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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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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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Students Tell Texas Attorney General that Racial Discrimination in School is Real

Sep 29, 2021

IDRA Applauds Students Speaking Out Against Texas’ New Classroom Censorship Law (Español) (San Antonio • September 29, 2021) Concerned about … read more

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In memoriam – Mr. Jesse S. Treviño

Sep 09, 2021

(September 9, 2021) It is with sadness that we share the news that Mr. Jesse S. Treviño, former chair of … read more

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New Power Advisory Team Guides Program to Support Budding Teen Software Designers

Aug 31, 2021

San Antonio Middle School Students to Become Software Designers in IDRA & Texas A&M University–San Antonio “VisionCoders™ Program (August 31, 2021) … read more

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Ambassador of Mexico, IDRA Celebrate Donation of Over 100 Laptops to San Antonio Students

Aug 18, 2021

Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages Donates Laptops via IDRA Partnership with Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio (August 18, … read more

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IDRA Report Links Lack of Broadband Access to Student Disengagement

May 19, 2021

“Plugged in, Tuned Out” Shows Problem is Worst in Large Urban School Districts IDRA News Release • San Antonio • … read more

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TEA Announces Release of $11.2 billion in Federal Relief for Schools

May 03, 2021

(April 28, 2021) Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced it will distribute more than $11 billion in COVID-19 relief … read more

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New Coalition Formed to End Pasco County’s Predictive Policing Program

May 03, 2021

IDRA and Group Applaud the U.S. Department of Education’s Investigation into the Program (PASCO COUNTY, Fla. • April 26, 2021) … read more

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New Partnership Launches the Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative

Apr 30, 2021

IDRA Will Co-lead Statewide Effort to Build Policy Agenda for Young English Learners (San Antonio: June 24, 2020, updated April … read more

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Texas Plan Must Address Digital Divide in Education

Apr 21, 2021

IDRA Releases New Report, Launches Video Campaign Addressing Digital Divide IDRA News Release • San Antonio • April 21, 2021 … read more

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Texas Can Better Serve Emergent Bilingual Students

Mar 12, 2021

New Report: Creating a More Bilingual Texas – A Closer Look at Bilingual Education in the Lone Star State (March … read more

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Youth STEM Ambassadors to Peek Inside the World of Aviation and Aerospace

Jan 19, 2021

Dee Howard Foundation Provides Virtual Tours and Curriculum for IDRA Texas Chief Science Officer Students (San Antonio * January 19, … read more

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San Antonio Middle School Students to Become Software Designers

Jan 15, 2021

IDRA & Texas A&M University–San Antonio Launch ‘VisionCoders™’ with $3.89M Federal Grant (San Antonio • January 15, 2021) – San … read more

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