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IDRA Anniversary – Across the Decades – 1990s

The 1990s ushered in the electronic age, the 24-hour news cycle, school-wide reform and accountability…

IDRA influences national discourse on restructuring education.


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Oklahoma City bombing: The bombed remains of automobiles with the bombed Federal Building in the background, 1995. Wikipedia photo

The World Wide Web gains a public face during the start of decade and as a result gains massive popularity worldwide. Wikipedia photo

American F-16s and F-15s fly over burning oil fields and the USA Lexie in Operation Desert Storm, also known as the 1991 Gulf War. Wikipedia photo

One of many guides and initiatives forecasting the Y2K problem.

The 1992 Los Angeles riots are also known as the Rodney King Riots. LA Weekly photo

Ritalin became heavily prescribed in the 1990s for ADHD: The schools “drug of choice.” Daily Blog Herald

Anita Hill’s testimony in 1991 during the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas focused national attention on the issue of workplace sexual harassment. AP photo

CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour TV news coverage and the first all-news television channel in the United States. Though founded in 1980, its coverage of the first Gulf War brought it to prominence.

Global Warming Predictions Map. Wikipedia image

The Hubble Space Telescope floats in space after it was taken up in 1990. Wikipedia photo

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Students in a whole language program. Starting Today… Steps to Success for Beginning Bilingual Educators. IDRA, 1994

Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel with Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program tutors in Puerto Rico, 1997

83 middle school students assembled for IDRA’s MIJA AIM conference “Aspirations IN Math”) and heard keynote speaker, Mr. Sonny Melendez, from KTFM radio. (IDRA Newsletter, June 1992)

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program tutoring at South San Antonio ISD. IDRA file photo

Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: Texas Immigrant Collaborative. IDRA, 1999

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program tutors talk about their experiences with the program

Teacher in IDRA’s Alianza project, a model teacher preparation and leadership development program

Dr. José A. Cárdenas (right) presents a copy of his new book, Texas School Finance Reform: An IDRA Perspective, to Demetrio Rodríguez (left), lead litigant in the Rodríguez vs. San Antonio ISD case. 1997

Hispanic Families as Valued Partners: An Educator’s Guide. IDRA, 1993

Dr. Karl Trappe and a MIJA student volunteer perform in IDRA’s Second Annual AIM Conference Physics Circus. (IDRA Newsletter, October 1993)

Reading teacher working with students. Starting Today… Steps to Success for Beginning Bilingual Educators. IDRA, 1994

Good Schools and Classrooms for Children Learning English: A Guide, based on IDRA’s research study funded by the U.S. Department of Education

Marianita Chee, whose story is in IDRA’s Minority Women in Science: Forging the Way – Student Workbook