IDRA eNews

Education News from IDRA

Welcome to IDRA eNews. Each occasional edition gives you updates, alerts, resources and education news you can use to help create schools that work for all children. IDRA eNews is published online on state and national issues. To send us a question or comment, please e-mail us at contact@idra.org.

2017

August  30, 2017 – Empower Your Teachers – See how IDRA’s assistance can help

August  24, 2017 – School Opening Alert – Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

August  22, 2017 – Webinar on How to Comment on the Texas ESSA Plan

August  11, 2017 – IDRA Newsletter – Teaching Quality

July 21, 2017 – IDRA eNews – 25 Education Groups Push Tx Leaders to Invest in High-Quality Public Ed

July 2017 – Actionable Knowledge for Equity

June 1, 2017 – Six Young Tutors Win 2017 National Essay Contest Awards

May 2017 – IDRA Newsletter: Family Leadership in Education

April 2017 – Actionable Knowledge for Equity

March 2017 – IDRA Newsletter: Student Leadership & Engagement

March 20, 2017 – Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – Alert for Registering Students for School

February 2017 – IDRA Newsletter: College Bound

January 2017 – IDRA Newsletter: The Promise of Public Schooling

2016

November-December 2016 – IDRA Newsletter: Principal Leadership

December 1, 2016 – Report: Zero Tolerance Policies Push Students Away

November 21, 2016 – Report: Texas High Schools Stand to Lose Over 2 Million Students in Coming Years

November 14, 2016 – Report: Texas’ temporary policy relieved high-stakes for 6,000 students

November 1, 2016 – Report: New Report: Despite Graduation Rate Progress, Texas Appears Stuck at Losing One-Fourth of High Schoolers

October 20, 2016 – IDRA Newsletter: Push Outs – Children of Color

October 18, 2016 – Opportunity Matters Roundtable Series: Remote Viewing and Roundtable Discussion

September 2016 – IDRA Newsletter: Accountability and Civic Engagement

August 11, 2016 – Assistance Packages for Schools: STEM makerspaces, English learner ed. Project-based learning, Dropout prevention, Early childhood ed, and more

June 7, 2016 – Six Teens Win 2016 National Essay Contest Awards

June 2, 2016 – Marialena Rivera Named 2016 IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow

May 14, 2016 – Fair Funding is Nonnegotiable – Texas Must Have Excellent Schools for All

May 5, 2016 – Implementation of New Texas Graduation Requirements Needs Further Study – Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening Proceedings Report Released

April 18, 2016 – The Power of Possibility: How IDRA and Our Partners are Transforming Public Education

March 16, 2016 – New Report Shows that Texas’ Funding of Public Education Earns the Lowest Marks in the Nation

2015

December 16, 2015 – The New Every Student Succeeds Act — Progress and Promise or Retreat and Surrender

November 5, 2015 – IDRA files Amicus Brief in Fisher v. UT

October 29, 2015 – Almost 100,000 Students from the Class of 2015 were Lost from Texas High Schools

September 15, 2015 – White House Names IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program a Hispanic Ed Bright Spot

August 31, 2015 – Court Can End Neglect of Millions of School Children – Texas Supreme Court School Finance Hearing Set for Tuesday

August 28, 2015 – IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Introductory Seminar on Dropout Prevention – Oct 7 in San Antonio, and Other News

August 24, 2015 – Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools School Opening Alert

July 13, 2015 – ESEA Reauthorization Measure Fails to Protect Student Civil Rights or to Promote Student Success

June 8, 2015 – New Research and Recommendations for Education of English Language Learners – IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program Symposium Proceedings Released

June 4, 2015 – Webinar on New Research on Post-Secondary Access and Success June 16, 2015

May 20, 2015 – Call for Applications for IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program

April 20, 2015 – IDRA Analyses Show Texas Equity Gaps would Widen under Proposed School Funding Measure

April 2, 2015 – Webinar: Fostering Latino Family Education Leadership April 9

March 20, 2015 – David Hinojosa, J.D., Named IDRA National Director of Policy

March 10, 2015 – You are Invited! Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™

February 24, 2015 – Texas Underfunds ELL Education; Impacts Student Achievement

January 16, 2015 – ELL Research Symposium

2014

October 28, 2014 – Texas High School Attrition Rates Dip One Percentage Point

September 9, 2014 – Coca­-Cola Valued Youth Program Introductory Seminar

August 28, 2014 – Court Rules Again: Texas School Fundiing Must Serve All Students Equitably

August 21, 2014 – Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

August 1, 2014 – American Latino National Summit to be Held in San Antonio Next Week

