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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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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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A&M-Commerce Partners with IDRA for Groundbreaking Collaboration

Dec 08, 2020

IDRA will provide curriculum & teach an online elective Social Justice Through Education Policy course this spring (December 4, 2020 … read more

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IDRA Delivers Laptops to South San Antonio ISD Students

Nov 20, 2020

Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages Donated Laptops through a Partnership with Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio and IDRA … read more

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IDRA Launches Education Policy Fellows Program

Nov 11, 2020

Fellows Will Engage a Network of Impacted Communities to Transform Education Policymaking   (San Antonio * August 28, 2020) – IDRA’s new Education Policy … read more

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Virginia Commission Supported by IDRA Finds Black History is Incomplete in State Curriculum

Sep 02, 2020

Recommendations Informed by IDRA’s Framework for Culturally Responsive Education (San Antonio • September 2, 2020) This week, the Virginia Commission … read more

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San Antonio City Council Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis

Aug 20, 2020

IDRA Testifies in Support (San Antonio • August 20, 2020) Today, the San Antonio City Council supported a resolution declaring … read more

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IDRA Analysis Shows Texas Public Schools Could Lose Additional $38.7 Million to Private Schools Under New U.S. Department of Education Rule

Jul 17, 2020

(San Antonio • July 17, 2020) – New analysis by IDRA shows that 185 Texas public school districts may have … read more

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Chief Science Officer Teens Get Creative to Promote STEM While Navigating School Closures

May 27, 2020

IDRA Texas CSOs serve as STEM ambassadors in their school communities San Antonio, May 27, 2020 – IDRA’s Texas Chief … read more

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IDRA, Partners Provide South Texas Families Tech Support for Distance Learning During COVID-19 Crisis for Virtual Classroom

May 14, 2020

(Spanish version below) San Antonio, May 14, 2020 — IDRA launched a partnership with two community-based organizations in the Texas … read more

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Free Webinars on Education for Immigrant Families

May 11, 2020

IDRA Launches Bilingual Online Portal to Continue Assistance with the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio During COVID-19 Closures San Antonio, … read more

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IDRA Provides Bilingual Books to Young Learners in San Antonio School Districts to Diminish Digital Divide Effects Exacerbated by COVID-19

May 07, 2020

San Antonio, May 7, 2020 — For many years before the COVID-19 outbreak, IDRA has worked with schools and communities … read more

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Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition Sends COVID-19 Recommendations to State Leaders

Apr 23, 2020

Multi-sector Coalition Cautions Leaders to Distribute Emergency Funds Equitably San Antonio, April 22, 2020 – Today, the Texas Legislative Education … read more

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A Win for Equity – Texas Board to Adopt Curriculum Standards for African American Studies Course in Historic Vote

Apr 16, 2020

San Antonio, April 16, 2020 – IDRA applauds the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) for its preliminary approval today … read more

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IDRA EAC-South Assists Virginia Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth

Oct 28, 2019

The commission will update Virginia’s standards of learning to be more inclusive of African American contributions Charlottesville, October 28, 2019 … read more

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Supporting Students in the Wake of Violence – Livestream Event

Sep 18, 2019

School leaders from four communities affected by recent mass shootings and ICE raids to speak (Sept 18, 2019 – San … read more

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San Antonio Program Connects Mexican Nationals and Immigrants with Educational Opportunities

Jul 01, 2019

IDRA and the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio Begin New Partnership See PDF (English-Spanish) San Antonio, July  2, 2019 — … read more

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Chief Science Officers™ Program in San Antonio  Boosts Student Leadership & Diversity in STEM Education

Jun 18, 2019

IDRA and Alamo STEM Ecosystem Welcome Business and Community Partners to Show Students How STEM is in Action in San … read more

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Advisory – Chief Science Officers™ Showcase Event

Jun 14, 2019

Student Chief Science Officers Program in San Antonio will Bolster Student Leadership & Diversity in STEM Education  What:     This showcase … read more

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Equity Concerns Remain as Texas House and Senate Meet to Resolve Differences in School Finance Proposals

May 13, 2019

IDRA Statement on Texas School Finance Conference Committee Deliberations, May 13, 2019 See pdf version At the start of the … read more

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