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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 – 2023

Jan 26, 2023 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2023 – Highlights to Date Education and Civil Rights – What to Expect in the Year Ahead, by Siliconeer, … read more

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Schools Should Prioritize Prevention, Education and Support Over Exclusionary Discipline in Cases of Identity-Based Bullying and Harassment

Jan 13, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA Statement by Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (Lubbock, Texas • January 12, … read more

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IDRA In the News – 2022

Jan 05, 2023 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2022  TX Teen Taunted For Being Black, Roland Martin Unfiltered, December 27, 2022 Keeping schools safe from racial … read more

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IDRA, Lubbock NAACP join Slaton and Lubbock Families in Demanding End to School-Based Racial Discrimination

Dec 31, 2022 - News Releases

(Lubbock • December 13, 2022) Yesterday, IDRA joined students, families, and the Lubbock NAACP to challenge racially discriminatory practices in … read more

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Virginia’s Anti-Equity Executive Order 1 Does Not Require Schools to Limit Curriculum or Instruction

Nov 15, 2022 - News Releases

IDRA and Partners Publish Analysis with Guidance for School Personnel and Communities (Virginia • November 15, 2022) A new analysis … read more

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Listening Session on Federal Relief – The Next Steps for our Children, Teachers and Parents in Uvalde

Sep 26, 2022 - News Releases

Testimony by Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement Presented before the U.S. Congressional Children’s … read more

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Congressional Children’s Caucus Listening Session in Uvalde Livestream

Sep 26, 2022 - Pressroom

This hearing was held in Uvalde, Texas, by the U.S. Congressional Children’s Caucus on September 26, 2022. Read the testimony … read more

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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 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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