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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

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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Jun 29, 2017

Jun 2017

Go to the main IDRA Newsletter page November-December 2017 IDRA Newsletter – Principal Leadership “IDRA research and work with schools … read more

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Jun 27, 2017

Jun 2017

• 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

Jun 2017

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

Jun 2017

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

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Jun 27, 2017

Jun 2017

• by Karmen Rouland, Ph.D., Susan Shaffer and Phoebe Schlanger • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • Editor’s Note: The … read more

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May 25, 2017

May 2017

• by Christie L. Goodman, APR • IDRA Newsletter • May 2017 •  We often hear that strong parent involvement makes … read more

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May 25, 2017

May 2017

By David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA Newsletter, May 2017 As the use of social media and cell phones continues to expand … read more

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May 25, 2017

May 2017

by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter, May 2017 With a new grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, IDRA is … read more

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Apr 30, 2017

Apr 2017

In recognition of University of Houston-Downtown President Emeritus Max Castillo’s service on the IDRA board of directors and to higher … read more

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