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IDRA Newsletter 2013

IDRA Newsletter 2013 Index

Dec 31, 2013

November- December 2013 IDRA Newsletter – Governance Efficacy “Whether at the school board, school administrator or teacher level, effective governance requires developing … read more

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School Boards Come of Age with a 21st Century Vision

Dec 13, 2013

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2013 • The increasing diversity … read more

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The Challenge of Seeing Part II – Shaping the Sixth Generation of Civil Rights and Educational Equity

Dec 13, 2013

• by Bradley Scott, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2013 • In an article called, “The Challenge of Seeing” … read more

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Families – School Board Electors and Partners

Dec 13, 2013

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2013 • A few years ago, a group of … read more

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Texas Endorsement System Threatens to Track Poor and Minority Students – IDRA Calls on Texas State Board of Education to Ensure All Students Have Access to High Quality Curriculum

Dec 13, 2013

• IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2013 • Dr. Albert Cortez, IDRA Director of Policy, presented testimony recently to the … read more

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Building College Readiness for All Students

Oct 18, 2013

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2013 • How much longer can our country afford to be emaciated … read more

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Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2012-13 – High School Attrition Rates Continue Downward Trends

Oct 18, 2013

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2013 • Recent trends in attrition rates for Texas public high … read more

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The Impact of the Coca-Cola Valued Program on Students and Schools in the United States and Brazil

Oct 18, 2013

• by Felix Montes, Ph.D., and Linda Cantú, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2013 • In 2014, the Coca-Cola Valued Youth … read more

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Semillitas Project Supports Tribal Language Preservation

Sep 17, 2013

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., with Della Warrior, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2013 • Language is a primary way … read more

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The Value of Cooperative Learning in Science for English Language Learners

Sep 17, 2013

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., and Juanita C. García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2013 • Some teachers at one point … read more

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The Learner-Centered Approach – Leading with the iPad and Other Tablets

Sep 17, 2013

• by Veronica Betancourt, M.A., and Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2013 • As we finalize this three-part series … read more

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San Antonio Dropout Prevention Program Expands to Chicago, Detroit, L.A., New York City & Sacramento – IDRA’s Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Grows with New Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation

Sep 17, 2013

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2013 • Schools in five U.S. cities will benefit from IDRA’s highly-successful dropout prevention program, the … read more

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Family and Community-Led Education Reform

Aug 12, 2013

• by Josie Danini Cortez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2013 • Imagine a force of families, schools and community-based organizations … read more

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A Post Session Assessment of Texas Education Policy Changes Considered, Adopted and Rejected in 2013

Aug 12, 2013

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2013 • Following the close of the 2013 Texas legislative session in … read more

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Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

Aug 12, 2013

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2013 • School Opening Alert: See pdf flier (English-Spanish) This alert is a reminder that public … read more

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Affirming the Right to Inclusion and Success in Education

Aug 12, 2013

• Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • August 2013• Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President … read more

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Our Schools ~ The Power of Data and Grassroots Organizing

Jun 18, 2013

• by Laurie Posner, MPA • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2013 • Charting the Course When you walk into the … read more

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The Foundation for Using Technology for Learning in the Classroom is in Our Own Hands

Jun 18, 2013

• by Hector Bojorquez and Juanita C. García, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2013 • So you say you … read more

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Federal Grant to Help Expand Relationship Between Parent and Community Groups in the Rio Grande Valley

Jun 18, 2013

• IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2013 • The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) hosted an Investment in Education (i3) … read more

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Six Teens Win 2013 National Essay Contest Award

Jun 18, 2013

• IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2013 • Pre-kinder kids calling me ‘Ms. María’ isn’t something I thought I would … read more

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