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IDRA Newsletter 2017

Published 10 times a year, the IDRA Newsletter provides resources and insight into issues regarding equitable and excellent education of students, particularly those who are learning English, minority or economically disadvantaged.

The newsletter is published in print and online with an accompanying eletter alert.

Below are articles published in 2017. To find a particular article or subject this year, see the index below or use the search bar above, which covers all years.

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The Power of Partnerships in the Pursuit of Leadership Development to Transform Schools

Dec 07, 2017

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., Joanelda De León, Ed.D., and Jesse Jay McNeil, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2017 … read more

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How Transformational Leaders Develop a Growth Mindset for Student Success

Dec 07, 2017

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., Gerald Sharp, M.A., & Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2017 • We … read more

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Leadership for ESL Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Dec 07, 2017

• by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2017 • As the numbers of English learners continue to … read more

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What People are Saying about IDRA’s STAARS Leaders Project

Dec 07, 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2017 • IDRA’s School TurnAround and Reenergizing for Success (STAARS) Leaders project is a unique … read more

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IDRA Establishes Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández, Lehman College President Emeritus

Dec 07, 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2017 • In recognition of Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández’s service on the IDRA board of … read more

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Partnerships, Not Push Outs – Collaboration is Critical to Dealing with Disparities

Oct 24, 2017

• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • October is National Dropout Prevention Month. Two out … read more

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Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2016-17 – High School Attrition Returns to 24 Percent After One Year Bump

Oct 24, 2017

• by Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • Over the past five years, the overall … read more

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Supporting LGBTQ Students Faced with Sexual & Gender Harassment

Oct 24, 2017

• by Susan Shaffer and Phyllis Lerner • IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • Editor’s Note: The IDRA EAC-South provides technical … read more

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Commemoration of Delgado vs. Bastrop Case that Ended Legal Segregation of Mexican Americans in Texas

Oct 24, 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • IDRA joined former state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos Jr. and many others recently at … read more

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Tying the Knot Between School Finance Policy and Serving All Students

Sep 21, 2017

• by David G. Hinojosa, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2017 • For several decades, debates have dominated statehouses … read more

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Investing in Early Childhood Education Programs Yields High Returns

Sep 21, 2017

• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2017 • Numerous studies have confirmed the positive effects of … read more

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Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Winning Essay – Ana Luisa Valenzuela

Sep 21, 2017

• by Ana Luisa Valenzuela • IDRA Newsletter • September 2017 • Editor’s Note: IDRA sponsored a national essay competition … read more

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Semillitas de Aprendizaje Early Childhood Bilingual Literacy Development

Sep 21, 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2017 • Supplemental Early Childhood Curriculum & Training Semillitas de Aprendizaje is a bilingual (Spanish/English) … read more

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Three Critical Areas of Professional Development for Teaching in 21st Century Classrooms

Aug 10, 2017

• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2017 • 21st Century Learning Classrooms designed for 21st century … read more

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Backward Planning – How Assessment Impacts Teaching and Learning

Aug 10, 2017

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., and Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2017 • Assessments are a critical … read more

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Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – School Opening Alert 2017

Aug 10, 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2017  • This alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all … read more

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Student Data Tracking – Taking a Closer Look at Privacy

Jun 27, 2017

• by Mark Barnett • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one-third of … read more

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Six Young Tutors Win 2017 National Essay Contest Awards

Jun 27, 2017

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives • by IDRA • IDRA … read more

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Data to Measure an Effective Instructional Context for Secondary Level Newcomers and English Learners

Jun 27, 2017

• by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • Teachers and administrators may feel overwhelmed by the … read more

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Community and School Use of Data for College Readiness and Postsecondary Success

Jun 27, 2017

• by Karmen Rouland, Ph.D., Susan Shaffer and Phoebe Schlanger • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • Editor’s Note: The … read more

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