Families and Communities

Parents can be vocal and assertive leaders advocating for excellent schools. Through IDRA’s almost 40-year history, a strong model of parent engagement has evolved, constructed from the experiences in the field, especially with Title I schools and the families whose children attend them. This website helps families see how their school is doing and how the school should treat you (English & Spanish), see actions families can take, get resources on IDRA’s Family Leadership in Education model and learn about college preparation for all students.

Family Leadership Model

IDRA' model emphasizes collective action, listening to peers, and revolving tasks and leadership.

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Education CAFE

IDRA’s Education CAFE model is an innovation for school-family-community collaboration. Education CAFEs are based in a community organization rather than...

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IDRA EAC-South Family Engagement Web-based Technical Assistance Package

This IDRA EAC-South Family Engagement Web-based Technical Assistance Package provides educators tools for embracing what, for many, is a new...

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Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute

Grounded in our unique model of family leadership in education, the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute is...

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6 Principles for Family Leadership in Education – Infographic

Family and community engagement in education is critical to school success in providing academic excellence and preparation for college of...

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Career Awareness for College Planning – Training Kit

This kit was developed from out of sessions IDRA has led through our Texas Education CAFE Network work, funded by...

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ESSA Requirements for Schools and Parent Involvement – Training Kit

This kit is the first in a set of four developed from the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent...

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Community-Based Parent Involvement – Training Kit

This kit is the second in a set of four developed from the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent...

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Public Money for Public Schooling – Training Kit

This kit is the third in a set of four developed from the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent...

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Texas Graduation Requirements and Opportunities – Training Kit

This kit is the fourth in a set of four developed from the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent...

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PTA Comunitario

The next generation of IDRA’s family leadership in education model is the Education CAFÉ. Formerly known as PTA Comunitario, the...

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Blueprint Dialogues

Almost 50 years ago, in Brown vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that sending children to separate...

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SEED Project

Seeding Equity in Education through Dialogue Project Valuing and engaging family and community leadership in San Antonio and the region...

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Resources for Families

Schools, families and communities working together have the capacity to craft and carry out effective solutions that will make a...

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