November-December 2002 IDRA Newsletter – Community Engagement


Closing the Graduation Gap for Latino Students, Pam McCollum, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez

Improving Educational Impact through Community and Family Engagement, Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

October 2002 IDRA Newsletter – School Holding Power


Texas Schools Have Weak Holding Power: Texas Public School Attrition Study: 2001-02, Roy L. Johnson, M.S.

School Holding Power Goal Unachieved in Texas, Roy L. Johnson, M.S.

ACCESS – San Antonio A Community Collaborates for Student Success, Josie Danini Cortez, M.A., and Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Texas State Board of Education Approves Course Credit for Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

September 2002 IDRA Newsletter – Governance


Dropping Out of School in Arizona: IDRA Conducts New Study, Albert Cortez, Ph.D., Josie Danini Cortez, M.A., and María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.,

Texas Needs Diplomas, Not Delusions, María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

Educational Technology – An International Conversation, Felix Montes, Ph.D., and Linda Cantú, M.A

August 2002 IDRA Newsletter – School Resources


Excelling English Language Learners: An Innovative Professional Development Program, Jack Dieckmann, M.A.

Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills: The Next Stage in Texas’ Challenge to Meet High Standards, Adela Solís, Ph.D.

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

A Strategy of Support for Publicly-Funded Charter Schools, Bradley Scott, Ph.D.

Special Tribute to Albert H. Kauffman

The Dangerous Consequences of High-Stakes Testing, FairTest, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing

June – July 2002 IDRA Newsletter – Changing Student Populations


Holding the Line School: School Finance Reform in Texas, Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Texas Latino Education Coalition Meets with Texas Commissioner of Education

They Believed in Us: Student Reflection, Yanessa Romero

Supreme Court Ruling Bad for Neighborhood Public Schools, María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

May 2002 IDRA Newsletter – Technology


Teacher and Instructional Technology: Wise or Foolish Choices, Laura Chris Green, Ph.D.

Who’s Responsible, Who’s to Blame?, Bradley Scott, Ph.D.

Emerging Gender Issues in Education, Aurora Yáñez, M.A.

Connecting Curriculum and Technology, excerpted from International Society for Technology in Education

April 2002 IDRA Newsletter – Early Childhood Education


I Saw the Flame Student Reflection, Sofia Bahena

Arkansas Educators Explore Ways to Better Serve Their Growing Numbers of English Language Learners, José L. Rodríguez

TESOL Statement on Language and Literacy Development for Young English Language Learners, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

March 2002 IDRA Newsletter – Access, Equity and Excellence


Children-Based Reform: Can Standards Meet It, Micaela Díaz-Sanchez and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Mathematics Achievement for All? Yes!, Jack Dieckmann, M.A.

Recapitalizing America’s Strengths in Science and Education, the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century

Collaborating for Educational Reform, Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and Josie Danini Cortez, M.A.

February 2002 IDRA Newsletter – Accountability


Binational Collaboration Prepares New Teachers , Linda Cantú, M.A.

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

January 2002 IDRA Newsletter – Leadership


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

Engaged Accountability: Practices and Policies to Open Doors to Higher Education, Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

College Success, María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

TABE Awards Dr. María Robledo Montecel for Community Advocacy