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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

Jul 13, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization Measure Fails to Protect Student Civil Rights or to Promote Student Success IDRA Statement on the U.S. House … read more

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May 19, 2015

Texas Equity Gaps Would Have Increased Under Aycock’s School Funding Plan Legislature Now Has Opportunity to Positively Impact Equity and … read more

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Feb 26, 2015

Low Funding for Educating ELLs Affects Students Across Texas New Research on Education of English Learners in Middle School and … read more

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Oct 28, 2014

San Antonio (October 28, 2014) – The Texas high school attrition rate has declined from 25 percent last year to … read more

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May 30, 2014

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Tell How the Program has Helped Them “I never wanted to come to school, but … read more

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Nov 12, 2013

Texas Students Need Our Support – Not New Barriers – to Get an Excellent Education Laurie Posner, MPA, Austin Chamber … read more

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Oct 29, 2013

San Antonio (October 29, 2013) – The Texas high school attrition rate has continued its downward trend. IDRA’s latest annual attrition … read more

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Apr 10, 2013

Federal Grant to Help Expand Relationship Between Parent and Community Groups in the Rio Grande Valley PTA Comunitario Model Shows … read more

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Oct 29, 2012

Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2011-12 San Antonio (October 30, 2012) – The Texas high school attrition rate is below … read more

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May 17, 2012

“Pre-kinder kids calling me ‘Ms. María’ isn’t something I thought I would ever hear. I felt important, wanted and needed … read more

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