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IDRA Newsletter 2007

Texas Legislative Update 2007- Lackadaisical Performance for Education Leadership

Aug 02, 2007

• By Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and Anna Alicia Romero • IDRA Newsletter • August 2007 As the Texas legislature opened in January of … read more

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Immigrant Students Rights to Attend Public Schools

Aug 01, 2007

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2007 The National Coalition of Advocates for Students (NCAS) launched its annual School Opening Alert campaign … read more

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Tools for Action Engaging Community for Mutual Gain

Jul 31, 2007

Tools for Action Engaging Community for Mutual Gain Often, the voices of community members and parents are not heard when … read more

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Ten Percent Plan in Texas- IDRA Releases Policy Brief

Jun 08, 2007

• By María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and Josie D. Cortez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • June- July 2007 Too … read more

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Tools for Action Governance Efficacy

Jun 08, 2007

Tools for Action Governance Efficacy – Leading At All Levels Educational excellence and equity happens with great effort and collaboration. … read more

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Stop the Merry-go-Round, Children Might Fall Off!- Parents as Stewards of Governance for School Reform that Supports Educational Equity

Jun 08, 2007

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • June- July 2007 Families and community members can assure the effective governance of … read more

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Graduation for All Students- Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement Strategies and the Reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act

Jun 08, 2007

• By María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June- July 2007 Editor’s Note: On April 23, 2007, Dr. María Robledo … read more

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School Board Accountability for School Reform that Supports Educational Equity

Jun 08, 2007

• By Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June- July 2007 Thirty or more years of school reform efforts have yielded some … read more

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Expanding Blueprints for Action- Children’s Outcomes, Access, Treatment, Learning, Resources, Accountability

May 11, 2007

• By Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Bradley Scott, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2007 Previous IDRA Newsletter articles have described IDRA’s … read more

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Tools for Action Teaching Quality for Success

May 11, 2007

Tools for ActionTeaching Quality for Success Success in school means having quality teachers, teachers who know their subject, who know … read more

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It Takes Two to Techno- Integrating Technology with FLAIR

May 11, 2007

• By Juanita C. García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2007 The tango (the “techno” in this article’s title) is one of … read more

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Parents and Students Examine Math Curriculum and Instruction at their High School

May 10, 2007

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2007 A group of parents participating in a parent leadership series led … read more

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Breaking the Bonds of Boredom in Science and Math

May 09, 2007

• By Veronica Betancourt, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2007 With the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, a systematic … read more

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Releasing the Mathematician and Scientist within Students

Apr 29, 2007

• By Kathryn Brown and Veronica Betancourt, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2007 “You’re going to have fun today in class! You’re … read more

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A Tale of Two Centrals

Apr 29, 2007

• By Brandon Love • IDRA Newsletter • April 2007 Editor’s Note: Brandon Love is a student at Central High School in Little … read more

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Tools for Action- Curriculum Quality and Access

Apr 02, 2007

• IDRA Newsletter • April 2007 Effective schools depend on a high quality, enriched and accessible curriculum. In IDRA’s Quality Schools … read more

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Raising the Bar on Parent Engagement- Can Curriculum and Standards Meet It?

Apr 02, 2007

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed • IDRA Newsletter • April 2007 Imagine this dialogue: A teacher on a site-based decision-making committee speaking … read more

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Technology Integration in Everyday Instruction

Apr 02, 2007

• By Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • April 2007 Imagine a classroom where… A fourth grade student in San Antonio creates a … read more

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Tools for Action- Student Engagement Central to Success

Mar 06, 2007

• IDRA Newsletter • March 2007 Studies have shown that greater student engagement increases academic achievement and encourages students’ positive self-concept, … read more

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