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IDRA Newsletter 2015

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – School Opening Alert

Aug 05, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2015 • This alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. … read more

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Supporting Undocumented Youth through Community Engagement

Jul 01, 2015

• by Sofia Bahena, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2015 • Immigration policy is an issue that touches the … read more

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¿Y Ahora Qué? And Now What? – Community Groups in South Texas Work Together to Improve Education

Jul 01, 2015

• by Josie D. Cortez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2015 • It was a fall day in 2007 … read more

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Meet Sofía Bahena – IDRA Education Associate

Jul 01, 2015

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

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Parents from Across Texas Share Ideas and Strategies at Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute

Jul 01, 2015

• by Felix Montes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2015 • Parent accountability and civic engagement in education received … read more

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Six Teens Win 2015 National Essay Contest Awards – Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives

Jul 01, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2015 • “I no longer want to be referred to as the student who … read more

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2015 Martha A. Hernández Scholarship Winner Announced

Jul 01, 2015

• IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2015 • Ms. Alexis Valdez has been selected as this year’s Martha A. Hernández … read more

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English Language Learners and the Future of Texas – An Overview of Symposium Discussions, Policy Implications and Next Steps

May 26, 2015

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2015 • On February 2, 2015, in San Antonio, IDRA convened a … read more

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Federal Guidance on Schools’ Civil Rights Obligations for English Learners

May 26, 2015

• by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2015 • Attention schools and schools districts! New guidance addresses a topic … read more

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The Role of Conversation – Engaging Students in Critical Thinking through Dialogue

May 26, 2015

• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2015 • The Challenge Although teachers may be proficient in their subject area … read more

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Meet Paula Johnson, M.A. – IDRA Education Associate

May 26, 2015

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

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IDRA Analyses Show Texas Equity Gaps would Widen under Proposed School Funding Measure

May 26, 2015

• Data Presented in Texas House Public Education Committee Hearing on CSHB 1759 • IDRA Newsletter • May 2015 • David Hinojosa, … read more

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Recalibrating Readiness and Instruction Based on Strengths of English Learners – Implications for Early Childhood Education Research and Practice

Apr 20, 2015

• by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2015 • Much of the current research on early education of poor … read more

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Margarita’s Necklace – Beads, Patterns and Algebraic Thinking for English Learners

Apr 20, 2015

• by Juanita C. García, Ph.D., and Rosana Rodríguez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2015 • To make sure that bilingual/bicultural … read more

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Meet Dr. Abelardo Villarreal – IDRA Chief of Operations

Apr 20, 2015

This year, the IDRA Newsletter is highlighting our staff’s varied and diverse talents and backgrounds.  Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., is IDRA’s Chief … read more

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Early Childhood Literacy Connections When Using Cognates

Apr 20, 2015

• by Sulema Carreón-Sánchez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2015 • English language learners comprise a fast-growing population that has a … read more

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Science and Math Are Students’ Favorite Subjects at Judson ISD as a Result of STEM Initiatives

Mar 25, 2015

• by Felix Montes, Ph.D., and Deborah Rice • IDRA Newsletter • March 2015 • In a survey of 533 students attending … read more

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Opportunity Matters: The Path to “Equity Literacy” – An interview with scholar and social justice advocate, Dr. Paul C. Gorski

Mar 25, 2015

• by Laurie Posner, M.P.A. • IDRA Newsletter • March 2015 • Today, low-income students make up a “new majority” of all … read more

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Valuing Teachers – IDRA’s Approach to Professional Development

Mar 25, 2015

• by Paula Johnson, M.A.  • IDRA Newsletter • March 2015 • At IDRA, we develop integrated, research-based professional development experiences to … read more

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Meet Laurie Posner – Director of IDRA’s Civic Engagement Department

Mar 25, 2015

This year, the IDRA Newsletter is highlighting our staff’s varied and diverse talents and backgrounds. Laurie Posner, MPA, directs IDRA’s … read more

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