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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).

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Dec 06, 2018

News Releases

Texas High Schools Lost 1 in 5 Students Last Year

It Has Taken Over 3 Decades to Improve by Just 11 Points  33rd Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released … read more

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Dec 06, 2018

Pressroom

Reporter FAQs and Resources Regarding Attrition and Dropout Data

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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Nov 16, 2018

Media Coverage

IDRA In the News – 2018

Media Coverage 2018 – Highlights to Date Reporte de estudio con estudiantes de la prepa / Después de 26 años … read more

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Sep 27, 2018

News Releases

Teachers Prepared to Serve Today’s Classrooms

Report Provides 15-Year Synthesis of IDRA’s “Transition to Teaching” Program (September 27, 2018) A report released today outlines the contributions … read more

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Sep 25, 2018

News Releases

IDRA Statement Regarding Incident in La Joya ISD

We at IDRA feel terrible for the kindergarten girl who told her family she was abused at an elementary school … read more

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Sep 12, 2018

News Releases

New IDRA President & CEO Named

Celina Moreno, J.D., Will Assume New Role February 1, 2019 San Antonio (September 12, 2018) – IDRA is pleased to … read more

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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

Pressroom

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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