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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.

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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Jan 27, 2014

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Texas Must Provide

Texas Must Provide Equitable and Excellent Education for Children of All Backgrounds and Every Zip Code Paula Johnson, M.A., Austin … read more

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Nov 12, 2013

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Texas Students Need Our Support

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

News Releases

Overall Texas High School Attrition Rates Take Another Step Forward – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2012-13

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

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Federal Grant to Help Expand Relationship Between Parent and Community Groups

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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Dec 05, 2012

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Dr Albert Cortez Testifies in School Finance Case

IDRA Director of Policy, Dr. Albert Cortez, Testifies in School Finance Case Analysis Shows Wide Funding Disparities – Educational Opportunity … read more

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Oct 29, 2012

News and Updates

Attrition Rate Decline Appears Promising – Though High Schools are Still Losing One in Four Students

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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Aug 10, 2012

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Cant Wait to Celebrate

Can’t Wait to Celebrate 100% Graduation in Texas Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO, on … read more

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May 17, 2012

News Releases

Six Teens Win National Essay Contest Award

“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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Dec 15, 2011

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Fair Funding is Essential to Having Excellent Schools for All Texas Students

Fair Funding is Essential to Having Excellent Schools for All Texas Students IDRA Statement, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., … read more

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