November- December 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… Access and Success

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A Quality Schools Action Framework – Framing Systems Change for Student Success, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

Graduation Guaranteed ~ Graduacion Garantizada: Redefining the Goal, Reclaiming Schools, Reconnecting for Action, by M. Robledo Montecel

Texas Schools are Losing a Student Every Four Minutes, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

“InterAction” Needed from All Sectors to Support College Access and Success, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

Leadership for Transforming Schools – Sowing the Seeds of Change, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Anna Alicia Romero

October 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… School Holding Power

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Little Improvement in Texas School Holding Power – Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2004-05, by Roy L. Johnson, M.S.

“It Made Me Want to Do Better in School” – Former Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutor Shares His Experience, by Pablo López

The Promise and Perils of the Texas School Success Initiative – Critical School-Parent Action to Promote Student Success, by Adela Solís, Ph.D., and Anna Alicia Romero

Looking Back and Moving Forward – IDRA Equity Assistance Center Continues to Serve Five States, by Bradley Scott , Ph.D.

September 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… Math

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Simon Says – It’s Time for a New Game in Mathematics, by Jack Dieckmann, M.A.

Challenging the Math Box, by Bradley Scott, Ph.D.

Minority Women in Science: Forging the Way – Esther Nelson’s Story

Six Principles for School Mathematics, by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Review of Literature on Leadership – An Excerpt from the New IDRA Book, “The Ohtli Encuentro – Women of Color Share Pathways to Leadership” – Part II, by Pam McCollum, Ph.D.

School Reform Isn’t Acceptable if It Isn’t Equitable, by  María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

August 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… Public Policy

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79th Texas Legislative Session – The Good, the Bad, and the Inept, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and Anna Alicia Romero

IDRA Math Institutes – Making Mathematics Accessible to All Students and Closing the Achievement Gap, by Kathy Brown

Texas Latino Education Coalition Unveils Six Steps to Real Education Reform

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

June- July 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… Leadership and Accountability

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Seven Principles for Effective Professional Development for Diverse Schools, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

Beyond the Surface – The Costs of High-Stakes Testing, by Amanda Walker Johnson, Ph.D.

Review of Literature on Leadership – An Excerpt from the New Book, ‘The Ohtli Encuentro – Women of Color Share Pathways to Leadership’, by Pam McCollum, Ph.D.

Vouchers: Unwise, Unworkable and Unfair

May 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… Quality Teaching

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Access to Quality Teaching – Number and Distribution of Emergency Permit Assignments in Texas Public Schools, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.

Rethinking Professional Development as a Tool to Stimulate Teachers’ Decision Making Authority, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

Effective Bilingual Teacher Preparation – An Action Agenda, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

Texas Latino Education Coalition

April 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… Reading and Literacy

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The New State of Illiteracy in San Antonio and in the Nation, by Felix Montes, Ph.D., and Roy L. Johnson, M.S.

Pathways of Leadership for Women of Color, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Pam McCollum, Ph.D.

Parents As First Teachers – Creating an Enriched Home Learning Environment, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

March 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… Early Childhood Education

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Reading Early for Academic Development – Creating Classrooms of Excellence, by José L. Rodríguez, M.A.

Success in Literacy isn’t a Lie, It Simply isn’t the Whole Truth, by  Bradley Scott, Ph.D.

Creating Centers of Learning at Home and School for Early Learners, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

For Things to Change, We Must ‘Interact’ – Improving Access and Success of Latinos in Higher Education, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

Policy Solutions for a Better Latino Access and Success in Higher Education

February 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… Fair Funding for the Common Good

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Round Six and Holding – The State District Court Ruling in West Orange-Cove vs. Neeley, by Albert Cortez, Ph. D.

Fifty Most Memorable Quotes in School Finance, The, by José A. Cárdenas, Ph.D

Educating English Language Learners in Texas Public Schools – Unified Position Statement on Bilingual/ESL Education, by the Texas Coalition for Bilingual Education

January 2005 IDRA Newsletter – Self-Renewing Schools… No Child Left Behind

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Teachers Pressing for Quality Teaching – Lessons from Content Teachers of English Language Learners, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.

Communities Can Influence the Impact of NCLB, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.

The Two Faces of NCLB, by Kathryn Brown

Retentions in Grade – Continuing Dysfunctional Educational Responses in Texas, Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and Josie D. Cortez, M.A.

Texans Testify on NCLB’s Impact on Children