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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 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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Jun 17, 2012

News Releases

Six Teens Win National Essay Contest Award

• IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2012 • “Pre-kinder kids calling me ‘Ms. María’ isn’t something I thought I would … read more

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Nov 18, 2011

News Releases

High School Attrition Continues Downward Trend, Effect of Recent Budget Cuts Looms – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2010-11

“What will happen next as students face the effects of the state’s disinvestment in education? What will happen next as … read more

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Jun 09, 2011

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Opportunity Matters

Opportunity Matters: The Call to Increase Excellence and Equity Testimony by the Intercultural Development Research Association Presented to the U.S. … read more

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May 26, 2011

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Texas School Funding Must Serve All Students Equitably

Texas School Funding Must Serve All Students Equitably IDRA Perspectives on 2011 Texas School Funding Equity and Related Budget Issues … read more

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May 18, 2011

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Young Tutors Win National Essay Contest Award

“I don’t want to go back to the way things were before. I only want to become even better at … read more

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May 09, 2011

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Equal Access to a Quality Education

Equal Access to a Quality Education – The Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation New Orleans • March 29, 2011 … read more

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Apr 04, 2011

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Five Texas Regions

Five Texas Regions Have Persistently High Student Attrition RatesRacial-Ethnic Gaps Have Increased in All Regions View news release as pdf … read more

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