IDRA Annual Reports

IDRA Annual Report 2019 and 2020During 2019 and 2020, IDRA analyzed data and conducted research to inform school improvement strategies across the U.S. South and to spark significant investment in distressed community schools. We built pipelines of leadership in school districts and coached principals to lead from a social justice mindset. We launched programs to open doors to STEM courses and careers for students.

As COVID-19 materialized, IDRA played a crucial role in supporting schools, districts and educators as they shifted to student learning from a distance. We immediately responded by developing resources for educators and families so learning could go on in an equitable manner. During a period of great disconnection, we brought people together – teachers, students, families, policymakers – to hear from each other about what they were experiencing.

In this report, The Power of Voice and Action – Accelerating the Promise, you will see stories of IDRA’s work in 2019 before the pandemic and stories in 2020 showcasing our quick and meaningful response.

Stories of impact include

  • Ensuring Learning Goes On in the Midst of a Pandemic
  • Equipping Systems to Build Culturally Sustaining Curriculum
  • Elevating Student Voices in STEM
  • Transforming School Leadership with a Lens for Social Justice
  • Expanding Impact through Strong Family Leadership
  • Identifying Opportunity Gaps to Focus Change for Equity
  • Building Socio-Emotional Skills Through Student Leadership
  • Promoting Immigrant Families’ Rights and Educational Opportunities
  • Conducting Research that Leads to Investment in Education
  • Diverse Teachers for Diverse Classrooms
  • Bringing Diverse Students and Families to the Table with Education Policy Decisionmakers

The Power of Voice and Action – Accelerating the Promise – IDRA 2019 and 2020 Report

See stories of IDRA’s work in 2019 before the pandemic and stories in 2020 showcasing our quick and meaningful response.

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2018 Annual Report: Keeping the Promise – Putting Children First

See case studies on IDRA’s leading research, policy and practice that secure solutions to school inequity and results for students.

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Keeping the Promise: Profiles in Leadership and Education

We highlight seven leaders who never forget what we can do together to keep our promise to children.

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2016 Annual Report: Keeping the Promise – Putting Children First

See how IDRA and partners build national connections and networks for strong public schools, elevating transformative models for equity.

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2015 Annual Report: The Power of Possibility – How IDRA and its Partners are Transforming Public Education

See how keeping a sharp focus on quality and equity faded the pivotal 2015 for children’s progress and deepening disparities.

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2014 Annual Report: The Power of Possibility – Defining Moments: How IDRA and its Partners are Changing Public Education

Seven defining moments, from advancing education and civil rights, to amplifying the family voices in securing education quality and equity.

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2013 Annual Report: The Power of Possibility: How IDRA and its Partners are Changing Public Education

See stories, models and accomplishments in our work in 2013 to strengthen public education to work for all children.

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2012 Annual Report – Opportunity Matters: Forty Years

40th anniversary edition - families and communites took to the streets and to the courts to demand equitable public education.

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2011 Annual Report – Opportunity Matters: Compelling Facts, Sustainable Connections

See stories of our work through with compelling facts, nurturing sustainable connections and promoting courageous leadership.

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2010 Annual Report – Opportunity Matters

See stories of how we incorporated the Quality Schools Action Framework throughout our work to inform policy and practice.

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