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IDRA Newsletter 2009

IDRA Newsletter 2009 Index

Dec 31, 2009

November- December 2009 IDRA Newsletter – Student Success See PDF of the November- December 2009 issue Articles Defining Student Success … read more

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Letter from the President Student Success

Dec 15, 2009

Dear reader, We are surrounded by big myths about education. For example, there is the myth that equal opportunity currently … read more

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Defining Student Success in the Context of College Readiness

Dec 15, 2009

• By Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November- December 2009 There is little question that student success for the 21th … read more

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Zero Tolerance ≠ College Prep: Zero Tolerance + Instructional Quality < College Prep Equity + Instructional Quality + Student Achievement ≥ College Prep

Dec 15, 2009

• By Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November- December 2009 During a tutoring session with my grandson working on his algebra … read more

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In Memoriam Judge Justice

Dec 15, 2009

In Memoriam – Judge William Wayne JusticeJustice… for All As the year comes to a close, we at IDRA reflect … read more

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Mentoring New Teachers for First-Day, First-Year Success

Dec 15, 2009

• Adela Solís, Ph.D.  • IDRA Newsletter • November- December 2009 • A word commonly associated with the beginning teacher is struggle. … read more

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Five Supporting Reasons for the Success of the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program in Dropout Prevention

Dec 15, 2009

• By Felix Montes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November- December 2009 The Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program has achieved its 25th anniversary this … read more

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Student Voices November December

Dec 14, 2009

Student Voices "Ever since I have been in the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program, I have gotten all A’s in school. … read more

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Letter from the President School Holding Power

Oct 23, 2009

Dear reader, This month IDRA releases its 24th annual comprehensive study of attrition rates in the state of Texas. The … read more

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School Holding Power- A Quality School Indicator

Oct 23, 2009

• By Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2009 Texas public high schools lose about one-third of their students before … read more

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Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2008-09- Overall Attrition Rate Declines, But Gaps Persist Among Racial and Ethnic Groups

Oct 21, 2009

• By Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2009 In its most recent annual attrition study that examines school holding … read more

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25 Years of Effective Dropout Prevention- Five Primary Reasons for the Success of the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

Oct 21, 2009

• By Felix Montes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2009 The Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program achieved its 25th anniversary this year. With … read more

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Student Voices: What Tutoring Means to Me

Oct 21, 2009

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2009 IDRA’s Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the United States as well … read more

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School Attrition Rates and Title I School Accountability to Families – Necessary Information

Oct 21, 2009

• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2009 IDRA published the first Texas public school attrition study for the … read more

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Texas Dropout Counts Using the National Center for Education Methods Decline from 2006-07 to 2007-08

Oct 21, 2009

• By Roy L. Johnson, M.S.  • IDRA Newsletter • October 2009 In July 2009, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its third … read more

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Letter from the President Change Strategies

Sep 22, 2009

Dear reader, There is no educational silver bullet. So often conversations about improving education tend toward naming “the” solution. Over … read more

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Holding On to the Goal of Quality Education for Every Child

Sep 22, 2009

• By María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2009 U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan calls education “the civil … read more

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Texas Policymakers Live Up to Their Own Low Expectations- A Post Legislative Session Assessment of Changes Proposed and Reforms Adopted in 2009

Sep 22, 2009

• By Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2009 Editor’s note: IDRA policy staff review and monitor policy alternatives that affect schools … read more

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Student Success through Capable Communities and Schools

Sep 22, 2009

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2009 The framework is in place: IDRA’s Quality Schools Action Framework is a comprehensive approach to … read more

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Student Voices September

Sep 22, 2009

 Student Voices “Stereotypes about students are never true…the question is: how can we make our schools better?” – Mississippi high … read more

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