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The Intercultural Development Research Association is an independent, non-profit organization. Our mission is to achieve equal educational opportunity for every child through strong public schools that prepare all students to access and succeed in college. IDRA strengthens and transforms public education by providing dynamic training; useful research, evaluation, and frameworks for action; timely policy analyses; and innovative materials and programs. See IDRA’s latest annual report, Keeping the Promise – Putting Children First (or view the pdf).

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Media contact: Christie L. Goodman, APR, christie.goodman@idra.org or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705

Dec 13, 2017

The Class of 2016 saw Graduation Rates of 62% in Charter Schools compared to 90% in Traditional Public Schools News … read more

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Oct 31, 2017

Statewide Rate Returns to 24% After One Year Bump 32st Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released by IDRA San … read more

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Oct 28, 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • This alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. … read more

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Oct 05, 2017

We’re pleased to share with you this announcement from Congressman Joaquin Castro. We especially are looking forward to continuing our work … read more

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Jun 01, 2017

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives (June 1, 2017) Six students … read more

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Dec 01, 2016

High Attrition Rates of Black Students and Hispanic Students Are Linked to Exclusionary Discipline News Release: San Antonio (December 1, … read more

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Nov 21, 2016

IDRA Forecast Analysis: At Our Current Pace in Texas, Universal High School Education is Two Decades Away News Release: San … read more

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Nov 14, 2016

Use of Individual Graduation Committees Unlocks Diplomas for Qualified Students News Release: San Antonio (November 14, 2016) – Students who … read more

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Nov 01, 2016

31st Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released by IDRA News Release: San Antonio (November 1, 2016) – Earlier this … read more

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Oct 29, 2015

30th Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released by IDRA (October 29, 2015) – Texas high schools lost 99,297 students, … read more

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