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Resources on Educational Equity and Race

Tools on Educational Equity and Race

Infographic: Six Generations of Civil Rights and Educational Equity

A Promise to Fulfill the Legacy of Mendez & Brown – website for communities working across sector and race to transform their neighborhood schools.

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

Creating Your Education Blueprint for Action – Mendez and Brown Community Dialogues – A Launch Kit, IDRA

Resources on Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying in Schools

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

Video: Communities Using Data

Sources of Education Data

One-page tool: Asking Questions of Student Data

Essential Approaches for Excellence & Sustainable School System Transformation – New Publication Showcases Strategies that Deepen School Improvement

IDRA’s amicus brief for the Fisher v. UT Austin case

Steps on How to Start an Education CAFE

Walk through the Seven Actions to Fulfill the Promise of Brown and Mendez. Download the full guide: A Community Action Guide – Seven Actions to Fulfill the Promise of Brown and Mendez (PDF)

Courage to Connect – A Quality Schools Action Framework

Minority Women in Science: Forging the Way – Student Workbook & Teacher Guide. Also, see sample stories and sample lesson

InterAction: Higher Education and Latinos in the New Millennium

Forms of Bias in Textbooks and Instructional Materials 

Race Equity and Desegregation Terminology


Articles on Educational Equity and Race

Using Socioeconomic Indicators as a Tool for School Diversity and Integration, by David Hinojosa, J.D., and Erica Frankenberg, Ed.D., IDRA Newsletter, April 2017

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

School Integration – Preparing Teachers for Working in Diverse Classrooms, by Pamela Higgins Harris, Susan Shaffer & Phoebe Schlanger, IDRA Newsletter, April 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

In-Grade Retention in the Early Years – What’s Holding Children Back? by Paula Johnson, M.A., IDRA Newsletter, October 2016

Will States Use ESSA to Undermine Communities of Color as Some Have for Voting Rights? by David G. Hinojosa, J.D., and Jerry Wilson, M.A., IDRA Newsletter, September 2016

Fostering Culturally Diverse Learning Environments, by Paula Johnson, M.A., IDRA Newsletter, August 2016

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

Open Source Learning Tools Make STEM Possible in Underserved Schools, by Mark Barnett, IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2016

Differences as Deficiencies – The Persistence of the 30 Million Word Gap, by Sofía Bahena, Ed.D., IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2016

Ensuring Equity and Nondiscrimination in Student Discipline Policy and Practice, by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA Newsletter, February 2016

#AllMeansAll – Finding and Addressing the Roots of Educational Inequity, by Laurie Posner, M.P.A., IDRA Newsletter, February 2016

STEM Pathways for Girls of Color – A Review of the Literature, by Paula Johnson, M.A., IDRA Newsletter, February 2016

Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse, High-Quality Teacher Workforce, by Desiree Carver-Thomas and Kristin Grayson, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, April 2017

Community and School Use of Data for College Readiness and Postsecondary Success, by Karmen Rouland, Ph.D., Susan Shaffer and Phoebe Schlanger, IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2017

IDRA Education CAFE – A Structure for Families Transforming Schools in their Communities, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter, May 2017

How to Use Actionable Education Data to Strengthen Your School, by Christie L. Goodman, APR, IDRA Newsletter, May 2017

Transformative and Effective School Leadership in Culturally Diverse Environments, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, January 2016


Podcast Episodes on Educational Equity and Race

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

How the Fisher Case Relates to Equity in Public Schooling – #159

Civil Rights in Student Discipline – #158

Education Civil Rights Challenges – #154

Education Civil Rights for Today and Beyond – #147

Six Generations of Civil Rights in Education – #132

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

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

A Civil Rights Look at the Common Core – #117

Sixth Generation of Civil Rights and Educational Equity – #113

Creating a STEM Focused School Part 2 – #107

Creating a STEM Focused School Part 1 – #105

Advancing American Indian Education – #101

Diversity in Education – #97

A Discussion about Diversity Training – #90

The Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation – #88

Principal on Creating a College Going Culture – #86

Tool for Building Quality Schools – #81

Latino and African-American Communities Leading School Reform – #64

Helping Schools Address Issues of Race – #57

Busting Myths About Children of Poverty – #50

The Civil Rights Impact of Response to Intervention – #49

Six Goals of Educational Equity – #29

The Watch on Racism Cannot Stop – #23

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Race – #18

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

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


Additional Resources on Educational Equity and Race

Race Matters Institute (RMI)

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Racial Equity Impact Assessment

Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Education: Psychology’s Contributions to Understanding and Reducing Disparities

Teaching Tolerance

10 TED Classroom Resources About Race in America

The National Education Association, Achievement Gaps Research & Tools