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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Using Data for Action

“We must connect school outcomes – graduation and college readiness – with who and what produces those outcomes – connecting actionable knowledge to support engaged citizens, accountable leadership and enlightened public policy that leverages change.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on using data to strengthen college readiness and postsecondary success, using data to measure an effective instruction for secondary level newcomers and English learners, student data privacy and winning Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program tutor essays. See PDF of this issue See overview for easy sharing Articles Community and School Use of Data for College Readiness and Postsecondary Success, by Karmen Rouland, Ph.D., Susan Shaffer and Phoebe Schlanger Data to Measure an Effective Instructional Context for Secondary Level Newcomers and English Learners, by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. Student Data Tracking – Taking a Closer Look at Privacy, by Mark Barnett Six Young Tutors Win 2017 National Essay Contest Awards – IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives Extras Download the one-page tool: Asking Questions of Student Data (pdf) Good Schools and Classrooms for Children Learning English ~ A Guide  Booklet with all the winning essays from 2017 (pdf).

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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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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 highlights the ways in which 2015 was a pivotal year for children both in terms of progress and deepening disparities and how, by keeping a sharp focus on educational quality and equity, IDRA and our partners...

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