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IDRA Newsletter 2010

A Guide for School Board Members to Assess District Effectiveness

Jun 11, 2010

• by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2010 •  Access, excellence and equity … read more

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All Students Deserve a Chance – Don’t Take it Away

Jun 11, 2010

• by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2010 •  High school graduates need the same … read more

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At a Time When We Most Need Strength, Texas Education is At-Risk of Being Weakened

Jun 11, 2010

• by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2010 •  Editor’s note: The original statement released … read more

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Fair Funding of Texas Schools is Even More Critical in Tough Economic Times

May 07, 2010

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2010 • School funding equity is a challenging objective in the best of … read more

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Implications of Inequitable Funding on the Quality of Education at the Campus Level

May 06, 2010

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2010 • The quality of education in the public school system has been … read more

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ELL Ruling Reversed, but Texas Need Not Wait to Take Action

May 05, 2010

• by Laurie Posner, M.P.A. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2010 •  In what would become one of the last major rulings in … read more

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Wendy Ramirez – Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay

May 05, 2010

• by Wendy Ramirez • IDRA Newsletter • May 2010 •  Editor’s Note: IDRA sponsored a national essay competition among participants in … read more

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Family Leadership in Education – Putting Principles into Action

Apr 12, 2010

• by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2010 •  Since 1986, Texas schools have lost more than 2.9 … read more

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ARISE South Tower PTA Comunitario – A New Model of Parent Engagement

Apr 12, 2010

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2010 •  First Anniversary In the heart of a south Texas colonia, a … read more

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Benefits of Parent and Community Engagement – A Community of Learners Approach

Apr 12, 2010

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2010 •  When we as educators recognize that benefits can be accrued … read more

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IDRA Rejects Appeals Court Conclusions and Texas’ Education of English Language Learner Students

Apr 12, 2010

• by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • April 2010 •  IDRA Rejects Appeals Court Conclusions and Texas’ Education of … read more

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Supporting the Dream of Going to College Through Powerful Student Engagement

Mar 24, 2010

• by Héctor Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • March 2010 • IDRA has been working with youth in San Antonio’s Edgewood neighborhood through … read more

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Achieving a World-Class Education Requires Commitment to Protecting Education as a Civil Right

Mar 24, 2010

• by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2010 • In a recent speech, President Barak Obama reminded us that … read more

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Mining Multiple Intelligences as a Way to Validate Student Strengths and Assets

Mar 24, 2010

• by Juanita C. García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2010 •  Ask a class of fifth grade students if they think … read more

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Six Students Win Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program National Essay Contest

Mar 24, 2010

“Thanks to those young children, I am a much better person than ever. It makes me feel as though anything … read more

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Six Students Win 2010 National Essay Contest Award

Mar 23, 2010

• IDRA Newsletter • March 2010 •  “Thanks to those young children, I am a much better person than ever. It … read more

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Ensuring Teaching Quality in a Civil Rights Context

Feb 04, 2010

• by Bradley Scott, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2010 •  Directors of the nation’s 10 equity assistance centers recently had an … read more

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An Unspoken Culture Clash – The Deeper Culprit of Teacher Beliefs

Feb 04, 2010

• by Veronica Betancourt, M.A., and Kristin Grayson, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2010 • Research shows that students develop a greater … read more

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Texas Accountability – A Fast Track for Some; A Dead End for Others

Feb 04, 2010

• by Josie Danini Cortez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2010 • “I can tell you right now who’s going to drop … read more

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How One Group of Families Explored Clues

Feb 04, 2010

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed • IDRA Newsletter • February 2010 • When parents in one school district received a letter from the … read more

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