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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Culture of Poverty Myths

“We can pursue shared prosperity by keeping our eyes on the goal of quality education for every child in every school, understanding that education matters, community voices matter in education, and much is known about what to do.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO In the culture-of-poverty perspective, the traits (and deficits) of students are the focus. But IDRA’s culture of possibility frame recognizes the assets of students and focuses on the responsibility of the institution. This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on school finance and cost studies, the importance of quality early childhood education, a winning essay by a high school student on how the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program helped her, and highlights of IDRA’s Semillitas de Aprendizaje bilingual early childhood curriculum. See PDF of this issue See overview for easy sharing Articles Tying the Knot Between School Finance Policy and Serving All Students, by David G. Hinojosa, J.D. Investing in Early Childhood Education Programs Yields High Returns, by Paula Johnson, M.A. Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay – Ana Luisa Valenzuela Semillitas de Aprendizaje – Early Childhood Bilingual Literacy Development Extras Visit our Semillitas de Aprendizaje website to see a sample classroom lesson, scope and sequence (two), and sample video clips from the Storytelling DVD. Website: Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program – Learn more about the program and how to bring it to your school Video: Dropout Prevention that Works – Overview of how the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program impacts students and schools [12 min.] Winning Essays: Booklet with full text of the six winning essays Video clip: María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., on the benefits of early childhood education [parent] => 0 [count] => 1026 [filter] => raw )

IDRA Newsletter

Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Culture of Poverty Myths

“We can pursue shared prosperity by keeping our eyes on the goal of quality education for every child in every school, understanding that education matters, community voices matter in education, and much is known about what to do.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO In the culture-of-poverty perspective, the traits (and deficits) of students are the focus. But IDRA’s culture of possibility frame recognizes the assets of students and focuses on the responsibility of the institution. This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on school finance and cost studies, the importance of quality early childhood education, a winning essay by a high school student on how the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program helped her, and highlights of IDRA’s Semillitas de Aprendizaje bilingual early childhood curriculum. See PDF of this issue See overview for easy sharing Articles Tying the Knot Between School Finance Policy and Serving All Students, by David G. Hinojosa, J.D. Investing in Early Childhood Education Programs Yields High Returns, by Paula Johnson, M.A. Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay – Ana Luisa Valenzuela Semillitas de Aprendizaje – Early Childhood Bilingual Literacy Development Extras Visit our Semillitas de Aprendizaje website to see a sample classroom lesson, scope and sequence (two), and sample video clips from the Storytelling DVD. Website: Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program – Learn more about the program and how to bring it to your school Video: Dropout Prevention that Works – Overview of how the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program impacts students and schools [12 min.] Winning Essays: Booklet with full text of the six winning essays Video clip: María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., on the benefits of early childhood education

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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...

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podcasts-icon-lgThe twice monthly, award-winning podcast for people who care about excellent and equitable education for all children.

Sign up to receive free e-mail notices when new episodes are available. All we need is your e-mail address, and we won’t use it for anything else! Classnotes is IDRA’s free award-winning podcast series for teachers and administrators that explores issues facing U.S. education today and strategies to better serve every student. See an index of shows by topic. Listen from your computer or from an MP3 player, like your phone or iPod. Subscribe for free through iTunes. Or get updates through our newsfeed (RSS). And if you like our show, please leave a short review for us in iTunes! Don’t have a Smartphone or iPod? You can always listen to the latest episode by calling 1-612- 234-4186 (sorry, this is not a toll-free number). [parent] => 0 [count] => 179 [filter] => raw )

Classnotes Podcast

podcasts-icon-lgThe twice monthly, award-winning podcast for people who care about excellent and equitable education for all children.

Sign up to receive free e-mail notices when new episodes are available. All we need is your e-mail address, and we won’t use it for anything else! Classnotes is IDRA’s free award-winning podcast series for teachers and administrators that explores issues facing U.S. education today and strategies to better serve every student. See an index of shows by topic. Listen from your computer or from an MP3 player, like your phone or iPod. Subscribe for free through iTunes. Or get updates through our newsfeed (RSS). And if you like our show, please leave a short review for us in iTunes! Don’t have a Smartphone or iPod? You can always listen to the latest episode by calling 1-612- 234-4186 (sorry, this is not a toll-free number).

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Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework

“The Quality Schools Action Framework helps people hone in on what’s important and needed in their local school context. A number of our partner schools and coalition organizations have used the framework to assess baselines, plan and implement strategy, and...

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Semillitas de Aprendizaje

Semillitas de Aprendizaje is a bilingual (Spanish/English) supplemental early childhood curriculum by IDRA that is based on the art of storytelling. Its culturally-relevant stories are for children to listen, view and then read along.

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Annual Reports

IDRA’s latest annual report, Keeping the Promise – Putting Children First – Equal Educational Opportunity for Every Child Through Strong Public School, is now available online. Grounded in the promises to children, families and communities that guided our work last...

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