Research

IDRA has gathered and analyzed data that promote a broader understanding of educational and social policy issues among public and professional decision makers.

Using collaborative and innovative methods, we investigate important questions and provide insight into compelling educational issues. As a national resource, we set standards in the design, analysis, and synthesis of timely and useful research involving diverse populations.

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Attrition and Dropout Rates in Texas – 2016

Attrition and Dropout Rates in Texas Texas public schools are losing one out of four students. Each fall, IDRA releases its attrition study. Attrition rates are an indicator of a school’s holding power, or the ability to keep students enrolled...

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Fellows Program

Under the leadership of Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President & CEO, the José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program focuses on and fund school finance research that builds cross-disciplinary and inter-sector perspectives on equity.

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Ready Texas

Ready Texas: A Study of the Implementation of HB5 in Texas In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature established the Foundation High School Program (HB5), which allows for significant local variation in graduation planning and represents one of the most substantial...

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ELL Education

Public schools have a responsibility to educate all students who enter their doors. This naturally includes children who arrive at school speaking a language other than English. Many educators have the training and skills they need to help students learn...

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Attrition and Dropout Rates in Texas

Attrition and Dropout Rates in Texas Texas public schools are losing one out of four students. Each fall, IDRA releases its attrition study. Attrition rates are an indicator of a school’s holding power, or the ability to keep students enrolled...

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