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Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework

Hear Podcasts about the Framework

DRA’s Classnotes Podcast produced a series of three episodes about the Quality Schools Action Framework™, featuring IDRA president and CEO, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

Tool for Building Quality Schools – Episode 81
IDRA senior education associates, Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., and Bradley Scott, Ph.D., talk about new book, Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework and how it is being used by schools and communities.

Action for School Change – Episode 42
(October 21, 2008) With schools losing one-third of their students on average, dropout prevention programs, even the most effective ones, cannot solve the persistent large scale problem we face. In the first of a set of podcast episodes on this topic, IDRA president and CEO, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.,describes the four elements in the Quality School Action Framework that must be in place for schools to be successful.

Fundamentals for School Change – Episode 52
(April 7, 2009) In the second of a set of podcast episodes on this topic, IDRA president and CEO, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., describes the two school change fundamentals of governance efficacy and funding equity in the Quality School Action Framework that are required for school success.

School Change Strategies – Episode 53
(April 27, 2009) In the third of a set of podcast episodes on this topic, IDRA president and CEO, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., describes how IDRA’s Quality School Action Framework indentifies three strategies for changing schools: capacity of the community to influence schools, building coalitions, and building the capacity of the schools themselves.

You may also be interested in this episode focusing on the Quality Schools Action Framework overall.

Framing Systems Change for Student Success
(March 2, 2007) In a speech, Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, outlines promising strategies to improving achievement in high poverty schools.