Using inclusive, cutting edge and broad based strategies, IDRA develops leadership within communities, schools, and policymaking bodies to create collaborative and enlightened educational policies that work for all children.
IDRA’s Quality Schools Action Framework™ shows how we can strengthen public education for all students. The framework – or theory of change – is grounded in school reform research and practice. Developed by IDRA president and CEO Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel,...Read More
The Texas Latino Education Coalition (TLEC) is a collaborative of organizations and individuals who advocate the rights of Latinos at the local, state and national levels. The coalition was organized to focus specifically on critical educational issues in Texas and...Read More
Public schools have a responsibility to educate all students who enter their doors. This naturally includes children who arrive at school speaking a language other than English. Many educators have the training and skills they need to help students learn...Read More
Keeping the Public in Public Schools Diverting public money for private schools takes money away from our communities resulting in higher taxes for homeowners and businesses in the community. Investing in our neighborhood public schools is investing in our community....Read More
IDRA Policy Issues for Texas in 2015 Fair Funding IDRA Stands All state aid provided to public schools should be funded through property wealth equalized formulas. Target Revenue should be terminated and those funds be distributed through the equalization formulae....Read More