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IDRA Newsletter 2007

IDRA Newsletter 2007 Index

Dec 31, 2007

November- December 2007 IDRA Newsletter – Enlightened Public Policy  See PDF of the November- December 2007 issue Articles Uncompromising Expectations … read more

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New Online Tool Gives Actionable Data for School-Community Teams to Improve Texas Schools- IDRA Launches Web Portal to Support Efforts to Strengthen School Holding Power

Dec 13, 2007

 • IDRA Newsletter • November- December 2007 San Antonio (October 30, 2007) – A new online portal helps community and school partners … read more

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IDRA Principles

Dec 12, 2007

IDRA Principles Uncompromising Expectations for Graduating All Students Every year, we are losing more than 1.2 million young people from … read more

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Tools for Action Englightened Public Policy

Dec 12, 2007

Tools for ActionEnlightened Public Policy Enlightened public policy provides both the appropriate standards and the resources schools need to serve … read more

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Getting 30 Warm Bodies to the Meeting?- Parent Engagement is More than This!

Dec 12, 2007

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November- December 2007 As a presenter was preparing his presentation on meaningful parent engagement … read more

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Educating America’s Immigrant Children- Policies, Challenges and Answers

Dec 12, 2007

• By Josie Danini Cortez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • November- December 2007 The Challenge This country’s challenge is not, as some believe, that … read more

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Uncompromising Expectations for Graduating All Students- IDRA Principles Regarding Graduation and Accountability

Nov 29, 2007

• By Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November- December 2007 The U.S. Congress is currently in the midst of deliberations about re-authorization … read more

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Tools for Action Lever of Change

Oct 03, 2007

Tools for ActionLever of Change – Actionable Knowledge IDRA’s Quality Schools Action Framework, developed by executive director Dr. María "Cuca" … read more

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Parents Choosing Success for Their Children- Making Sure Title I Resources Improve the Education of All Children

Oct 03, 2007

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2007 A number of schools have sent a report to families stating, “We … read more

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Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate- Texas Ranks 32nd in On-time Graduation in 2004-05

Oct 03, 2007

• By Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2007 In 2004-05, Texas ranked 35th out of 50 states and the District … read more

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Texas Education Agency Reported Dropout Count Swells

Oct 03, 2007

• By Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2007 The number of school dropouts reported by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) … read more

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Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors- Their Stories

Oct 02, 2007

• By Roy L. Johnson, M.S., and Linda Cantú, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2007 In 1984, IDRA designed and implemented the Coca-Cola … read more

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Texas Public School Attrition Study 2006 07- Texas School Holding Power Worse than Two Decades Ago

Oct 02, 2007

• By Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2007 There has been little change in the performance of Texas public high … read more

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Tools for Action Accountable Leadership

Sep 05, 2007

Tools for Action Accountable Leadership is Critical Building school success for students requires accountable leadership at all levels, including policymakers, … read more

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NCLB Parent Involvement Requirements- The Belief and Principles that Breathe Life into the Spirit of the Law

Sep 04, 2007

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2007 At the annual conference of Parent Information and Resource Center directors, one … read more

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IDRAs Family Leadership Principles

Sep 04, 2007

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2007 When Dr. José A. Cárdenas founded IDRA in the spring of 1973, … read more

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Defying Conventions for Policies and Programs Intending to Strengthen School Dropout Prevention

Sep 04, 2007

• By Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2007 Some call it an epidemic, others an educational … read more

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Valuing Youth with Disabilities- Educational Outcomes and the Art of Culture

Sep 04, 2007

• By Laurie Posner, MPA • IDRA Newsletter • September 2007 Disability Rights – Coming of Age The 1980s and early 1990s could arguably … read more

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Telling the Truth- Framing It as We See It or Being Framed

Aug 31, 2007

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2007 In workshop sessions on family leadership in education, an IDRA trainer … read more

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Engaging Schools, Parents, Students and Communities- IDRA’s FLEChAS Project

Aug 31, 2007

• By Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Frances M. Guzmán, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2007 Research has documented parent involvement as … read more

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