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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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IDRA Newsletter 1994 Index

Aug 03, 2018

November – December 1994 IDRA Newsletter Articles “Making a Difference Through Effective Professional Development,” L. C. Green and R. López … read more

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A History of IDRA Policy Work to Secure Excellent and Equitable Schooling for All Children

Jul 31, 2018

IDRA remains committed to the goal of framing and supporting essential policy and leadership issues for advocacy that will improve … read more

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Beginning with the End in Mind to Establish Equitable, Excellent Education

Jul 31, 2018

• María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2018 • IDRA at 45 Years: … read more

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Valuing Youth and Assuring that All Youth Count

Jul 31, 2018

• María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2018 • IDRA at 45 Years: … read more

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InterAction with the Ecosystem – The IDRA Quality Schools Action Framework

Jul 31, 2018

by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.  • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2018 • IDRA at 45 … read more

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Getting it Just Right! – Rigor and College Prep for All

May 24, 2018

• by Paula N. Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2018 • There is a challenge facing educators, policymakers, … read more

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Rural Districts Take a 24 Percent Hit in Algebra II Enrollment – IDRA Ready Texas Study Examines Texas HB5 Graduation Requirements

May 24, 2018

• by Hector Bojorquez • IDRA Newsletter • May 2018 • In 2013, the Texas Legislature established the foundation high … read more

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Locked Gates and Hurdles on the College Path

May 24, 2018

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2018 • “Dearie, why don’t you just take a course … read more

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Call for Applications – 2018 IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program

May 24, 2018

IDRA is inviting research applications for the IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program. This will be the third … read more

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