November- December 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Leadership


Successful Bilingual Education Programs: Indicators of Success at the School Level, by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. and Josie Danini Cortez, M.A.

Bullying and Teasing in Elementary School

October 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Persistence


Missing: Texas Youth – Cost of School Dropouts Escalates

Successful Bilingual Education Programs: Student Assessment and Outcomes, by, María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., Josie Danini Cortez, M.A., and Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program: Tutor’s Success is Praised

Prevent Harassment and Violence

Every Student Counts, by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

September 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Governance


High Expectations, Substandard Results: The 2001 Texas Legislative Session, by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Destined to Get an Equitable System of School Funding, by Anna Alicia Romero

Successful Bilingual Education Programs: 10 Schools Serve as Models, by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. and Josie Danini Cortez, M.A.

Texas Study Profiles Successful Bilingual Education Programs, by Oscar M. Cárdenas

School Accountability Ratings Questioned

August 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…School Resources


“Successful Bilingual Education Programs: Criteria for Exemplary Practices in Bilingual Education,” by M. Robledo Montecel and J.D. Cortez

Transforming Teachers with FLAIR, by Juanita C. Garcia, MA

Teacher Shortages – Implications for Reform and Achievement for All Students, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

June- July 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Changing Student Population


Transformative Leadership in Latino Communities: A Critical Element in Successful and Sustainable Educational Change, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Education, by José L. Rodríguez

The Best for Our Children, by Pam McCollum, Ph.D.

Dr. José Cárdenas Receives Prestigious Child Advocate Award from the Texas Federation of Teachers

May 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Technology


Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Addressing the Digital Divide, by Linda Cantu, MA

The Diversity Bookmarks Collection: A Tool for Optimizing Teacher Usage of the Web,  by Laura Chris Green, Ph.D.

Enriching Your Classroom Through Equitable Technology Integration, by by Jack Dieckmann, MA and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

April 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Early Childhood Education


My Magnificent Twenty, by José A. Cárdenas, Ed.D.

Boosting Our Understanding of Bilingual Education: A Refresher on Philosophy and Models,  by Adela Solís, Ph.D.

‘Recess’ Provides Cognitive, Social and Psychomotor Opportunities for Growth, by Yojani Fatima Hernández

Brain Development and Mastery of Language in the Early Childhood Years, by Elaine Shiver, M.S.S.W.

March 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Access, Equity and Excellence


Transitions from Schools to College – Getting There from Here, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Community and Parent Involvement in Education, by Micaela Díaz-Sánchez

Coming of Age, by Bradley Scott, Ph.D.

February 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Accountability


Once Texas’ Lowest Ranking School, Fox Tech High School Wins the National Blue Ribbon, by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ph.D.

The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Opportunities to Learn, by Pam McCollum, Ph.D.

Use of Tests When Making High-Stakes Decisions for Students,  by Bradley Scott, MA


January 2001 IDRA Newsletter – Self Renewing Schools…Leadership


Challenges and Strategies for Principals of Low-Performing Schools, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program in Brazil: Valuing Youth Across Different Cultures, by Felix Montes, Ph.D.

ENLACE Enters Phase II to Promote Higher Education for Latino Youth

Who’s Accountable?, by R. McIntire and J.T. Fessenden