Annual Reports

In these turbulent times for children, we need leaders who never forget what we can do together to keep our promise to children. IDRA’s annual report for 2017, Keeping the Promise: Profiles in Leadership and Education, highlights the experiences of seven such leaders. We are pleased to feature education, family, community and youth leaders – Jacquelyn Carter Thigpen; Alexander Yang; Gregory Rivers; Eva Carranza and her daughter Andrea; Linda Darling-Hammond; and Tery Medina – and hear how their commitment to keeping the promise of quality public education for all children has been woven into their paths and how they work with a community of partners and colleagues to keep this promise.

Links to the new IDRA tools, research and publications featured in IDRA’s 2017 Annual Report are available here.

Keeping the Promise: Profiles in Leadership and Education

IDRA’s annual report for 2017, Keeping the Promise: Profiles in Leadership and Education, highlights the experiences of 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

This report highlights how IDRA and our partners are building national connections and networks for strong public schools, elevating transformative models for education equality, and crossing borders from research to practice to secure systemic solutions.

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

IDRA’s 2015 Annual Report highlights the ways in which 2015 was a pivotal year for children both in terms of progress and deepening disparities and how, by keeping a sharp focus on educational quality and equity, IDRA and our partners are valuing children of all backgrounds.

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

IDRA’s 2014 Annual Report highlights seven defining moments in our work last year, from advancing educational and civil rights, to amplifying the voice of families and cross-generational leaders in securing educational quality and equity.

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

IDRA’s latest annual report shares stories, models and accomplishments in our work to strengthen public education to work for all children. Together, IDRA and its partners are improving education across the spectrum from prekindergarten to higher education, fostering family-community-school...

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2012 Annual Report – Opportunity Matters: Forty Years

Forty years ago, in 1973, IDRA was founded by Dr. José Angel Cárdenas, in San Antonio. It was on the West Side of this city that Hispanic families and community members took to the streets and to the courts – even to the U.S. Supreme Court – to demand an equitable public education...

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

IDRA’s 2011 annual report tells stories of our work through three strategies. (1) With compelling facts, we make the case for quality schools for all; (2) by nurturing sustainable connections, we seek to produce significant results for children; and (3) in promoting courageous leadership...

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2010 Annual Report – Opportunity Matters

IDRA’s 2009-10 annual report tells stories of how we incorporated the Quality Schools Action Framework throughout our work. Using this model, and with the support of key partners, IDRA was able to create new knowledge to inform policy and practice, support advocacy organizations along the...

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