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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.

Oct 28, 2010

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más de 3 millones de estudiantes han abandonado las escuelas

Desde 1986 más de 3 millones de estudiantes han abandonado las escuelas secundarias en Texas antes de graduarseEstudio sobre la … read more

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Oct 25, 2010

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More than 3 Million Students Have Been Lost – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2009-10

“The prospect of losing another 2 to 3 million students leaves no doubt that we must take immediate, comprehensive action,” … read more

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Jul 12, 2010

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Quality Schools Action Framework

A Quality Schools Action Framework™New IDRA Book Frames School Change for Student Success San Antonio (July 13, 2010) – At … read more

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Jul 09, 2010

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Rio Grande Valley Communities Mobilize to Improve Valley Schools

Rio Grande Valley Communities Mobilize to Improve Valley SchoolsCommunity Leaders will Dialogue with White House Officials What: ¡YA! Es Tiempo … read more

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Mar 25, 2010

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IDRA Rejects Appeals Court Conclusions

IDRA Rejects Appeals Court Conclusions about Texas’ Education of English Language Learner StudentsA Statement by Dr. María "Cuca" Robledo Montecel, … read more

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Dec 02, 2009

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Without Fair Funding

Without Fair Funding, Most Texas Schools Struggle to SucceedState Has Backed Away from Fair Funding of Schools “Children are ready … read more

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Oct 23, 2009

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Texas School Attrition Rate Declines, But Gaps Among Racial-Ethnic Groups Persist – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2008-09

“One in three freshmen disappear by their senior year. At a time when education makes a world of difference, we … read more

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May 29, 2009

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At a Time When We Most Need Strength, Texas Education is At-Risk of Being Weakened

Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President & CEO – May 28, 2009 At no point in history … read more

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May 21, 2009

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Referrals to Texas Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

Referrals to Texas DisciplinaryAlternative Education Programs Double in 10 Years Four out of five students referred to Texas DAEPs are … read more

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May 21, 2009

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State of English Language Learner Education is Dismal

Huge achievement gaps at the middle and high school level in particular show need for changes in policy, teacher training … read more

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