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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

Oct 25, 2010

“The prospect of losing another 2 to 3 million students leaves no doubt that we must take immediate, comprehensive action,” … read more

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Oct 23, 2009

“One in three freshmen disappear by their senior year. At a time when education makes a world of difference, we … read more

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May 20, 2008

“With the magnitude of this loss, what is needed is a seismic shift from dropout prevention to graduation for all; and all … read more

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Oct 04, 2006

San Antonio (October 4, 2006) – Texas schools are losing one student every four minutes. And the attrition rate gaps … read more

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