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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Family Leadership in Education

“Effective family engagement is based on respect and a shared goal of academic success for every child. Effectiveness depends on the meaningful integration of community members and parents into the decision-making processes of schools.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on IDRA’s Education CAFE model (the next generation of our Comunitario model), which is a structure for families transforming schools in their communities, preventing and addressing cyberbullying, and how to use actionable education data to strengthen your school. See PDF of this issue Articles IDRA Education CAFE – A Structure for Families Transforming Schools in their Communities, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. Preventing and Addressing Cyberbullying through Equitable State and Local Policies, by David Hinojosa, J.D. How to Use Actionable Education Data to Strengthen Your School, by Christie L. Goodman, APR Extras See a video on communities using data See Steps on How to Start an Education CAFE See Resources on Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying in Schools See Sources of Education Data

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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 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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