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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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Federal Grant to Help Expand Relationship Between Parent and Community Groups

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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Attrition Rate Decline Appears Promising – Though High Schools are Still Losing One in Four Students

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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Six Teens Win National Essay Contest Award

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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High School Attrition Continues Downward Trend, Effect of Recent Budget Cuts Looms – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2010-11

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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More than 3 Million Students Have Been Lost – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2009-10

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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Texas School Attrition Rate Declines, But Gaps Among Racial-Ethnic Groups Persist – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2008-09

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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Eight Texas Regions Have Higher School Attrition Rates than Two Decades Ago – Texas Regional Attrition Study 2006-07

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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Race-Ethnicity Gap Among Dropouts Continues to Grow – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2005-06

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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