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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: The Promise of Public Schooling

Public schooling is the cornerstone of freedom, democracy and economic opportunity. Its imperfections are not reasons to give up on public education. Instead, the best way to strengthen public schools is to strengthen public schools – schools that are accountable to us all. This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on how we can improve graduation rates by changing key policies and practices, how families are working together to transform their public schools and IDRA's six priority policy issues for Texas in 2017 along with news about the upcoming Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™. See e-Letter overview with links to the articles and related resources See PDF of this issue America Does Not Have to Stay Stuck at Losing One in Four High Schoolers, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. Families Transforming Public Schools – Gathering Data, Informing Policy and Practice, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. IDRA Priority Policy Issues for Texas for 2017 Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™ Learn about the IDRA Education CAFÉ (formerly named “Comunitario PTAs”)

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IDRA eNews

Education News from IDRA Welcome to IDRA e-News. Each occasional edition gives you updates, alerts, resources and education news you can use to help create schools that work for all children. IDRA e-news is published online on state and national...

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Classnotes Podcast

podcasts-icon-lgThe twice monthly, award-winning podcast for people who case 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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