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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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See IDRA’s latest annual report, The Power of Possibility: How IDRA and its partners are changing public education.



IDRA’s book, Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework™. See how communities and schools can work together to strengthen their capacity to be successful with all of their students. Visit the book’s web page to get a table of contents, excerpt, related podcasts and other resources related to this book.


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Tracking the Learning and Tracking the Dollar - A School Board Member's Priorities
Among the many responsibilities of school boards, monitoring student achievement and allocating funds responsibly are critical. In this article, taken from an interview conducted by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., Velma Vela Ybarra, a school board member for Harlandale ISD, relates her motivation and experiences in this key post.




Students’ Civil Rights is a Matter of Good Governance
School boards of education must protect and guarantee the civil rights of all learners. In this article, Bradley Scott, Ph.D., recounts the recent efforts of the South Central Collaborative for Equity with five school districts to create or revise critical policy concerns to ensure the protection of students’ civil rights in several areas. 


Sign up for Free Education News from IDRA
Sign up today for one or all of IDRA’s has three email newsletters. The IDRA Newsletter is now available in email form. IDRA e-News gives you occasional updates, alerts, resources and education news you can use to help create schools that work for all children. And Graduation for All (English-Spanish) focuses on the nation's dropout problem and action people are taking to turn the tide.


Students Write about Staying in School
IDRA sponsored a national essay competition among participants in the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program, a nationally-recognized cross-age tutoring program of IDRA. Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program tutors wrote about how the program had helped them do better in school and how they had helped their tutees to do better. Six students received prizes. Read the winning essays.



IDRA OurSchool portal – designed to help you – educators and community members – find out how well your high school campus is preparing and graduating students, what factors may be weakening school holding power, and what you can do together to address them. 


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