July 16, 2014 – The Right to Inclusion and Success in Education is Reaffirmed

April 17 2014 – HB5 Does Not Have to Block Students from College

April 11, 2014 – You are Invited! Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™

April 8, 2014 – Immigrant Student’s Rights to Attend Public Schools

March 3, 2015 – IDRA Names 2014 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, Dr. Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos

February 25, 2014 – New IDRA Report… PSJA Proves that a School District Can Assure that All Students are College Bound

January 22, 2014 – January 8, 2014 – Coca­-Cola Valued Youth Program Introductory Seminar February 12, 2014

2013

November 20, 2013 – IDRA Calls on Texas State Board of Education to Ensure All Students Have Access to High Quality Curriculum

October 29, 2013 – Overall Texas High School Attrition Rates Take Another Step Forward

October 11, 2013 – Tracking, Endorsements and Differentiated Diplomas – When ‘Different’ Really is Less

October 3, 2013 – IDRA’s Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Expands to Chicago, Detroit, L.A., New York City & Sacramento

August 27, 2013 – Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

June 14, 2013 – Statement on Fisher Ruling: Affirming the Right to Inclusion and Success in Education

June 11, 2013 – Call for Applications – IDRA Launches José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program

May 23, 2013 – Six Teens Win 2103 National Essay Contest Award

May 7, 2013 – Why More Charter Schools and School Vouchers Are Not Needed in Texas

April 24, 2013 – Tracking, Endorsements and Differentiated Diplomas – When ‘Different’ Really is Less

April 7, 2013 – You are Invited! Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™

February 5, 2013 – Court Rules: Texas School Funding Must Serve All Students Equitably

2012

December 10, 2012 – Join Us! Webinar Briefing on OurSchool Portal 2.0 with new College Readiness Data

December 5, 2012 – IDRA Director of Policy, Dr. Albert Cortez, Testifies in School Finance Case

September 26, 2012 – 2012 Texas Association of Bilingual Educators 40th Annual Conference

August 10, 2012 – Can’t Wait to Celebrate 100% Graduation in Texas

April 5, 2012 – Register Now! Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™ April 26 in San Antonio

March 29, 2012 – IDRA President Salutes Move Toward College-Going Culture in San Antonio

February 9, 2012 – Still Time to Register! – IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Seminar on Dropout Prevention

February 6, 2012 – IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Introductory Seminar on Dropout Prevention

January 31, 2012 – Save Texas Schools Regional Conference

2011

December 15, 2011 – Fair Funding is Essential to Having Excellent Schools for All Texas Students

September 19, 2011 – Honoring the Life of Dr. José Angel Cárdenas

August 22, 2011 – Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

June 14, 2011 – Opportunity Matters: The Call to Increase Excellence and Equity

June 3, 2011 – Call for Input: Equity Town Hall Meeting June 8th in Dallas

May 27, 2011 – Save the Date: Equity Town Hall in Dallas

May 25, 2011 – Texas School Funding Must Serve All Students Equitably

May 13, 2011 – Families and Schools Connecting – Conexiones entre familias y escuelas

April 6, 2011 – Five Regions Have Persistently High Attrition Rates

March 24, 2011 – Three Events: Math & Science TAKS, Parent Leadership, Dropout Prevention

February 11, 2011 – Your Voice in Action: Ask Arne Duncan

February 9, 2011 – Don’t Repeat Past Wrongs in Texas Education – Insufficient Attention and Lack of Investment in Education Helped Put Texas Where it is

2010

December 2, 2010 – Dare to Dream: Open Paths to Higher Education for All Children

October 19, 2010 – Executive Order for Hispanic Education to be Signed by President Obama

September 27, 2010 – Learn about an Award-Winning Dropout Prevention Program

September 2, 2010 – School Opening Alert

August 9, 2010 – New IDRA Book Frames School Change for Student Success

May 17, 2010 – Increase Student Achievement through High Expectations and Innovative Classroom Instructional Strategies

April 1, 2010 – GESA Works! Free Webinar

March 25, 2010 – IDRA Rejects Appeals Court Conclusions about Texas’ Education of English Language Learner Students, A Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO

March 9, 2010 – Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute (TM)

2009

September 30, 2009 – Update on Texas Top 10% Plan for Your Students

September 28, 2009 – Join us in October to Learn about an Award-Winning Dropout Prevention Program

September 25, 2009 Issue – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS to feature “Latinos in America: Your Neighbors, Your Family, Your Future.”

May 29, 2009 – At a Time When We Most Need Strength, Texas Education is At-Risk of Being Weakened, Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President & CEO (May 28, 2009)

April 1, 2009 Issue – Minority Students Hit Hardest by Top Ten Percent Cap Proposals

March 18, 2009 Issue – Top 10 Myths of the Top Ten Percent Plan