Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Tool for Building Quality Schools – Podcast Episode 81 | Classnotes Podcast 81

Classnotes Podcast (December 9, 2010) Across the country, people are looking for strategies to strengthen public education so that all students graduate ready for college and career. IDRA recently released a new book, Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework, that shows how communities and schools can work together to be successful. IDRA senior education associates, Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., and Bradley Scott, Ph.D., talk about the book and how it is being used in different settings. Aurelio and Bradley are interviewed by Christie Goodman, APR, IDRA communications manager.

Show length: 14:35.

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Show Notes

  • Bradley and Aurelio talk about why IDRA published Courage to Connect – A Quality Schools Action Framework.

  • Aurelio notes the years of "on-the-ground experience" that have gone into building the framework.

  • Aurelio discusses examples in the book of families working in true partnerships with their schools.

  • Bradley explains how he's used the “actionable knowledge” of the framework in presentations and discussions with administrators about school equity and building quality schools, including the need to meet the federal government's "compelling interest in diversity."

  • Christie and Aurelio talk about the IDRA OurSchool data Portal for Texas and how communities and school districts are making good use of the data.