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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.

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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

Sep 21, 2017

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• by David G. Hinojosa, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2017 • For several decades, debates have dominated statehouses … read more

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Sep 21, 2017

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• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2017 • Numerous studies have confirmed the positive effects of … read more

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Sep 21, 2017

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• by Ana Luisa Valenzuela • IDRA Newsletter • September 2017 • Editor’s Note: IDRA sponsored a national essay competition … read more

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Sep 21, 2017

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• IDRA Newsletter • September 2017 • Supplemental Early Childhood Curriculum & Training Semillitas de Aprendizaje is a bilingual (Spanish/English) … read more

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Aug 10, 2017

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• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2017 • 21st Century Learning Classrooms designed for 21st century … read more

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Aug 10, 2017

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• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., and Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2017 • Assessments are a critical … read more

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Aug 10, 2017

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• IDRA Newsletter • August 2017  • This alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all … read more

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Jun 27, 2017

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• by Mark Barnett • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one-third of … read more

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Jun 27, 2017

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IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives • by IDRA • IDRA … read more

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Jun 27, 2017

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• by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • Teachers and administrators may feel overwhelmed by the … read more

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