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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 – Putting Children First (or view the pdf).

IDRA’s President & CEO is Dr. Maria “Cuca” Robledo MontecelSee her bio, external profiles, videos and photos on Flickr

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Sep 27, 2018

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Teachers Prepared to Serve Today’s Classrooms

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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Sep 25, 2018

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IDRA Statement Regarding Incident in La Joya ISD

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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Sep 12, 2018

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New IDRA President & CEO Named

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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Aug 10, 2018

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Six Teens Win 2018 National Essay Contest Awards

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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Apr 26, 2018

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State of Preschool Report Shows Texas Lags on Quality

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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Apr 18, 2018

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

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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Apr 04, 2018

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What the Research Says on Expanding High Quality Educational Opportunities for All Students

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee, April 4, 2018. Presented by David Hinojosa, National Director of Policy See … read more

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Mar 28, 2018

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Board Statement on Dr. Robledo Montecel Retirement; Names Executive Search Firm

San Antonio (March 27, 2018) – IDRA President & CEO Dr. Marí­a “Cuca” Robledo Montecel has announced her intention to … read more

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Mar 19, 2018

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Equity and Meaningful Educational Opportunity for All

Invited Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director of Policy, before the Texas School Finance Commission, March … read more

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Dec 13, 2017

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Texas Charter School System Suffers Low Graduation Rates

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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