November- December 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Alternative Education Programs in Texas: More Questions than Answers, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Educating a New Generation: A Reflection on the Process, by Hilaria Bauer, M.A.

RE-CONNECT – Comprehensive Parent Involvement Initiative

IDRA Content Area Program Enhancement: A Contribution for Limited-English-Proficient Students, by Felix Montes, Ph.D.

Texas Schools have Support for Comprehensive School Reform, by Adela Solís, Ph.D.

October 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Attrition Rates in Texas Public High Schools Still High, by Roy L. Johnson, M.S.

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program: Still Getting Great Results, by Josie Danini Supik, M.A.

Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: An Excerpt, by Pam McCollum, Ph.D.

September 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Community Supports Public Schools, Opposes Vouchers, by Zane Chalfant

Significant and Worthwhile Changes in Educational Evaluation: Putting Value in Education, by Josie Danini Supik, M.A.

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Participants Testify before Congressional Committee

More Students Served in Bilingual and ESL Programs, But More LEP Students Assigned to Special Education, by Roy Johnson, M.S. and Josie Danini Supik, M.A.

August 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Texas Legislative Update, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Project Alianza – A Model Teacher Preparation and Leadership Development Initiative: First Year Findings, by Josie Danini Supik, M.A.

What a Difference a Year Made, by Frank Gonzales, Ph.D.

Extending Advanced Skills Instruction into the Education of Disadvantaged Students, by Adela Solís, Ph.D.

June- July 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Educational Technology: An Update, by Keiko E. Suda

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program: Preparing Leaders for the New Millennium, by Oanh H. Maroney, M.A.

Project FLAIR: Working Together for a Better Learning Environment, R. López del Bosque, H. Appropriate Language Instruction: Stephanie’s Story, by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D., Hilaria Bauer, M.A., and Juanita C. García, M.A.

Litigation on Vouchers, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

May 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Legislature Grapples with Reform Issues: A Texas Policy Update, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Two-way Bilingual Programs: The Demand for a Multilingual Workforce, by Anna Alicia Romero

Parents Organizing Bilingual Education Advocates: Parent Institutes as a Strategy, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Origins of Public Education and the Voucher Debate, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Students for Sale – The Use of Use of Public Money for Private Schooling (An Excerpt)

Characteristics of a School that is Safe and Responsive to All Children, by K. Dwyer, D. Osther and C. Warger

April 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program: The Value of Video Conferencing, by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D.

Read It Again! How to Select Quality Literature for Young Children, by Hilaria Bauer, M.A.

What Really Matters in American Education, by Richard Riley, secretary of education

The Anti-Social Promotion Bandwagon: Riding Down the Campaign Trail, by Pam McCollum, Ph.D.

March 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Math and Science Education: A Practical Equity Guide, by Keiko Suda, M.A.

Sexual Harassment: What Parents and Students Should Know, by María Aurora Yáñez, M.A.

Free School Improvement Training and Technical Assistance

How to Tell if Your School is Confronting Sex Discrimination

For Our Children: Preserving Our Neighborhood Public Schools

Challenges as We Enter a New Century

February 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Project Alianza: Tapping Community Resources for Bilingual Teachers, by Linda Cantu, M.A.

Are We Making Educated Choices About Educating Our Children?, by Oanh H. Maroney, M.A.

From “DAC” to “EAC” – The Expanding Role of the Equity Assistance Center, by Bradley Scott, M.A.

Failing Our Children – Finding Alternatives to In-Grade Retention (An Excerpt)

Use of Public Money for Private Schooling: Listening to Parents, by Anna Alicia Romero

Challenges as We Enter a New Century: Teacher Renewal

January 1999 IDRA Newsletter


Lost: $319 Billion and 1.2 Million Students, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D

Breathing New Life into Language Assessment, by Pam McCollum, Ph.D.

Missing: Texas Youth – Dropout and Attrition Rates in Texas Public High Schools (An Excerpt)

No-Cost Technical Assistance and Training Available, by Bradley Scott, M.A.

Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs in Texas – What is Known; What is Needed (An Excerpt)

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Travel from San Antonio to Washington, D.C.

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Featured in Chicago

Challenges as We Enter a New Century: Valuing Communities