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IDRA Newsletter 1999

Published 10 times a year, the IDRA Newsletter provides resources and insight for strengthening and transforming public education to serve students from communities that have historically been underserved like Black and Latino students and students from families with limited means. We publish our newsletter in print and online with highlights in our eNews.

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Below are articles published in 1999. To find a particular article or subject this year, see below or use the search bar above, which covers all years.

Litigation on Vouchers

Jun 08, 1999

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June- July 1999 Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “Students for Sale … read more

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Project FLAIR: Working Together for a Better Learning Environment

Jun 07, 1999

• by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D., Hilaria Bauer, M.A., and Juanita C. García, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • June- July 1999 IDRA’s … read more

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Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program: Preparing Leaders for the New Millennium

Jun 03, 1999

• by Oanh H. Maroney, M.A. • June- July 1999 As the turn of the century rapidly approaches, there is much concern … read more

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Two-way Bilingual Programs: The Demand for a Multilingual Workforce

May 12, 1999

• by Anna Alicia Romero • IDRA Newsletter • May 1999 Our world is becoming a single global community, a community where technology, … read more

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Characteristics of a School that Is Safe and Responsive to All Children

May 10, 1999

• by K. Dwyer, D. Osther and C. Warger  • IDRA Newsletter • May 1999 Editor’s Note: Research-based practices can help school communities … read more

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Legislature Grapples with Reform Issues: A Texas Policy Update

May 10, 1999

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 1999 As the Texas legislature heads into the last days of its 120 … read more

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Students for Sale – The Use of Public Money for Private Schooling (An Excerpt)

May 08, 1999

• IDRA Newsletter • May 1999 So much of what happens in our neighborhoods revolves around the local public school. It … read more

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Origins of Public Education and the Voucher Debate

May 08, 1999

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 1999 Public education in the United States evolved differently than public school systems … read more

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Parents Organizing Bilingual Education Advocates: Parent Institutes as a Strategy

May 04, 1999

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • May 1999 A new national network of parents was formed at the National … read more

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The Anti-Social Promotion Bandwagon: Riding Down the Campaign Trail

Apr 06, 1999

• by Pam McCollum, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 1999 Politicians nationwide are jumping on the “end social promotion” bandwagon to emphasize … read more

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What Really Matters in American Education

Apr 05, 1999

• by Richard Riley, secretary of education • IDRA Newsletter • April 1999 If you gave the American people a choice today between … read more

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Read It Again! How to Select Quality Literature for Young Children

Apr 02, 1999

• by Hilaria Bauer, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • April 1999 Throughout my years as a teacher and children’s literature fan and … read more

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Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program: The Value of Video Conferencing

Apr 01, 1999

• by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 1999 For a second time, the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) … read more

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How to Tell if Your School is Confronting Sex Discrimination

Mar 30, 1999

• IDRA Newsletter • March 1999 [Editor’s note: The following is a reprint from “Action for Better Schools,” the newsletter of … read more

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Challenges as We Enter a New Century

Mar 12, 1999

• IDRA Newsletter • March 1999 As public education was first conceived and began to take shape in our country, it … read more

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For Our Children: Preserving Our Neighborhood Public Schools

Mar 10, 1999

• IDRA Newsletter • March 1999 (March 8, 1999 – San Antonio) More than 250 people rallied in support of neighborhood … read more

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Free School Improvement Training and Technical Assistance

Mar 05, 1999

• IDRA Newsletter • March 1999 In this era of school reform and academic excellence for all students regardless of race, … read more

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Sexual Harassment: What Parents and Students Should Know

Mar 03, 1999

• by María Aurora Yáñez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • March 1999 Sexual harassment has long become a topic of concern for school … read more

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Math and Science Education: A Practical Equity Guide

Mar 01, 1999

• by Keiko Suda, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • March 1999 The Goals 2000: Educate America Act established eight National Education Goals, including: … read more

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Challenges as We Enter a New Century: Teacher Renewal

Feb 10, 1999

• IDRA Newsletter • February 1999 During the past 25 years, IDRA has worked with and trained more than 75,000 teachers. … read more

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