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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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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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Texas High Schools Reach All-Time Low Attrition Rate but Still Lose 80,000 Students

Jun 14, 2022

IDRA Study Gives a First Look at the Pandemic’s Effect on Attrition Rates San Antonio (June 14, 2022) – The … read more

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Centering Community as We Mourn for Uvalde

Jun 01, 2022

The horrifying school shooting in Uvalde this week has shaken us all, in Texas and across the country. We are … read more

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SPLC, ACLU-GA, IDRA Increase Efforts to Support Students and Educators After Georgia Gov. Kemp Signs Curriculum Censorship Bills

Apr 28, 2022

Atlanta, Ga. • April 28, 2022 – The ACLU of Georgia (ACLU-GA), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and IDRA … read more

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IDRA Denounces Court Ruling Jeopardizing Texas’ Dream Act

Apr 13, 2022

(April 13, 2022) On Friday, a federal judge appointed by President Trump ruled that federal immigration law preempts Texas’ in-state … read more

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Students Deserve Access to Books and Curricula that Reflect Their Experiences

Apr 07, 2022

IDRA Statement on U.S. House Hearing “Free Speech Under Attack: Book Bans & Academic Censorship” April 7, 2022 Today, the … read more

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Georgia Education Advocates Condemn the Passage of HB 1084 and HB 1178

Apr 01, 2022

(April 1, 2022 • Atlanta) Today, the Georgia Senate passed HB 1084, which defines race and racism as “divisive concepts” … read more

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IDRA’s 2022 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows to Study K-12 and College Spending Patterns and Priorities During COVID-19

Mar 24, 2022

Dr. Vanessa Sansone, Dr. Davíd Martínez Named as Fellows San Antonio, March 24, 2022 – IDRA has named University of … read more

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IDRA Launches ‘Southern Education Equity Network’ to Support Family & Community Advocates

Mar 14, 2022

SEEN’s New Virtual Tool Will Help Students, Families and Educators Stand Up for Accurate and Inclusive Education (Atlanta • March … read more

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Award-winning PBS Series about Unsung Women Who Changed History Now Available with Spanish Subtitles

Mar 08, 2022

IDRA Partners with Unladylike2020 to Share Inclusive Materials for Students (March 8, 2022) In honor of International Women’s Day, the … read more

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Representing Texas Communities of Color in the Room Where it Happens

Feb 24, 2022

IDRA’s First Education Policy Fellows Reflect on their Experience and the Texas Legislature (San Antonio • February 15, 2022) IDRA changed … read more

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Serving All Students – Promoting a Healthier, More Supportive School Environment – Testimony

Feb 16, 2022

(February 16, 2022) Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA’s National Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement, testified today before the U.S. … read more

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IDRA Extends Education Policy Fellow Program to Georgia

Nov 18, 2021

(San Antonio • November 18, 2021) IDRA launched its first Education Policy Fellows Program last year with four fellows who … read more

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Texas is Not Financing College Readiness

Oct 28, 2021

IDRA Releases New Study on Inequitable Access to College Prep Math Courses (San Antonio • October 28, 2021) Texas policies … read more

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