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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.

May 13, 2019

News Releases

Equity Concerns Remain as Texas House and Senate Meet to Resolve Differences in School Finance Proposals

IDRA Statement on Texas School Finance Conference Committee Deliberations, May 13, 2019 See pdf version At the start of the … read more

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Apr 30, 2019

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Use Effective Discipline, Not Zero Tolerance – IDRA Testimony Against SB2432

Testimony of IDRA presented for the House Education Committee against SB 2432 allowing mandatory removal of a public school student … read more

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Apr 25, 2019

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Keep Spending Guidelines for Bilingual and Comp Ed Funding

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Public Education Committee on SB4’s proposed elimination of spending guidelines  Morgan Craven, J.D., … read more

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Apr 03, 2019

Media Coverage

IDRA In the News – 2019

Media Coverage 2019 – Highlights to Date Protect college admission laws that reward merit, hard work [op ed], Celina Moreno, … read more

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Mar 26, 2019

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Clearly Define the Role of Law Enforcement in Schools IDRA Testimony on SB1707

Officers Should Not Be Called on to Handle School Disciplinary Matters Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee … read more

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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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