Events

Events

April 28, 2017

Fellows Program Symposium 2017

State Investment in School Facilities – José A. Cárdenas 2017 School Finance Fellows Program Research Symposium

Join us for this research symposium where Dr. Marialena Rivera, IDRA’s 2016 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, will present her research findings. At this event, Dr. Rivera, will provide briefing on her study, “What about the Schools? – Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities,” followed by a panel discussion with experts from across the country. Through case studies of five states with varying facilities policies, Dr. Rivera’s study examines the factors contributing to expanded state investment in equitable public school facilities and how those factors can be leveraged to encourage states that make minimal investments to expand their support for facilities funding. The five case study states are Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wyoming. An assistant professor of education and community leadership at the Texas...

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April 27, 2017

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™

Bilingual Parent Institute • April 27, 2017 Special event for families, community groups, educators and administrators  This annual institute offers families, school district personnel and community groups from across Texas the opportunity to network, obtain resources and information, and receive training and bilingual materials on IDRA’s nationally-recognized research-based model for parent leadership in education. This year’s institute, funded in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will highlight family engagement as it relates to the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. This institute is interactive and participatory. All presentations are bilingual (English-Spanish).  #FamEngage

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January 26, 2017

IDRA Open House

IDRA Open House

We’d love to see you at our Open House if you’re in the area! Poet Naomi Shahib Nye will join us for a poetry circle reading from This Same Sky.

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October 18, 2016

Roundtable Series

Opportunity Matters Roundtable Series

Through IDRA’s Opportunity Matters Roundtable Series, we spotlight key issues in education quality, opportunity and equity.

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April 9, 2016

Webinars

Webinar Series

Webinar: Fostering Latino Family Education Leadership Find out how you can foster Latino family engagement for leadership in education. Panelists from six organizations from across the nation whose mission includes educational equity and access shared the story of their leadership development programs that have proven successful with Latino families. This conversation brought to light practices that are both authentic and also culturally and linguistically appropriate. Presenters also described successes and challenges in the work.

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October 7, 2015

Spotlighting Coca- Cola VYP

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

Seminar Spotlighting Successful Dropout Prevention Practices The Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program is an internationally-recognized dropout prevention cross-age tutoring program in schools across the United States and Brazil. Since its inception in San Antonio in 1984 until 2014, the program has kept 33,000 students in school, young people who were previously at risk of dropping out.

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February 3, 2015

Policy Forum

Policy

IDRA briefed legislative staff in Austin on the research and implications for policy in a forum hosted by Senator José Rodríguez and held in collaboration with the Texas Center for Education Policy, University of Texas at Austin.

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February 2, 2015

Fellow Program Symposium

Symposium

Low Funding for Educating ELLs Affects Students Across Texas New Research on Education of English Learners in Middle School and High School Released at IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow Program Symposium

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