IDRA Annual Reports

As a community, we have made a promise to our children – a big promise to provide a quality public education so all children may find their fullest future and fulfill it.

IDRA’s new annual report, Keeping the Promise – Putting Children Firstfeatures seven case studies that illustrate how IDRA promotes leading-edge research, policies, and practices that secure real solutions to school inequity and achieves results for students. The stories show our work in:

  • Providing actionable knowledge with community action data dashboards;
  • Building a structure for family engagement across Arkansas;
  • Addressing bias in STEM access in Nashville, Tennessee;
  • Sparking a network of Education CAFEs;
  • Preparing a new generation of teachers for today’s classrooms;
  • Examining curriculum policy for college readiness; and
  • Sustaining a generation of valued youth.

In many cases, intergenerational leadership – asset-based partnership with families, students, and communities – leads the way. As a result, this work has powerfully affected millions of students’ lives by dramatically raising educational opportunities for all children.

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2018 Annual Report: Keeping the Promise – Putting Children First

IDRA's 2018 annual report features seven case studies that illustrate how IDRA promotes leading-edge research, policies, and practices that secure...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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