• IDRA Newsletter • April 2016 •

IDRA’s 2015 Annual Report, The Power of Possibility: How IDRA and Our Partners are Transforming Public Education highlights the ways in which 2015 was a pivotal year for children both in terms of progress and deepening disparities. It shows how IDRA and our partners are valuing children of all backgrounds by keeping a sharp focus on educational quality and equity. We are producing research and analyses that matter and putting in place effective programs, strategies, policies and solutions to secure public education that works for all children.

Our 2015 Annual Report is organized around IDRA’s empirically-based Quality Schools Action Framework, providing concrete examples of how IDRA’s work responds to the four guiding questions at the heart of the framework: What is needed? How do we make change happen? What fundamentals must be secured? Where do we focus change?

“It is our collaboration with schools, families, youth, community partners, and funders that make results like these possible,” said María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., IDRA President & CEO. “We are grateful to be able work together for the day that All Means All – and we can assure quality educational opportunity for every child.”

We are grateful to the funders who partnered with IDRA in 2015 to make this body of work possible and to family, community, school and students for their leadership and partnership with us. Thank you for your commitment to our young people. We look forward to achieve equal educational opportunity for every child through strong public schools that prepare all children to access and succeed in college.

The annual report is available for viewing online.

Comments and questions may be directed to IDRA at feedback@idra.org.

[©2016, IDRA. This article originally appeared in the April 2016 IDRA Newsletter by the Intercultural Development Research Association. Permission to reproduce this article is granted provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and proper credit is given to IDRA and the author.]