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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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Media contact: Christie L. Goodman, APR, christie.goodman@idra.org or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705.

Mar 11, 2019

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New Texas School Finance Proposals Are a Start, But There is Still Work to Be Done to Ensure Fair Funding for All Students

See PDF version San Antonio (March 11, 2019) – For the past five decades, IDRA has stood at the forefront of … read more

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Mar 06, 2019

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TLEC Urges Texas House to Permanently Allow the Use of Individual Graduation Committees

Testimony of the Texas Latino Education Coalition for HB 851 Before the Texas House Public Education Committee, Presented by Morgan … read more

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Mar 04, 2019

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Reported STAAR Design Flaws in Reading Show Why High-stakes Punishments Should be Removed from the STAAR

San Antonio (March 4, 2019) – When tests are tied to high-stakes consequences, they can deny capable, motivated students the opportunity … read more

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Mar 01, 2019

News Releases

The Texas Latino Education Coalition Applauds the Addition of Latino Senators José Menéndez and Pete Flores to the Higher Education Committee

San Antonio (March 1, 2019) – The Texas Latino Education Coalition (TLEC) applauds the addition of Latino Senators José Menéndez, (D26) … read more

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Feb 19, 2019

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Increase the Transparency and Efficiency of Charter Schools in Texas

Support a legislative agenda for all Texas students in 2019 and level the playing field for public schools In February … read more

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Feb 14, 2019

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Without Increased Resources for English Learners, Texas Compromises Education for One-fifth of Students

Invited testimony of IDRA presented for the House Public Education Committee on the recommendations of the Texas Commission on Public … read more

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Jan 31, 2019

News Releases

Poor Students Are More Likely to Disappear from Schools in Texas – News Release

The Attrition Rates for Poor Students is 29 Times Higher than for other Texas Students San Antonio (January 31, 2019) … read more

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Jan 31, 2019

Media Coverage

IDRA In the News – 2019

Media Coverage 2018 – Highlights to Date Nonprofit helps students earn education, land local jobs, Alex Caprariello, KXAN Austin, February 6, 2019 … read more

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Jan 30, 2019

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IDRA Lists Concerns with Proposed Amendments to Title IX Gender Equity Regulations

IDRA submitted the following comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX federal policy … read more

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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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