”

Tool: IDRA’s research-based Framework for Effective Instruction of Secondary English Language Learners

Achieve College ~ Hacia Adelante! ~ A Guide for College Access (with CD)

Courage to Connect – A Quality Schools Action Framework

Serving Migrant Students

What Every Teacher Should Know About Migrant Students (with CD)

Education of English Language Learners in U.S. and Texas Schools – Where We Are, What We Have Learned and Where We Need to Go from Here – A 2009 Update

InterAction: Higher Education and Latinos in the New Millennium


Articles on National Origin Equity

Data to Measure an Effective Instructional Context for Secondary Level Newcomers and English Learners, by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2017

Preventing and Addressing Cyberbullying through Equitable State and Local Policies, by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA Newsletter, May 2017

5 Strategies for Creating College Readiness for Students of Color and Immigrant Students, by DeShawn Preston, Ph.D. Candidate, & Amanda E. Assalone, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, February 2017

Fostering Excellence through Social Justice Principles in Schools Serving English Learners, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., IDRA Newsletter, November-December 2016

School Leadership Transforming Schools with Linguistically Diverse Student Populations, by Kristin Grayson, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter, November-December 2016

Instruction for Secondary English Learners – Major Challenges, Solutions and Possibilities, by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, October 2016

Positive School Climates and Diverse Populations, by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, August 2016

The Role of Conversation in the Classroom – Promoting Student Voice through Instructional Dialogue, by Paula Johnson, M.A., IDRA Newsletter, May 2016

Bilingual Early Childhood Education – Capitalizing on the Language and Culture of the Home and Introducing English, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., Consuelo Casas, Berta A. Medrano, Abby Gonzalez, IDRA Newsletter, April 2016

Technology in Early Childhood (reprint from IDRA Semillitas de Aprendizaje Teacher Guide), IDRA Newsletter, April 2016

Three Teaching Strategies for Scaffolding Instruction for English Learners in the Content Classroom, by Paula Johnson, M.A., IDRA Newsletter, January 2016

Giving English Learners Access to Language, by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, January 2016

Students’ Civil Rights is a Matter of Good Governance, by Bradley Scott, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, November-December 2014 January 2016.


Podcast Episodes on National Origin Equity

Skills Needed for Teaching in Diverse Classrooms – #173

Using Socioeconomic Status for School Integration – #172

How Inclusive Education Shapes Teaching in Diverse Classrooms – #170

School Boards that Lead for Equity – #166

Equity-Centered Capacity Building for Stronger Schools – #165

English Learners and the New ESSA Law – #163

Civil Rights in Student Discipline – #158

Education Civil Rights Challenges – #154

Civil Rights Update for English Learners – #150

Education Civil Rights for Today and Beyond – #147

Six Generations of Civil Rights in Education – #132

Leading with iPads for Diverse Students – #129

Tracking vs. High-Quality Education for All Students – #124

Sylvia Mendez on Civil Rights in the 1940s and Today – #123

Teaching with iPads for Diverse Students (Science for English Learners) – #122

Affective Lessons are Effective Lessons (Science for English Learners) – #119

A Civil Rights Look at the Common Core – #117
Learning with iPads for Diverse Students – #114

Sixth Generation of Civil Rights and Educational Equity – #113

Visual Literacy in Math and Science – #112

Building Opportunity through Dual Language – #106

Creating a STEM Focused School Part 1 – #105

Advancing American Indian Education – #101
Diversity in Education – #97

Immigrant Children’s Rights to Attend Public Schools – #94

A Discussion about Diversity Training – #90

The Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation – #88

Learning Content, Learning English – #78

Latino and African American Communities Leading School Reform – #64

Reflective Teaching – #61

School Accountability to Poor Families – #60

Professional Development for Secondary Math Teachers – #59

The Teacher as a Culturally Proficient Coach – #58

Student Engagement and the Language of the Mathematics Class – #51

Busting Myths About Children of Poverty – #50

The Civil Rights Impact of Response to Intervention – #49

Building Critical Thought through Children’s Literature – #47

Beyond the Worksheet in the Science Classroom – #44

Fostering Student Questions – #40

Teaching Opportunities through Discovery on Science – #34

Six Goals of Educational Equity – #29

Science is a Key to Life – #22

Fostering Student Engagement English Language Learners – #19

Serving Migrant Students – #7

The Need for Cross-Race, Cross-Sector Dialogues – #6

A Model for Successful Reading Instruction – #4

Principal on Creating a College Going Culture – #86

Tool for Building Quality Schools – #81

Learning Content, Learning English – #78
Latino and African American Communities Leading School Reform – #64

Helping Schools Address Issues of Race – #57

Racial and Sexual Harassment – A School’s Legal Obligations – #1


Additional Resources on National Origin Equity

Office of English Language Acquisition, Dear Colleague Letter, January 2015,

U.S. Department of Education, 2010-2012. Title III Biennial Report to Congress.

Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

IES: What Works Clearinghouse – Practice Guide Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School

OELA English Learner Toolkit