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

Dec 08, 2015

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The State of Texas Open-Enrollment Charter Schools and a Modest Proposal to Diversify and Improve Public Charter Schools

Charter School Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA National Policy Director before the Texas … read more

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Oct 29, 2015

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Almost 100,000 Students from the Class of 2015 were Lost from Texas High Schools – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2014-15

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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Jul 13, 2015

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ESEA Reauthorization Measure Fails

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

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Texas Equity Gaps

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

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Low Funding for Educating ELLs

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

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Texas High School Attrition Rates Dip One Percentage Point –Texas Public School Attrition Study 2013-14

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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Aug 28, 2014

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Court Rules Again

Court Rules Again: Texas School Funding Must Serve All Students Equitably IDRA Statement on the Texas District Court Ruling on … read more

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May 30, 2014

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Six Teens Win 2014 National Essay Contest Award

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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Apr 17, 2014

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HB5 Does Not Have to Block Students from College

San Antonio City Council Encourages College Preparation for All Students Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Intercultural Development Research … read more

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Jan 28, 2014

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Texas Parents and Civil Rights Groups

Texas Parents and Civil Rights Groups Call for High Quality Curriculum Testimony of Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., Senior Education Specialist, Intercultural … read more

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