IDRA Impact Reports

IDRA Impact Report 2021 2022 CoverThe years 2021 and 2022 marked dramatic shifts as the world headed out of COVID-19 shutdowns. Schools reemerged during the pandemic as the centers of community connection. Despite wide support of families for their public schools, public education became a target. For financial and political gain, some actors proceed to sow distrust and lodge racial and gender attacks on students, particularly across the U.S. South.

IDRA stood strong in this climate. Through policy advocacy, teacher training, participatory action research, and coalition building, IDRA helped diverse communities tap into their collective power to influence educational policy and practices to ensure schools prepare all young people for college and life.

In this impact report, The Power of Voice and Action – Elevating the Promise, you’ll see stories of IDRA’s work in 2021 and 2022. Stories of impact include:

  • Fostering Student, Family and Community Advocacy
  • Building College Access & STEM Pipelines
  • Leading Culturally-Sustaining Schooling
  • Combatting Classroom Censorship
  • Promoting Effective School Discipline & Safety
  • Representing Voices of Communities of Color in Policymaking
  • Serving Emergent Bilingual Students
  • Keeping the Public in Public Education
  • Bridging the Digital Divide

The Power of Voice and Action – Elevating the Promise – IDRA 2021 and 2022 Impact Report

See stories of IDRA’s work with diverse communities to tap into their collective power to influence educational policy and practices...

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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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