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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Restoring Justice

“This problem of blaming the students – because their soul, their mind, their heart, or their community environment is deemed unhealthy – is perhaps the main reason we fall short of keeping the promise to educate all children. Today, it is time to dream together a better future, and the core of our dream must value young people – all young people.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO

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Articles

Integrating the Assets of Social Justice Principles to Transform Schools, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., and Hector Bojorquez

How Using Restorative Practices Can Prevent Exclusionary Discipline Issues, by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D., Paula Johnson, M.A.

ESSA Requirements for Schools and Parent Involvement – New Tool for School Districts, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Texas Charter School System Suffers Low Graduation Rates – The Class of 2016 saw Graduation Rates of 62% in Charter Schools Compared to 90% in Traditional Public Schools, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

Extras

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute – April 6, 2018

College Bound and Determined

IDRA’s annual attrition study, October 2017

Civil Rights in Student Discipline – Podcast Episode 158

eBook, Resources on Student Discipline Policy and Practice

Zero Tolerance Policies Push Students Away

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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Aug 10, 2017

Aug 2017

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

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