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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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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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The Texas Latino Education Coalition Applauds the Addition of Latino Senators José Menéndez and Pete Flores to the Higher Education Committee

Mar 01, 2019

San Antonio (March 1, 2019) – The Texas Latino Education Coalition (TLEC) applauds the addition of Latino Senators José Menéndez, (D26) … read more

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Poor Students Are More Likely to Disappear from Schools in Texas – News Release

Jan 31, 2019

The Attrition Rates for Poor Students is 29 Times Higher than for other Texas Students San Antonio (January 31, 2019) … read more

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Texas High Schools Lost 1 in 5 Students Last Year

Dec 06, 2018

It Has Taken Over 3 Decades to Improve by Just 11 Points  33rd Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released … read more

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Teachers Prepared to Serve Today’s Classrooms

Sep 27, 2018

Report Provides 15-Year Synthesis of IDRA’s “Transition to Teaching” Program (September 27, 2018) A report released today outlines the contributions … read more

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IDRA Statement Regarding Incident in La Joya ISD

Sep 25, 2018

We at IDRA feel terrible for the kindergarten girl who told her family she was abused at an elementary school … read more

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New IDRA President & CEO Named

Sep 12, 2018

Celina Moreno, J.D., Will Assume New Role February 1, 2019 San Antonio (September 12, 2018) – IDRA is pleased to … read more

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Six Teens Win 2018 National Essay Contest Awards

Aug 10, 2018

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives (August 9, 2018) Six students … read more

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State of Preschool Report Shows Texas Lags on Quality

Apr 26, 2018

But the San Antonio Community’s Commitment to Young Children is Long-standing San Antonio (April 26, 2018) – A new state-by-state report … read more

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PreK Report Shows State Policies Weak on Meeting Needs of English Learners

Apr 18, 2018

The State of Preschool 2017 Released by National Institute for Early Education Research (April 18, 2018, New Brunswick, NJ) More than … read more

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Texas Charter School System Suffers Low Graduation Rates

Dec 13, 2017

The Class of 2016 saw Graduation Rates of 62% in Charter Schools compared to 90% in Traditional Public Schools News … read more

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Texas High School Attrition Reaches All-Time Low of 29% for Hispanic Students

Oct 31, 2017

Statewide Rate Returns to 24% After One Year Bump 32st Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released by IDRA San … read more

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Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – School Opening Alert and Resources

Oct 28, 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • October 2017 • This alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. … read more

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Castro Announces Nearly $4 Million for Education

Oct 05, 2017

We’re pleased to share with you this announcement from Congressman Joaquin Castro. We especially are looking forward to continuing our work … read more

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Six Young Tutors Win 2017 National Essay Contest Awards

Jun 01, 2017

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives (June 1, 2017) Six students … read more

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Zero Tolerance Policies Push Students Away

Dec 01, 2016

High Attrition Rates of Black Students and Hispanic Students Are Linked to Exclusionary Discipline News Release: San Antonio (December 1, … read more

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Texas High Schools Stand to Lose Over 2 Million Students in Coming Years

Nov 21, 2016

IDRA Forecast Analysis: At Our Current Pace in Texas, Universal High School Education is Two Decades Away News Release: San … read more

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Temporary Policy Relieves High-Stakes for 6,000 Students

Nov 14, 2016

Use of Individual Graduation Committees Unlocks Diplomas for Qualified Students News Release: San Antonio (November 14, 2016) – Students who … read more

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