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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Push Outs – Children of Color

“It is high time that Texas take a new course. Investment in change must go beyond discrete dropout prevention programs. Investment must reflect our full commitment to providing for quality public schools in all neighborhoods for children of all backgrounds.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO

Schools continue to lose and push children of color out of schools through a variety of practices and behaviors (low expectations, inappropriate disciplinary referrals, in-grade retention, watered down curriculum). This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on how collaboration is critical to dealing with disparities, highlights from IDRA’s latest Texas public school attrition study, supporting LGBTQ students faced with sexual & gender harassment and commemoration of Delgado vs. Bastrop case that ended legal segregation of Mexican Americans in Texas.

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Articles

Partnerships, Not Push Outs – Collaboration is Critical to Dealing with Disparities, by Paula Johnson, M.A.

Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2016-17 – High School Attrition Returns to 24 Percent After One Year Bump, by Roy L. Johnson, M.S

Supporting LGBTQ Students Faced with Sexual & Gender Harassment, by Susan Shaffer and Phyllis Lerner

Commemoration of Delgado vs. Bastrop Case that Ended Legal Segregation of Mexican Americans in Texas

Extras

Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2016-17 and related resources – coming soon

Classnotes Podcast Episode “Supporting LGBTQ Students Faced with Harassment”

Resources on Student Discipline Policy and Practice, by IDRA

Oct 24, 2017

Oct 2017

• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • October is National Dropout Prevention Month. Two out … read more

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Oct 24, 2017

Oct 2017

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • Over the past five years, the overall … read more

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Oct 24, 2017

Oct 2017

• by Susan Shaffer and Phyllis Lerner • IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • Editor’s Note: The IDRA EAC-South provides technical … read more

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Oct 24, 2017

Oct 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • IDRA joined former state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos Jr. and many others recently at … read more

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Sep 21, 2017

Sep 2017

• 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

Sep 2017

• 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

Sep 2017

• 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

Sep 2017

• 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

Aug 2017

• 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

Aug 2017

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

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