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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: Profiles in Leadership and Education.

IDRA’s President & CEO is Celina Moreno, J.D. – See her bio

Morgan Craven, J.D., is IDRA’s National Director of Policy – See her bio.

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Solar Eclipse Activities and Information at Home

Apr 05, 2024

We’ve pulled together some activities and resources for families to use at home for the 2024 solar eclipse. Enjoy! Get … read more

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IDRA Names Youth Advisory Board Members

Mar 27, 2024

Five High School Students Serve as Advisors for Education Equity Initiatives While Learning New Skills (San Antonio • March 27, … read more

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Student Research Team Calls for Expansion of Mexican American Studies

Mar 19, 2024

IDRA Releases MAS for Our Schools Report (San Antonio • March 19, 2024) Mexican American Studies enriches students’ learning of … read more

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Texas School Counselors Raise Concerns about College Advising

Dec 12, 2023

IDRA Releases Study of the Role of Middle School Counselors in Supporting Students’ College Readiness (December 12, 2023) A decade … read more

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Trellis Foundation Announces $1M in Grants Supporting Higher Education Policy Fellowships

Dec 05, 2023

(December 5, 2024) We are thrilled to share the news that IDRA is among four advocacy nonprofits in Texas to … read more

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Students’ Racial Diversity Should be Celebrated, Not Minimized or Erased 

Jul 28, 2023

IDRA Statement  Supreme Court Ignores History & Precedent in Finding UNC and Harvard Affirmative Action Programs Unconstitutional IDRA condemns today’s … read more

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Court Sides with UNT by Reversing Anti-Immigrant Tuition Challenge

Jul 12, 2023

Fifth Circuit Court Decision Reverses District Court Order in Young Conservatives of Texas v. Neal Smatresk et al. (San Antonio • … read more

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Trust Teachers to Provide Accurate and Inclusive Education

May 12, 2023

IDRA School Resource Hub Provides Tools for Teaching About Race and Gender (May 12, 2023) In today’s climate of classroom … read more

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End Identity-based Bullying in Texas Schools – News Conference for Hearing on HB 4625

Apr 17, 2023

(April 17, 2023 • Austin) Families, advocates and policymakers spoke for House Bill 4625 to strengthen Texas laws prohibiting and … read more

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Bill Filed: Texas Must Prohibit and Prevent Racial Bullying in Schools

Mar 10, 2023

Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus, Texas Legislative Black Caucus and IDRA Call on the Legislature to Protect Students from Identity-based Bullying … read more

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UNT Court Case Underscores Threat to Texas’ Higher Education and Students

Feb 13, 2023

IDRA & Presidents’ Alliance React to Oral Arguments in University of North Texas Case (Washington, D.C. • February 13, 2023) … read more

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Schools Should Prioritize Prevention, Education and Support Over Exclusionary Discipline in Cases of Identity-Based Bullying and Harassment

Jan 13, 2023

IDRA Statement by Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (Lubbock, Texas • January 12, … read more

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IDRA, Lubbock NAACP join Slaton and Lubbock Families in Demanding End to School-Based Racial Discrimination

Dec 31, 2022

(Lubbock • December 13, 2022) Yesterday, IDRA joined students, families, and the Lubbock NAACP to challenge racially discriminatory practices in … read more

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Virginia’s Anti-Equity Executive Order 1 Does Not Require Schools to Limit Curriculum or Instruction

Nov 15, 2022

IDRA and Partners Publish Analysis with Guidance for School Personnel and Communities (Virginia • November 15, 2022) A new analysis … read more

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Listening Session on Federal Relief – The Next Steps for our Children, Teachers and Parents in Uvalde

Sep 26, 2022

Testimony by Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement Presented before the U.S. Congressional Children’s … read more

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IDRA Files Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit on Behalf of Student, Business and Higher Education Organizations in a Reckless Case Challenging Texas Tuition Laws

Aug 05, 2022

Injunction Could Cost Universities Millions, Reduce Funds for Academics and Supports for Texas Students (August 5, 2022) IDRA filed an … read more

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Supreme Court Should Reaffirm Diversity as Compelling Interest, Uphold Holistic College Admissions

Aug 04, 2022

IDRA Signs onto Amicus Brief Spotlighting Student Voices Urging the Court Not to Censor their Racial and Ethnic Identity in … read more

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IDRA Launches Resource Hub to Promote Accurate and Inclusive Education

Aug 01, 2022

New Hub Provides Lesson Plans and Tools for Teaching History and Current Events About Race and Gender in Today’s Classroom … read more

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Supreme Court Further Erodes Separation of Church and State in Public Schools

Jun 28, 2022

Public School Employees Should Not Elevate Any Faith Over Another In yet another opinion centering extremist views, the U.S. Supreme … read more

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Supreme Court Allows Use of Public Funds for Religious Instruction, Giving License to State-Subsidized Discrimination  

Jun 22, 2022

(June 22, 2022) Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states providing tuition assistance to secular … read more

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