November-December 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Student Success
Building Teaching Quality from the Start New Skills for New Teachers, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Linda Cantu, Ph.D.
Accountability that Doesn’t Hurt Students, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
Incorporating Intangible Cultural Heritage into Curriculum, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Juanita C. García, Ph.D.
October 2010 IDRA Newsletter – School Holding Power
More than 3 Million Students Have Been Lost from Texas High Schools Since 1986, by Roy L. Johnson, M.S
A Policy Shift – From Preventing Dropouts to Graduation for All, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
K-12 and Higher Education Partnerships for English Language Learners in Science A Look at Stellar II, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.
Kwame’ Weatherall – Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay, by Kwame’ Weatherall and Phylicia Molette
September 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Change Strategies
¡YA! Es Tiempo – The Courage to Connect, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
Making Change Casting Off “Yesterday’s Logic” to Transform Schooling, by Laurie Posner, M.P.A.
The ARISE South Tower PTA Comunitario An Example of Community-Based School Engagement, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
August 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Actionable Knowledge
Partners and Catalysts How Communities Are Putting Data to Work to Improve Education, by Laurie Posner, M.P.A.
How Are the Children?, by Mike Seifert
June-July 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Governance Efficacy
Tyranny of Old Ideas About School Board Responsibilities, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D.
A Guide for School Board Members to Assess District Effectiveness, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D.
All Students Deserve a Chance – Don’t Take it Away, by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D.
At a Time When We Most Need Strength, Texas Education is At-Risk of Being Weakened, by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President & CEO
May 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Fair Funding
Fair Funding of Texas Schools is Even More Critical in Tough Economic Times, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
ELL Ruling Reversed, but Texas Need Not Wait to Take Action, by Laurie Posner, M.P.A.
Wendy Ramirez – Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay, by Wendy Ramirez
April 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Parent and Community Engagement
Principles of Family Leadership in Education – Putting Principles into Action, by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D.
ARISE South Tower PTA Comunitario – A New Model of Parent Engagement, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
Benefits of Parent and Community Engagement – A Community of Learners Approach, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D.
IDRA Rejects Appeals Court Conclusions about Texas’ Education of English Language Learner Students A Statement, by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO
March 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Student Engagement
Supporting the Dream of Going to College Through Powerful Student Engagement, by Hector Bojorquez
Achieving a World-Class Education Requires Commitment to Protecting Education as a Civil Right, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D
Mining Multiple Intelligences as a Way to Validate Student Strengths and Assets, by Juanita C. García, Ph.D..
February 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Teaching Quality
Ensuring Teaching Quality in a Civil Rights Context, by Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
An Unspoken Culture Clash – The Deeper Culprit of Teacher Beliefs, by Veronica Betancourt, M.A., and Kristin Grayson, M.Ed.
Texas Accountability – A Fast Track for Some; A Dead End for Others, by Josie Danini Cortez, M.A.
How One Group of Families Explored Clues about their Children’s Math Education, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
January 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Curriculum Quality
Suggestions for Conducting Effective Teaching Demonstrations in Classrooms with Diverse Learners, by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.
Differentiating Science Instruction using Language Proficiency Standards, by Veronica Betancourt, M.A., and Kristin Grayson, M.Ed.
Youth Matters, by Josie Danini Cortez, M.A.
Supreme Court Ruling in Horne vs. Flores is a Missed Opportunity Statement, by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO