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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

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

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

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

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

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

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)
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