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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).

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Mar 19, 2009

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Top 10 Myths of the Top Ten Percent Plan

Top 10 Myths of the Top Ten Percent PlanProposals Could Break Promises to 15,000 Texas High School Students San Antonio … read more

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Mar 12, 2009

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Testimony on HB 52

Testimony on HB 52 Relating to the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan Submitted by the Intercultural Development Research Association March 11, … read more

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Mar 12, 2009

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Research Relating to Measures

Research Relating to Measures that Would Limit the Texas Top Ten Percent PlanSubmitted by the Intercultural Development Research Association March … read more

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Feb 26, 2009

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Texas Students Win National Essay Contest Award

San Antonio, February 24, 2009 – Six students received prizes in a national competition among participants in the Coca-Cola Valued … read more

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Oct 17, 2008

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At Current Pace

 At Current Pace, Schools will Lose Many More Generations of Students Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2007-08, Released by IDRA … read more

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Oct 10, 2008

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Computer Centers in Edgewood

ComputerCenters in Edgewood Support Students and Families Community-based College Access and Computer Centers Launched  San Antonio (October 10, 2008) – … read more

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Oct 09, 2008

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Graduation for All A Framework for Policy and Action

Statement of Aurelio M. MontemayorSenior Staff Member at the Intercultural Development Research Association and Director of the Texas IDRA Parent … read more

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Oct 09, 2008

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College Rocks! Fair

Event provides college information to families in theEdgewood community What:  At the College Rocks! Fair, hundreds of students will visit … read more

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May 20, 2008

News Releases

Eight Texas Regions Have Higher School Attrition Rates than Two Decades Ago – Texas Regional Attrition Study 2006-07

“With the magnitude of this loss, what is needed is a seismic shift from dropout prevention to graduation for all; and all … read more

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May 20, 2008

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All Texas Students Must be Accounted For

All Texas Students Must be Accounted For Holding On to Students Usually Requires Systemwide Transformations Rather than Piecemeal Programs “Since … read more

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