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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.

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IDRA Files Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit on Behalf of Student, Business and Higher Education Organizations in a Reckless Case Challenging Texas Tuition Laws

Aug 05, 2022 - News Releases

Injunction Could Cost Universities Millions, Reduce Funds for Academics and Supports for Texas Students (August 5, 2022) IDRA filed an … read more

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Supreme Court Should Reaffirm Diversity as Compelling Interest, Uphold Holistic College Admissions

Aug 04, 2022 - News Releases

IDRA Signs onto Amicus Brief Spotlighting Student Voices Urging the Court Not to Censor their Racial and Ethnic Identity in … read more

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IDRA In the News – 2022

Aug 03, 2022 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2022 – Highlights to Date Author of “critical race theory” ban says Texas schools can still teach about … read more

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IDRA Launches Resource Hub to Promote Accurate and Inclusive Education

Aug 01, 2022 - News Releases

New Hub Provides Lesson Plans and Tools for Teaching History and Current Events About Race and Gender in Today’s Classroom … read more

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Supreme Court Further Erodes Separation of Church and State in Public Schools

Jun 28, 2022 - News Releases

Public School Employees Should Not Elevate Any Faith Over Another In yet another opinion centering extremist views, the U.S. Supreme … read more

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Supreme Court Allows Use of Public Funds for Religious Instruction, Giving License to State-Subsidized Discrimination  

Jun 22, 2022 - News Releases

(June 22, 2022) Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states providing tuition assistance to secular … read more

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Texas High Schools Reach All-Time Low Attrition Rate but Still Lose 80,000 Students

Jun 14, 2022 - News Releases

IDRA Study Gives a First Look at the Pandemic’s Effect on Attrition Rates San Antonio (June 14, 2022) – The … read more

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Download Graphics – Attrition Study

Jun 13, 2022 - Pressroom

Download Graphics from Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2020-21 Schools are twice as likely to lose Hispanic students and Black … read more

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Reporter FAQs and Resources Regarding Attrition and Dropout Data

Jun 13, 2022 - Pressroom

IDRA conducted Texas’ first-ever comprehensive statewide study of high school dropouts in 1986. Before then, no one knew the extent … read more

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Centering Community as We Mourn for Uvalde

Jun 01, 2022 - News Releases

The horrifying school shooting in Uvalde this week has shaken us all, in Texas and across the country. We are … read more

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