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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.

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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Apr 01, 2011

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Testimony on Senate SB53

Testimony of IDRA on Senate SB53 by Senator ZaffiriniPresented by Albert Cortez Ph.D., IDRA Policy Director Before the Texas Senate … read more

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Feb 11, 2011

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TACHE Keynote Address

Keynote Address – Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education February 1, 2011, Austin, Texas Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, … read more

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Feb 10, 2011

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Dont Repeat Past Wrongs in Texas Education

Insufficient Attention and Lack of Investment in Education Helped Put Texas Where it Is Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo … read more

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Oct 28, 2010

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Attrition Social Media Release

Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2009-10, Released by IDRA Go to traditional news release in English or in Spanish News … read more

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Oct 28, 2010

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Download Graphics

Download Graphics from Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2009-10, Released by IDRA Longitudinal Attrition Rates by Race-Ethnicity in Texas Public … read more

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