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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: School Leadership

“Principals who foster culturally-sustaining instruction and welcoming school climates show the community, through concrete action, that they believe all students and families are valuable.”  

– Celina Moreno, J.D., IDRA President & CEO

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Articles

Superintendent Dr. Daniel King Describes How Strong Family Leadership Leads to School Innovation, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., featuring Superintendent Daniel King, Ph.D.

Five Best Practices for Effective Principals and School Leadership Teams, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D.

Mexican American Studies in All Grades – Administering an Innovation, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

English Learner Success Depends on Strong Principal Leadership, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D.

Extras

5 Steps on How to Start an Education CAFE – Infographic

10 Strategies for How Schools Should Respond to Help Children Impacted by ICE Raids – Infographic

Mexican American Studies – IDRA Services

Family Engagement Online Assistance Package – Infographic

IDRA EAC-South Family Engagement Web-based Technical Assistance Package

Superintendent Dr. Daniel King Describes How Strong Family Leadership Leads to School Innovation

Oct 07, 2019

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., featuring Superintendent Daniel King, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2019 • The school … read more

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Five Best Practices for Effective Principals and School Leadership Teams

Oct 07, 2019

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2019 • Research shows that, in schools, the principal is second … read more

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Mexican American Studies in All Grades – Administering an Innovation

Oct 07, 2019

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2019 • The effort in Texas to establish the … read more

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English Learner Success Depends on Strong Principal Leadership

Oct 07, 2019

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2019 • Demographic changes in recent years have affected not … read more

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Steps for Helping Students Become Activists – A Teen’s Advice

Aug 30, 2019

• by Melivia Mujia • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • As a queer Latina student, life has been a … read more

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Building a STEM Identity through the Chief Science Officer Program

Aug 30, 2019

• by Lexis Ratto & Kelly O’Kane • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • Editor’s Note: High school students Lexis … read more

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The Day I Taught My High School Peers

Aug 30, 2019

• by Alyssa Diaz • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • During my senior year of high school, I had … read more

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How Student-Led Lessons Impacted My Understanding of School

Aug 30, 2019

• by Daniela Herrejon • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • I was a great student; however I was not … read more

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Students as Co-Collaborators in Teaching & Learning – Advice from the Field

Aug 30, 2019

• by Andres López • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • Andres López, a teacher at Stevens High School in … read more

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High School Tutor Learns While Tutoring Others

Aug 30, 2019

 • by Anahi Ortiz • IDRA Newsletter • August 2019 • I was supposed to be in child development, but … read more

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Accountability Measures Set to Respond to Public Pressure

Jul 30, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • Changes Made to STAAR; Individual Graduation Committees Extended … read more

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Taking Steps Toward Keeping the Public in Public Education

Jul 30, 2019

• IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • IDRA joined more than a dozen education advocacy groups to release a policy … read more

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New Discipline and Safety Policies for Texas

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • To ensure all students succeed, schools must end … read more

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College Access Legislation Increases Transparency and Adds Funds to TEXAS Grant Program

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • Expanding access to college means ensuring that schools … read more

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Education Impact of Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship Question

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • IDRA Statement on Education Impact of Supreme Court … read more

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Texas Legislature Concentrates on School Funding

Jul 25, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2019 • Texas’ 86th legislative session saw some of the … read more

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School Counselors Express Concerns about College and Career Advising in Texas

May 29, 2019

• by Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • May 2019 • “We’re asking kids to make big life decisions in … read more

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Five Best Practices that Add Women to the Equation – Preparing K-12 Girls for Mathematics

May 29, 2019

• by Stephanie García, Ph.D., & Kasia Razynska • IDRA Newsletter • May 2019 • Girls’ involvement in K-12 mathematics … read more

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Characteristics of College-Focused Schools

May 29, 2019

 • by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2019 • The platitude “College is not for everyone” often elicits … read more

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Current Proposals for Texas’ Investment in English Learners Still Not Enough

Apr 30, 2019

• by Morgan Craven, J.D. • IDRA Newsletter • April 2019 • Since 1981, Texas has had one of the … read more

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