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IDRA 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. 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

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Media contact: Thomas Marshall III, M.Ed.,, or 210-444-1710, ext. 1808, or Christie L. Goodman, APR, Fellow PRSA, or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705.

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IDRA In the News – Recent Years Index

Apr 14, 2024 - Media Coverage

See links to recent IDRA media coverage. Media Coverage 2024 Media Coverage 2023 Media Coverage 2022 Media Coverage 2021 Media … read more

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Solar Eclipse Activities and Information at Home

Apr 05, 2024 - News Releases

We’ve pulled together some activities and resources for families to use at home for the 2024 solar eclipse. Enjoy! Get … read more

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IDRA In the News – 2024

Mar 28, 2024 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2024 – To Date Preyor-Johnson: Meet the students hoping to make Mexican American Studies a core class, by … read more

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IDRA Names Youth Advisory Board Members

Mar 27, 2024 - IDRA Newsletter

Five High School Students Serve as Advisors for Education Equity Initiatives While Learning New Skills (San Antonio • March 27, … read more

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IDRA In the News – 2023

Mar 27, 2024 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2023  PEN America Joins Seven Other Groups to Support Lawsuit to Overturn Texas Book Ban Law As Unconstitutional, … read more

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Voucher Bill Harms Georgia’s Public School Students

Mar 20, 2024 - Pressroom

Statement by IDRA and GYJC Opposing Senate Bill 233 (Atlanta – March 20, 2024) Today, the Georgia General Assembly approved … read more

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Student Research Team Calls for Expansion of Mexican American Studies

Mar 19, 2024 - News Releases

IDRA Releases MAS for Our Schools Report (San Antonio • March 19, 2024) Mexican American Studies enriches students’ learning of … read more

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Texas School Counselors Raise Concerns about College Advising

Dec 12, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA Releases Study of the Role of Middle School Counselors in Supporting Students’ College Readiness (December 12, 2023) A decade … read more

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Trellis Foundation Announces $1M in Grants Supporting Higher Education Policy Fellowships

Dec 05, 2023 - News Releases

(December 5, 2024) We are thrilled to share the news that IDRA is among four advocacy nonprofits in Texas to … read more

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Students’ Racial Diversity Should be Celebrated, Not Minimized or Erased 

Jul 28, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA Statement  Supreme Court Ignores History & Precedent in Finding UNC and Harvard Affirmative Action Programs Unconstitutional IDRA condemns today’s … read more

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