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IDRA Newsletter 2008

IDRA Newsletter 2008 Index

Dec 19, 2008

November-December 2008 IDRA Newsletter – Enlightened Public Policy See PDF of this issue Articles Texas Education Policy Related Prospects for … read more

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Tools for Action Enlightened Public Policy

Dec 09, 2008

Tools for ActionEnlightened Public Policy IDRA emerged in 1973 as the only entity in the state dedicated exclusively to the … read more

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Creating Culturally Responsive Parent Engagement – Principal Shares Strategies for Success

Dec 08, 2008

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December … read more

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The Power of Listening to Young Voices

Dec 08, 2008

• by Josie Danini Cortez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2008 •  Last year, the National Economic and Social … read more

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Presenting IDRA’s Framework for Effective Instruction of Secondary English Language Learners

Dec 08, 2008

• by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2008 •  In July 2008, Judge William Wayne … read more

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Bilingual Education in Texas – Where It is Now, and What is Still Needed

Dec 03, 2008

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2008 •  Background – Programs … read more

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Texas Education Policy Prospects for 2009

Dec 02, 2008

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2008 •  In 2009, the Texas legislature will find itself … read more

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Accountability School Holding Power Attrition

Oct 16, 2008

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2008 • A high priority for the Parent Information … read more

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Dropout Counts Reported by the Texas Education Agency Continue to Swell

Oct 16, 2008

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2008 •  In August 2008, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released … read more

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Tools For Action Engaging Students for Success

Oct 16, 2008

Tools For ActionEngaging Students for Success Engaged students perform better academically. And the role of fostering student engagement is critical … read more

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Hold On Changing Course to Raise Graduation Rates

Oct 16, 2008

• by Laurie Posner, M.P.A. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2008 •  Against a backdrop of rising 21st Century consequences for students … read more

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Texas Public School Attrition Study 2007-08 – At Current Pace, Schools Will Lose Many More Generations

Oct 15, 2008

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2008 • The ability of Texas public high schools … read more

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How are the Students Doing? More than Test Scores! Title I Accountability and Attrition Studies

Sep 18, 2008

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2008 •  IDRA published the first Texas public school attrition study … read more

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Tools for Action Curriculum Quality

Sep 17, 2008

Tools for ActionCurriculum Quality and Access for Success A school’s curriculum outlines what students who attend the school will learn. … read more

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From the Cradle to College

Sep 17, 2008

• by Leticia Rodríguez, Ed.M. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2008 •  In a recent story about an incoming Harvard freshman, one … read more

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Quality Curriculum and School Systems – Widening the Lens of Student Engagement

Sep 17, 2008

• by Kristin Grayson, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2008 •  Student engagement that promotes access to curriculum is at the core … read more

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Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

Aug 07, 2008

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2008 •  The National Coalition of Advocates for Students (NCAS) launched its annual School Opening … read more

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Why IDRA Prints the School Opening Alert Every Year

Aug 07, 2008

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2008 •  Many educators are not aware that the education of undocumented students is guaranteed … read more

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Effective Parent Outreach

Aug 07, 2008

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2008 •  Effective outreach to families can happen in Title I and other schools. But, … read more

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