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IDRA Newsletter 2018

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.

Box link to 2018 indexBelow are articles published in 2018. 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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A Tribute to Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel – Crossing Borders with Faith, Courage, Insight & Persistence

Dec 11, 2018

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2018 • Ismael and Paula Robledo crossed borders. They … read more

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Commencement Address – Our Lady of the Lake University, May 7, 2015

Dec 11, 2018

• by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2018 • It is a great honor to … read more

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The Quotable Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel

Dec 11, 2018

• Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2018 • “Our future depends on us having an … read more

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Dear colleagues, partners and friends: Greetings and abrazos – A letter from Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel

Dec 11, 2018

Dear colleagues, partners and friends: greetings and abrazos, 2018 marks my 26th year as IDRA President & CEO, and as … read more

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A Collection of Thanks and Farewells

Dec 11, 2018

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2018 • Dear Dr. Cuca Montecel, Words cannot express how much your passion, research and … read more

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Three Decades of Groundbreaking Dropout Research – Reflections by Dr. Robledo Montecel, An Excerpt

Dec 11, 2018

• by Bricio Vasquez, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2018 • This year marks the 33rd year that IDRA … read more

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Dear Children – A Letter

Dec 11, 2018

• Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2018 • Dear Children, We see you. We value … read more

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Sample Publications Written and Co-written by Dr. Robledo Montecel

Dec 11, 2018

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2018 • Courage to Connect – A Quality Schools Action Framework (co-editor, 2010) Continuities – … read more

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Sample Awards & Fellowships – Dr. Robledo Montecel

Dec 11, 2018

• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2018 • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Hispanic Issues SIG Award for Research in Elementary … read more

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Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2017-18 – High School Attrition Improves by Two Points

Oct 30, 2018

• Roy L. Johnson, M.S. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2018 • If we are to both invest in our children’s future … read more

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Still Making a Case for Algebra II

Oct 30, 2018

• Paula Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2018 • Policymakers, educators, parents and students are concerned with the quality of … read more

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Counselors Overwhelmed and Worried about Implementing Texas’ New Graduation Requirements

Oct 30, 2018

IDRA Study Explores Counselor Concerns in Supporting Students for College Preparation • Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • October 2018 • … read more

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Expanding Career Awareness for College… Especially for First-timers

Oct 30, 2018

• Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • October 2018 • I’ve been conducting meetings and workshops for families in … read more

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School Leaders Improve English Learner Literacy with Focus on Inferencing

Sep 28, 2018

• Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2018 • In an era of rapid educational changes and dynamic diverse … read more

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Creating Effective Diverse Classrooms through Accelerated Teacher Certification

Sep 28, 2018

• Felix Montes, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2018 • Students in schools with fewer resources are at most … read more

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Readers Theatre – Teatro en el Aula – New IDRA Semillitas de Aprendizaje­­™ Product for Young Learners

Sep 28, 2018

• IDRA Newsletter • September 2018 • Building a strong academic foundation and a strong sense of self-efficacy from an … read more

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Religion Equity in Schools – Protecting Students and Their Civil Rights

Aug 30, 2018

• Paula Johnson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2018 Many youths face bullying and harassment in school because of … read more

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Religion Equity and School Dress Codes

Aug 30, 2018

• Sulema Carreón-Sánchez, Ph.D., and Phoebe Schlanger  • IDRA Newsletter • August 2018 Historically, schools have exercised much discretion over setting … read more

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Six Teens Win 2018 National Essay Contest Awards

Aug 30, 2018

• IDRA • IDRA Newsletter • August 2018 IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact … read more

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Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – August 2018

Aug 30, 2018

As schools are registering students for the next school year, IDRA is releasing this new infographic as a reminder that … read more

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