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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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Media contact: Christie L. Goodman, APR, christie.goodman@idra.org or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705.

Aug 10, 2018

News Releases

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

News Releases

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

News Releases

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

News Releases

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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Oct 31, 2017

News Releases

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

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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Oct 28, 2017

News Releases

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

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

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Oct 19, 2017

Media Coverage

IDRA In the News – 2017

Media Coverage 2017 to date A report from the Intercultural Development Research Association says Texas charter schools have a graduation … read more

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