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IDRA Newsletter 2010

IDRA Newsletter 2010 Index

Dec 29, 2010

November-December 2010 IDRA Newsletter – Student Success See PDF of this issue Articles Building Teaching Quality from the Start New Skills … read more

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New Bilingual Classroom Materials – IDRA Releases Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ Big Books

Dec 15, 2010

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2010 • IDRA has published the first component of its Semillitas de aprendizaje bilingual early … read more

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Building Teaching Quality from the Start – New Skills for New Teachers

Dec 14, 2010

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Linda Cantu, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2010 • As described … read more

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Accountability that Doesn’t Hurt Students

Dec 14, 2010

Albert Cortez , Ph.D. A word search in the Microsoft Word thesaurus on the term accountability yields three terms: answerability, … read more

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Incorporating Intangible Cultural Heritage into Curriculum

Dec 14, 2010

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Juanita C. García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2010 • The … read more

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Accountability that Doesn’t Hurt Students

Nov 29, 2010

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2010 • A word search in the Microsoft … read more

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More than 3 Million Students Have Been Lost from Texas High Schools Since 1986

Oct 18, 2010

 • by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2010 •  For the first time in the 25-year history of … read more

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A Policy Shift – From Preventing Dropouts to Graduation for All

Oct 18, 2010

 • by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2010 •  Over the last few decades, the United States has slipped … read more

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K-12 and Higher Education Partnerships for English Language Learners in Science – A Look at the Stellar II Effort

Oct 18, 2010

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2010 •  Ensuring equity and excellence for … read more

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Kwame’ Weatherall – Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay

Oct 18, 2010

• by Kwame’ Weatherall and Phylicia Molette • IDRA Newsletter • October 2010 •  Editor’s Note: IDRA sponsored a national … read more

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¡YA! Es Tiempo – The Courage to Connect

Sep 20, 2010

• by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2010 •  Editor’s Note: IDRA gathered more than 140 parents, … read more

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Making Change Casting Off “Yesterday’s Logic” to Transform Schooling

Sep 17, 2010

• by Laurie Posner, M.P.A. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2010 •  While it is no longer so much in fashion to … read more

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The ARISE South Tower PTA Comunitario An Example of Community-Based School Engagement

Sep 17, 2010

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2010 •  “Schools that work for all children” – IDRA has … read more

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IDRA Launches “OurSchool” Website to Help Schools and Communities in Texas Improve their School

Sep 17, 2010

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2010 •  Community, family and school leaders need high quality, accessible data to assess how … read more

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Partners and Catalysts – How Communities Are Putting Data to Work to Improve Education

Aug 18, 2010

• by Laurie Posner, M.P.A. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2010 •  Joe Medrano and Lourdes Flores are not teachers or school … read more

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A Quality Schools Action Framework – New IDRA Book Frames School Change for Student Success

Aug 18, 2010

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2010 • IDRA has released a new book, Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action … read more

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Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – School Opening Alert

Aug 18, 2010

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2010 • In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe [457 U.S. … read more

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How Are the Children?

Aug 18, 2010

• by Mike Seifert • IDRA Newsletter • August 2010 • Editor’s Note: Mike Seifert is the Network Weaver/Coordinator for the 10 … read more

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YA Es Tiempo Event Highlights – Securing Educational Excellence and Equity for All Students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas

Aug 18, 2010

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2010 • On July 13, 2010, IDRA held an event in the Rio Grande Valley that … read more

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Tyranny of Old Ideas About School Board Responsibilities

Jun 11, 2010

• by Abelardo Villarreal,Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2010 •  Many of our educational systems … read more

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