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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 here

Morgan Craven, J.D., is IDRA’s National Director of Policy – See her bio.

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IDRA In the News – 2020

Sep 14, 2020 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2020 – Highlights to Date Vital Conversations: Raising The Bar For Educational Equity, Youth Success In San Antonio, … read more

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State Board of Education Should Vote Against All New Charter Proposals

Sep 10, 2020 - Pressroom

IDRA Testimony on Item 1: Consideration of the Commissioner of Education’s Generation 25 Open-Enrollment Charter School Proposals, Presented by Dr. … read more

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

Sep 02, 2020 - News Releases

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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IDRA Launches Education Policy Fellows of Color Program

Aug 28, 2020 - News Releases

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

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San Antonio City Council Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis

Aug 20, 2020 - News Releases

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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Tighter Census Bureau Deadline Delivers Blow to Communities with Hard-to-Count Populations

Aug 18, 2020 - Pressroom

With Changes and Action, We Are Capable of Getting a Complete Census Count   Statement by Dr. Bricio Vasquez, IDRA … 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 - News Releases

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

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Supreme Court Ruling Widens the Door to Use Public Funds for Vouchers and Religious Schools

Jul 01, 2020 - Pressroom

(San Antonio: July 1, 2020) Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must allow religious schools to participate in … read more

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New Partnership Launches the Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative

Jun 24, 2020 - News Releases

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

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IDRA Lauds Supreme Court Decision to Keep DACA Alive, Urges Schools to Affirm Immigrant Rights

Jun 18, 2020 - Pressroom

San Antonio, June 18, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration improperly rescinded DACA, keeping … read more

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