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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).

IDRA’s President & CEO is Dr. Maria “Cuca” Robledo MontecelSee her bio, external profiles, videos and photos on Flickr

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Oct 31, 2017

News Releases

Texas High School Attrition Reaches All-Time Low of 29% for Hispanic Students

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 19, 2017

Media Coverage

IDRA In the News – 2017

Media Coverage 2017 to date Hutto ISD’s superintendent finalist has 30 years of experience in Texas public education, Iain Oldman, … read more

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Oct 05, 2017

News Releases

Castro Announces Nearly $4 Million for Education

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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Aug 28, 2017

News Releases

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – School Opening Alert and Resources

August 28, 2017 – As a new school year begins, this alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, … read more

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Aug 08, 2017

Pressroom

Teacher Performance Pay Systems – Do They Pay or Do They Cost? – Testimony August 8, 2017

Testimony of IDRA presented for the House Public Education Committee, August 8, 2017 See PDF version Thank you for allowing the … read more

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Jul 25, 2017

Speeches and Testimony

Positive Effects Resulting from Increasing Specialized Program Weights – Testimony July 25, 2017

HB 234 – Increasing the Weight for Compensatory Education Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director … read more

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Jul 25, 2017

Speeches and Testimony

Improved Learning Opportunities for English Learner Students Resulting from Increasing the Bilingual/ESL Weight – Testimony July 25, 2017

HB 197 – Increasing the Weight for Bilingual/ESL Education IDRA Testimony – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director of … read more

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Jul 25, 2017

Speeches and Testimony

Considerations for Studying the True Costs of Educating Underserved Students – Testimony July 25, 2017

HB 121 – Cost Study of Bilingual/ESL and Compensatory Education IDRA Testimony – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director … read more

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Jul 21, 2017

Pressroom

Keeping the Public in Public Education – Testimony July 21, 2017

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee, July 21, 2017 See testimony in PDF Thank you for allowing … read more

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Jun 01, 2017

News Releases

Six Young Tutors Win 2017 National Essay Contest Awards

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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