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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: College Bound

Schools are responsible for preparing all students for college, regardless of race, income, gender, etc. In other words, schools must not withhold or deny students opportunities for education that prepares them for college.

This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan and seven ways we can ensure all qualified students gain access to our public universities, five strategies for creating college readiness for students of color and immigrant students, strategies for schools to protect Muslim students, IDRA’s alert for registering immigrant students for school, and news about the upcoming Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™.

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Since When are Good Grades and Diversity a Bad Thing? – 7 Recommendations and the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan, by David Hinojosa, J.D.

5 Strategies for Creating College Readiness for Students of Color and Immigrant Students, by DeShawn Preston, Ph.D. Candidate, & Amanda E. Assalone, Ph.D.

Relational Youth Violence – Protecting Muslim Youth in School, by Sofía Bahena, Ed.D.

IDRA’s report, College Bound and Determined

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – Alert for Registering Students for School

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™

Feb 28, 2017

Feb 2017

by David Hinojosa, J.D. As Texas continues to graduate a more diverse group of students from its public high schools, competition … read more

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Feb 28, 2017

Feb 2017

by DeShawn Preston, Ph.D. Candidate, & Amanda E. Assalone, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: The IDRA EAC-South provides technical assistance and training … read more

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Feb 28, 2017

Feb 2017

by Sofía Bahena, Ed.D. School-age children in the United States are growing up in an environment that is increasingly hostile … read more

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Feb 28, 2017

Feb 2017

As schools are registering students for the next school year, this alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, … read more

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Jan 31, 2017

Jan 2017

by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. Given the current challenges in public education and the critical need that our public schools … read more

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Jan 31, 2017

Jan 2017

by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. “Look to your left… Look to your right… Look behind you. One of you … read more

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Dec 30, 2016

Dec 2016

by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. The school principal is central to providing an equitable learning experience for all students. Research identifies … read more

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Dec 30, 2016

Dec 2016

Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. School leaders have been increasingly facing new challenges with the rapid changing demographics of their schools. Sometimes, … read more

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Dec 30, 2016

Dec 2016

Meet Sulema Carreón-Sánchez, Ph.D., Senior Education Associate “The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong … read more

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Oct 25, 2016

Oct 2016

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay Editor’s Note: IDRA sponsored a national essay competition among participants in the IDRA Coca-Cola … read more

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