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IDRA Newsletter 2011

The Family, School and Community Partnership Equation- Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program

Jul 07, 2011

• by Frances M. Guzmán, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2011 • Everyone who insists on students’ academic success fully … read more

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Young Tutors Win National Essay Contest

Jul 05, 2011

• IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2011 • “I don’t want to go back to the way things were before. I only … read more

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Defining a Schoolwide College Readiness Culture- An Interview with Roland Toscano, M.S., Principal at East Central High School in San Antonio

May 09, 2011

• IDRA Newsletter • May 2011 • Editor’s Note: In this “Courageous Connections” feature, IDRA senior education associate, Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., … read more

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Ready or Not, Here They Come – Preparing for the Class of 2018

May 09, 2011

• by Laurie Posner, M.P.A. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2011 • Today’s fifth graders are on a path to graduate from … read more

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Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Alumni Share their Stories

May 09, 2011

• by Linda Cantú, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2011 • IDRA’s Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program is an internationally-recognized, cross-age tutoring … read more

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When It Doesnt Add Up – Developing a New Formula for Math Education

Apr 01, 2011

• by Paula Martin Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2011 • Mathematics literacy is essential for any child to be … read more

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Using Semillitas de aprendizaje™ in the Early Childhood Classroom

Apr 01, 2011

• by Juanita C. García, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2011 • Teachers and parents have … read more

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Cultivating Learner Success

Apr 01, 2011

• by Veronica Betancourt, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2011• When dealing with curriculum, we often do just that – focus … read more

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Five Texas Regions Have Persistently High Student Attrition Rates- Racial-ethnic Gaps Have Increased in All Regions

Apr 01, 2011

• IDRA Newsletter • April 2011 • Three of 20 regions in Texas have higher high school attrition rates than they … read more

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Expanding School Governance through Participatory Community Engagement

Mar 14, 2011

• by Abelardo Villarreal , Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2011 • Schools belong to their … read more

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Connecting Every Student to a Meaningful Future

Mar 14, 2011

• IDRA Newsletter • March 2011 • An interview Dr. Daniel P. King, Superintendent of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District Editor’s … read more

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What a Principal Can Do to Create a College-Going Culture

Mar 14, 2011

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2011 • Usually, the more educated its people are, the more advanced … read more

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News from IDRA’s Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

Mar 14, 2011

• IDRA Newsletter • March 2011 • Tutor Receives Wingate Presidential Scholarship Kayla Rugg of Cumberland County Schools, North Carolina, has … read more

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School and Community Capacity Building for Collaboration

Feb 22, 2011

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2011 • “¿Oye, qué sacates?” “¿Y tú pasates?” [Psst, What d’ju … read more

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Framing the Context for Fruitful Cross Race Community- Dialogues to Strengthen Local Education

Feb 22, 2011

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2011 • Our public schools can only be vibrant and resilient … read more

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Sowing Seeds of Tolerance and Justice- A Mandate for Educational Equity and Excellence

Feb 22, 2011

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2011 • Editor’s Note: Like others, IDRA is deeply saddened by … read more

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Don’t Repeat Past Wrongs- Insufficient Attention and Lack of Investment in Education Helped Put Texas Where it Is

Feb 22, 2011

• A statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • February 2011 • Education is not a luxury that … read more

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School Principal Discusses the Dramatic Transformation – An Interview with Dr. Lucious Brown

Jan 25, 2011

 • IDRA Newsletter • January 2011 • Editor’s Note: Here, we present a new feature in the IDRA Newsletter, “Courageous Connections.” … read more

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More Texas Students Are Taking College Entrance and Readiness Exams – But Insufficient Investment Results in Continued Performance Gaps

Jan 25, 2011

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2011 • Advanced Placement Results The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently reported … read more

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Prospects for Texas School Finance Reforms in 2011

Jan 25, 2011

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2011 • IDRA has been involved in school finance reform in Texas … read more

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