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IDRA Newsletter 2006

Tools for Action – Community Engagement

Aug 04, 2006

Tools for Action Community Engagement Strong public schools build strong communities, and vice versa. Engaging with parents, schools and universities … read more

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Principal Shares Successes in Parent Involvement

Aug 04, 2006

• by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2006 •  Three years ago, I was fortunate to become … read more

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Casting the Net: Technology and Public Engagement in School Reform

Aug 04, 2006

• by Laurie Posner, MPA • IDRA Newsletter • August 2006 •  Public engagement in public institutions is central to a thriving … read more

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Perspectives on the Texas Legislature’s Latest School Funding Plan

Aug 04, 2006

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2006 •  In May, the Texas Legislature passed its long-awaited school funding … read more

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Taking Action on a Promise

Aug 03, 2006

• by Bradley Scott, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2006 •  As the nation challenges itself … read more

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Tools for Action – Governance Efficacy

Jun 23, 2006

Tools for Action Governance Efficacy The national context of governance efficacy for public schools can sometimes be unclear. In the … read more

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The Bilingual Education Collaborating Alliance – Lessons Learned from an Accelerated Teacher Preparation Program

Jun 23, 2006

• by Adela Solís, Ph.D., and Rosana Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2006 •  Excellence in teaching is … read more

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Facilitating a Vision for Technology Integration

Jun 23, 2006

• by Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2006 •  During the heady days of the dot com boom, … read more

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Assessing Policies for Success of Minority Children

Jun 23, 2006

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2006 •  At one time, only … read more

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Tools for Creating and Evaluating the Rigor and Quality of Alternative Route Certification Programs

May 05, 2006

•by Adela Solís, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2006 •  Teacher quantity and teacher quality are two related issues receiving much … read more

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A Call to All Texans – Increase School Holding Power: Inform, Connect, Act

May 05, 2006

• IDRA Newsletter • May 2006 •  Intercultural Development Research Association • April 11, 2006 Recently, national media – from … read more

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Quality Professional Development Creates “Classrooms of Excellence”

May 02, 2006

• by José L. Rodríguez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2006 •  Bad experiences often lead to low expectations. For … read more

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Teachers Leading Teachers

May 02, 2006

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2006 •  Students learning English in San Antonio secondary classrooms also … read more

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Re-Invigorating Math Curricula

Apr 06, 2006

• by Kathryn Brown • IDRA Newsletter • April 2006 •  Curriculum quality is a key element of IDRA’s Quality Schools … read more

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IDRA’s Transitions Project – Promoting Excellence in Teaching through a Highly Qualified Teaching Force

Apr 06, 2006

• by Linda Cantú, Ph.D., and Adela Solís, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2006 •  An important goal of school districts … read more

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Tools for Action – Quality Curriculum for Student Success

Apr 06, 2006

Tools for Action Quality Curriculum for Student Success A school’s curriculum is its public statement regarding what students who attend … read more

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Tools for Action – Engaging Students for Success

Apr 06, 2006

Tools for Action Engaging Students for Success Studies have shown that greater student engagement increases academic achievement and encourages students’ … read more

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Texas Supreme Court Misses the Point – Texas Must Provide Equity and Excellence for All Students

Apr 06, 2006

• by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2006 •  On November 22, 2005, the Texas Supreme Court … read more

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Tools for Action – Equity Means Opportunity for All Children

Apr 06, 2006

Tools for Action Equity Means Opportunity for All Children November 22, 2005, was not the best day for the children … read more

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A Historical Perspective on Texas School Finance

Apr 06, 2006

The following is excerpted from the 1997 book Texas School Finance Reform: An IDRA Perspective by Dr. José Angel Cárdenas, … read more

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