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IDRA Newsletter 2014

National PTA Visits Comunitario PTAs in the Rio Grande Valley

Aug 14, 2014

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2014 • National PTA President, Otha Thornton, visited the lower Rio Grande Valley in May to … read more

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The Right to Inclusion and Success in Education is Reaffirmed

Aug 14, 2014

• by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • August 2014 • Statement by, IDRA President and CEO, on the Fifth Circuit … read more

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Advocacy Award

Aug 14, 2014

Dr. Robledo Montecel Receives San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Award In July at its business awards event, the … read more

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2014 Martha A. Hernández Scholarship Winner Announced

Aug 14, 2014

Ms. Lea Amber Borrego has been selected as this year’s Martha A. Hernández Scholarship recipient. During her life and in … read more

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June July 2014 Overview

Aug 14, 2014

The IDRA Newsletter is published 10 times a year. Each edition focuses on issues in education, striving to provide many … read more

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IDRA’s New CollegeLink App Connects Transition Counselors with New College Students as they Navigate Confusing College Systems

Jun 16, 2014

• by Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2014 • Consider this scenario: Mario Contreras, who is the first in his family … read more

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Armed with Data, PTA Comunitarios Work with Schools for College Preparation An IDRA OurSchool Portal Story

Jun 16, 2014

• by Hector Bojorquez and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2014 • IDRA’s OurSchool portal was designed to … read more

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Teacher Leadership in Science in Schools with Diverse Students

Jun 16, 2014

• by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2014 •  Student achievement in science in U.S. public schools is at the … read more

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Six Teens Win 2014 National Essay Contest Award

Jun 16, 2014

• by Nicholas Alderete • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2014 • “I never wanted to come to school, but those kids made … read more

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IDRA Research for Actionable Knowledge

Jun 16, 2014

Ever since its first days over 40 years ago, IDRA has been conducting research to provide data to school leaders, … read more

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May 2014 Overview

May 14, 2014

The IDRA Newsletter is published 10 times a year. Each edition focuses on issues in education, striving to provide many … read more

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April 2014 Overview

May 14, 2014

The IDRA Newsletter is published 10 times a year. Each edition focuses on issues in education, striving to provide many … read more

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Brown at Sixty – How Far Have We Come and How Far Must We Go to Fulfill the Promise of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

May 09, 2014

• by Bradley Scott, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2014 • As of May 17, it will be 60 years since … read more

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The Cognitive and Affective Dimensions of College Readiness

May 09, 2014

• by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2014 • Making college readiness a reality for … read more

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Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Celebrates 30 Years of Keeping Students in School

May 09, 2014

• by Linda Cantu, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2014 •  As IDRA’s Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program has been celebrating its 30th … read more

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HB5 Does Not Have to Block Students from College – San Antonio City Council Encourages College Preparation for All Students

May 09, 2014

• by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • May 2014 • IDRA commends the San Antonio City Council for its resolution … read more

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IDRA Research for College Access and Success

May 09, 2014

For decades, IDRA has researched the critical transition between high school and college access and success, particularly for minority and … read more

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Rio Grande Valley Community Commits to Ensuring High Academic Region for All Students

Apr 24, 2014

• by Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • April 2014 • Community members from the Rio Grande Valley gathered recently to discuss … read more

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Families and Curriculum – Supporting Preparation of Students for College and Post-secondary Education

Apr 24, 2014

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2014 • Parent educators and liaisons have been part of public … read more

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Principles for Transforming a School District

Apr 24, 2014

• by Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • April 2014 • It would be a mistake to think of what is happening … read more

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