November-December 2012 IDRA Newsletter – Actionable Knowledge
What Parents Want to Know about the New Texas Graduation Guidelines, by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D.
Establishing Home-School Partnerships for Success in Science, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Veronica Betancourt, M.A.
Professional Development in the 21st Century – Teacher Reflection and Action, by Juanita C. García, Ph.D.
October 2012 IDRA Newsletter – School Holding Power
Building Strong School Systems that Hold on to All Students, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D.
An “Until Next Time” from San Antonio – On the Occasion of Celebrating 13 Years of the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program in Brazil by, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
13 Years of the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program in Brazil – What Have We learned?, by Felix Montes, Ph.D.
September 2012 IDRA Newsletter – Change Strategies
The Challenge of Seeing – Shaping the Sixth Generation of Civil Rights and Educational Equity, by Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
Science Classroom Strategies for English Learners – Learning with the iPad and Other Tablets, by Veronica Betancourt, M.A., and Paula Johnson, M.A.
Can’t Wait to Celebrate 100% Graduation in Texas – Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO, on TEA’s Latest Dropout Study, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
August 2012 IDRA Newsletter – Student Engagement
Visual Interpretation in Science – Strategies for English Language Learners, by Paula Johnson, M.A. and Veronica Betancourt, M.A.
Serving Low-Income Students – Applying Research and IDRA’s Quality Schools Action Framework™, by Kristin E. Grayson, M.Ed.
Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program High School Winning Essay, by Lanala Hayes
June-July 2012 IDRA Newsletter – Governance Efficacy
Student Voice – A Key Element in Effective School Governance and Accountability, by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., & Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.
Communities, School Boards and Education Policy, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
A Pocket of Excellence in a Sea of Diversity – Magnet School Success, by Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
May 2012 IDRA Newsletter – College Access and Success
Higher Education Success – Key System Strategies, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
College Access and Graduation, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
Describing the First-Year Experience for First-Time-in-College Students at a Major Community College, by Josie Danini Cortez, M.A., and Albert Cortez , Ph.D.
April 2012 IDRA Newsletter – Curriculum Quality
Stellar Science Strategy – #1 Building on English Learners Proficiency for Effective Science Instruction, by Kristin Grayson, M.Ed.
Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Programs, by Kristin Grayson, M.Ed.
St. Mary’s School of Law Honors IDRA Founder, by Dr. José A. Cárdenas
March 2012 IDRA Newsletter – Parent and Community Engagement
Hosting Superintendents, Quizzing Candidates and Marking Maps – A Fully Engaged PTA Comunitario, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
Youth Take on Budget Cuts – “We Want Fully Funded Schools”, by Hector Bojorquez and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
Canton, Mississippi Youth… On Opening Pathways to College, by Laurie Posner, MPA
February 2012 IDRA Newsletter – Teaching Quality
The Need for Minority High Schools with a STEM Focus, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D.
Diversifying the STEM Pool – Revisiting the Recruitment of Underrepresented Students in STEM Careers, by Paula Martin Johnson, M.A.
Professional Development in the 21st Century – Nine Structures for Coaching and Mentoring, by Juanita C. García, Ph.D.
Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program – Middle School Winning Essay, by Isaac Mata
January 2012 IDRA Newsletter – Fair Funding
Fair Funding is Essential to Having Excellent Schools for All Texas Students, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
Fair Funding Now! Building Grassroots Leadership for Funding Equity, by Laurie Posner, M.P.A.
Groups Challenge Texas System for Funding Public Schools… Again, by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
Courageous Connections Interview: Engaging Parents through Powerful Coalition Building to Support Education, by José Medrano, of the START Center in South Texas