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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

Jun 02, 2023 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2023 – Highlights to Date Uvalde-driven school safety bill could put a gun in every school and a … read more

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End Identity-based Bullying in Texas Schools – News Conference for Hearing on HB 4625

May 17, 2023 - News Releases

(April 17, 2023 • Austin) Families, advocates and policymakers spoke for House Bill 4625 to strengthen Texas laws prohibiting and … read more

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Trust Teachers to Provide Accurate and Inclusive Education

May 12, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA School Resource Hub Provides Tools for Teaching About Race and Gender (May 12, 2023) In today’s climate of classroom … read more

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Bill Filed: Texas Must Prohibit and Prevent Racial Bullying in Schools

Mar 10, 2023 - News Releases

Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus, Texas Legislative Black Caucus and IDRA Call on the Legislature to Protect Students from Identity-based Bullying … read more

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UNT Court Case Underscores Threat to Texas’ Higher Education and Students

Feb 13, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA & Presidents’ Alliance React to Oral Arguments in University of North Texas Case (Washington, D.C. • February 13, 2022) … 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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