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IDRA Newsletter 2003

Texas’ Third Grade TAKS Assessment- Is “Better Than Expected” Good Enough?

May 03, 2003

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2003 The Texas Education Agency recently released results from the March 2003 administration … read more

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Promoting Student Leadership on Campus- Creating a Culture of Engagement

May 02, 2003

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2003 Student leadership is an integral part of … read more

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Learning Angles with English Language Learners

May 01, 2003

• by Jack Dieckmann, M.A.  • IDRA Newsletter • May 2003 With a dramatically growing number of English language learners in the United … read more

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Expanding Children’s Access to Science

Apr 04, 2003

• by Bradley Scott, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2003 It is science time in Mrs. Miller’s pre-school classroom. Everywhere there is … read more

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Prepared Teachers Needed- Permits and Alternative Certification Make Matters Worse

Apr 02, 2003

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.  • IDRA Newsletter • April 2003 Every school teacher should be well prepared and qualified to work in … read more

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Quality Teaching A School Reform Dilemma

Apr 01, 2003

• by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.  • IDRA Newsletter • April 2003 Each year for about nine months, teachers spend a large part … read more

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Some Have Been Singing

Mar 06, 2003

• by Bradley Scott, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2003 Music is a passion of many people, and the effects of … read more

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What is the importance of reading and writing in the math curriculum?

Mar 06, 2003

• IDRA Newsletter • March 2003 Research and Best Practice Reading, writing, and mathematics are, or should be, inseparable. Hands-on mathematics … read more

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Affirmative Action: A Vision of Inclusion

Mar 02, 2003

• IDRA Newsletter • March 2003 For more than 150 years, many children in this country have been victims of inequality … read more

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Learning Angles with English Language Learners: The Discipline of Noticing

Mar 01, 2003

• by Jack Dieckmann, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2003 This is the second in a three-part series on the role … read more

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Public Education Reform Priorities in Texas: IDRA Perspectives

Mar 01, 2003

• by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2003 As Texas prepares for the … read more

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The Home as a Significant Source for Developing Language and Study Skills: Fifteen Tips for Families

Feb 03, 2003

• by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2003 IDRA believes that the education business … read more

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Reading Right Reading Well

Feb 02, 2003

• by Bradley Scott, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2003 Little Olivia approached an educator one day in the neighborhood after … read more

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Literature in Early Childhood

Feb 01, 2003

• by José L. Rodríguez • IDRA Newsletter • February 2003 When an infant shows excitement over pictures in a storybook, when … read more

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The Emerging Majority- The Growth of the Latino Population and Latino Student Enrollments

Jan 01, 2003

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.,  • IDRA Newsletter • January 2003 As the 1950s baby boomers age, their children’s children are entering their … read more

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Schools Continue to Lose Students- Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2002-03

Nov 30, 1999

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2003 Thirty-eight percent of the freshman class of 1999-00 left school … read more

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Successful Bilingual Education Programs

Nov 30, 1999

María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Josie Danini Cortez, M.A. Twenty-five characteristics contribute to the high academic performance of students … read more

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