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IDRA Newsletter 2015

IDRA Newsletter 2015 Index

Dec 31, 2015

November-December 2015 IDRA Newsletter – Student Voices “In an effective school, all students feel welcomed, valued and above all achieve … read more

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Raising Expectations – Building College Intention into Dropout Prevention

Dec 22, 2015

• by Linda Cantu, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2015 • As a nation, we need our children to … read more

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“Our children could get lost” – Rio Grande Valley Parents Gather to Discuss Policy Implications

Dec 22, 2015

• by Sofía Bahena, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2015 • With the adoption of substantial changes to Texas … read more

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College Students Describe What a School’s College-Going Culture Really Means

Dec 22, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2015 • In a report, College Bound and Determined, last year IDRA explored how … read more

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Transforming a New York City Public School in the Bronx Through the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

Dec 22, 2015

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 2015 • After launching the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program … read more

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White House names IDRA

Dec 22, 2015

White House names IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program a Hispanic Ed “Bright Spot” At a press conference in October, the … read more

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Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2014-15 – High School Attrition Holds Constant in Texas at 24 Percent

Oct 29, 2015

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2015 • The overall high school attrition rate held firm in … read more

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IDRAs Transformational Research on the Dropout Issue – A Personal Reflection

Oct 29, 2015

• Josie D. Cortez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2015 • Editor’s Note: IDRA conducted the first comprehensive study of school … read more

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Meet Roy Johnson, M.S. – IDRA Director of Support Services and Evaluation

Oct 29, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2015 • This year, the IDRA Newsletter is highlighting our staff’s varied and diverse talents and … read more

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For School and College Success – The Power of Non-cognitive Skills

Oct 29, 2015

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2015 • Of course, all students inherently have the ability to think … read more

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Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay, by Seventh-Grader, Agustina García

Oct 29, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2015 • Editor’s Note: IDRA sponsored a national essay competition among participants in the IDRA Coca-Cola … read more

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The “Win-Win” of Quality Accelerated Teacher Certification

Sep 22, 2015

• by Linda Cantú, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2015 • Federico Botello was a front office manager for an automotive … read more

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Quality Instruction for English Learners – Getting it Right in Writing!

Sep 22, 2015

• by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2015 • Writing is one of the most difficult skills for English … read more

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Considering Multiple Intelligences Theory for English Learner Classrooms

Sep 22, 2015

• by Sulema Carreón-Sánchez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2015 • As we begin another year of taking on the responsibility … read more

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Meet Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. – IDRA Education Associate

Sep 22, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2015 • This year, the IDRA Newsletter is highlighting our staff’s varied and diverse talents and … read more

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Court Can End Neglect of Millions of School Children – Texas Supreme Court School Finance Hearing Held

Sep 22, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2015 • On September 1, the Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the largest school … read more

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Building STEAM – Changing the Equation for College and Career Readiness for All

Aug 05, 2015

• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2015 • Students are encouraged for at least 12 years by parents, … read more

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More Comprehensive Advising Needed in the Aftermath of Changes to Texas High School Curriculum Requirements

Aug 05, 2015

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2015 • From 2007 to 2011, all high school students in the … read more

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Supporting Students and Families for the Transition from High School to College

Aug 05, 2015

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2015 • Today’s global economy demands that students perform at rigorous … read more

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Meet Dr. Nilka Aviles – IDRA Senior Education Associate

Aug 05, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2015 • This year, the IDRA Newsletter is highlighting our staff’s varied and diverse talents and … read more

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