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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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Oct 28, 2014

San Antonio (October 28, 2014) – The Texas high school attrition rate has declined from 25 percent last year to … read more

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May 30, 2014

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Tell How the Program has Helped Them “I never wanted to come to school, but … read more

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Nov 12, 2013

Texas Students Need Our Support – Not New Barriers – to Get an Excellent Education Laurie Posner, MPA, Austin Chamber … read more

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Oct 29, 2013

San Antonio (October 29, 2013) – The Texas high school attrition rate has continued its downward trend. IDRA’s latest annual attrition … read more

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Apr 10, 2013

Federal Grant to Help Expand Relationship Between Parent and Community Groups in the Rio Grande Valley PTA Comunitario Model Shows … read more

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Oct 29, 2012

Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2011-12 San Antonio (October 30, 2012) – The Texas high school attrition rate is below … read more

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Jun 17, 2012

• IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2012 • “Pre-kinder kids calling me ‘Ms. María’ isn’t something I thought I would … read more

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Nov 18, 2011

“What will happen next as students face the effects of the state’s disinvestment in education? What will happen next as … read more

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Oct 25, 2010

“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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Oct 23, 2009

“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 20, 2008

“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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Oct 04, 2006

San Antonio (October 4, 2006) – Texas schools are losing one student every four minutes. And the attrition rate gaps … read more

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