IDRA Anniversary Highlights

IDRA Anniversary Highlights

IDRA Celebrates 45th Anniversary 

When IDRA was formed, disco, bell-bottoms, double knit and long-hair were “in,” and we talked to each other using the latest CB radio technology while waiting in line for gasoline.

Now, we listen to Tejano and rap music while using the latest Internet technology to talk to each other, and on April 1, IDRA began celebrating its 45th year of working for excellence in education for all children. We are taking a little time to reflect on some of the changes we have seen since 1973. See the photo posters below and articles from the 45th anniversary of the IDRA Newsletter (2018).


Anniversary Articles

Beginning with the End in Mind to Establish Equitable, Excellent Education, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Valuing Youth and Assuring that All Youth Count, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

InterAction with the Ecosystem – The IDRA Quality Schools Action Framework, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.


Timeline – A History of IDRA Policy Work to Secure Excellent and Equitable Schooling for All Children

See printable version (PDF)

See dynamic online version


Across the Decades

(click each image to see larger poster and captions)

IDRA Anniversary - Across the Decades - 1970s poster IDRA Anniversary - Across the Decades - 1980s poster

IDRA Anniversary - Across the Decades - 1990s posterIDRA Anniversary - Across the Decades - 2000s poster