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
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.
Learn about the IDRA Education CAFÉ (formerly named “Comunitario PTAs”)
by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. Given the current challenges in public education and the critical need that our public schools … read moreRead More
by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. “Look to your left… Look to your right… Look behind you. One of you … read moreRead More
by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. The school principal is central to providing an equitable learning experience for all students. Research identifies … read moreRead More
Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. School leaders have been increasingly facing new challenges with the rapid changing demographics of their schools. Sometimes, … read moreRead More
Instruction for Secondary English Learners – Major Challenges, Solutions and Possibilities Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. Simultaneously learning English and academic content … read moreRead More
In-Grade Retention in the Early Years – What’s Holding Children Back? by Paula Johnson, M.A. How willing are you to … read moreRead More
Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2015-16 High School Attrition Inches Up to 25 Percent Roy L. Johnson, M.S. The overall … read moreRead More