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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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How to Use Actionable Education Data to Strengthen Your School

May 25, 2017

• by Christie L. Goodman, APR • IDRA Newsletter • May 2017 •  We often hear that strong parent involvement makes … read more

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Preventing and Addressing Cyberbullying through Equitable State and Local Policies

May 25, 2017

By David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA Newsletter, May 2017 As the use of social media and cell phones continues to expand … read more

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IDRA Education CAFE – A Structure for Families Transforming Schools in their Communities

May 25, 2017

by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter, May 2017 With a new grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, IDRA is … read more

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IDRA Establishes Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Dr. Max Castillo, University of Houston-Downtown President Emeritus

Apr 30, 2017

In recognition of University of Houston-Downtown President Emeritus Max Castillo’s service on the IDRA board of directors and to higher … read more

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Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse, High-Quality Teacher Workforce

Apr 30, 2017

by Desiree Carver-Thomas and Kristin Grayson, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter, April 2017 Schools nationwide are struggling to hire a teacher workforce … read more

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School Integration – Preparing Teachers for Working in Diverse Classrooms

Apr 30, 2017

by Pamela Higgins Harris, Susan Shaffer & Phoebe Schlanger, IDRA Newsletter, April 2017 Editor’s Note: The IDRA EAC-South provides technical … read more

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Using Socioeconomic Indicators as a Tool for School Diversity and Integration

Apr 30, 2017

By David Hinojosa, J.D., and Erica Frankenberg, Ed.D., IDRA Newsletter, April 2017 As many schools across America have re-segregated along … read more

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Project Based Learning for Student Success – Teaching Across Content Areas for Diverse Learners

Mar 28, 2017

by Mark Barnett  • IDRA Newsletter • March 2017 • Adopting project based learning was a primary goal of Principal … read more

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Community Projects, Youths and Academic Learning – Student Voice in Solutions to Challenging Problems

Mar 28, 2017

By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., Bronce Yahir Márquez, Andrea Guadalupe Guzmán and Litzy Castro • IDRA Newsletter • March 2017 … read more

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Libre Software in Education – Affordable Technology that Supports the User’s Freedom

Mar 28, 2017

by Mark Barnett • IDRA Newsletter • March 2017 • Did you know that a vast proportion of the Internet is … read more

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Since When are Good Grades and Diversity a Bad Thing? – 7 Recommendations and the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan

Feb 28, 2017

• by David Hinojosa, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • February 2017 • As Texas continues to graduate a more diverse group of students … read more

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5 Strategies for Creating College Readiness for Students of Color and Immigrant Students

Feb 28, 2017

by DeShawn Preston, Ph.D. Candidate, & Amanda E. Assalone, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: The IDRA EAC-South provides technical assistance and training … read more

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Relational Youth Violence – Protecting Muslim Youth in School

Feb 28, 2017

by Sofía Bahena, Ed.D. School-age children in the United States are growing up in an environment that is increasingly hostile … read more

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Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – Alert for Registering Students for School

Feb 28, 2017

As schools are registering students for the next school year, this alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, … read more

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Families Transforming Public Schools – Gathering Data, Informing Policy and Practice

Jan 31, 2017

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2017 • Given the current challenges in public education and … read more

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America Does Not Have to Stay Stuck at Losing One in Four High Schoolers

Jan 31, 2017

• by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • January 2017 “Look to your left… Look to your right… Look … read more

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