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

May 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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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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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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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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