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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, or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705.

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IDRA President’s Message Re: COVID-19 to Our Community Partners 

Mar 23, 2020 - Pressroom

In the wake of the current public health crisis, IDRA is committed to the well-being and health of our staff … read more

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Court Decision on the “Public Charge” Rule Leaves Schools to Fill Gaps to Address Children’s Hunger, Housing Insecurity and Other Needs that Affect their Learning

Jan 27, 2020 - Pressroom

(January 27, 2020) The U.S. Supreme Court issued a dangerous decision today to uphold the Trump Administration’s changes to the … read more

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IDRA In the News – 2019

Nov 24, 2019 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2019 – Highlights to Date Schools and students with disabilities likely to struggle with special ed at a … read more

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Letter Regarding Proposed Changes to Civil Rights Data Collection

Nov 19, 2019 - Pressroom

IDRA submitted the following recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education regarding proposed changes to the mandatory Civil Rights Data … read more

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African American Studies Course Will Have a Significant and Positive Impact on Students Across Texas – Testimony

Nov 13, 2019 - Pressroom

Testimony of IDRA – Presented by Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement before the … read more

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IDRA EAC-South Assists Virginia Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth

Oct 28, 2019 - News Releases

The commission will update Virginia’s standards of learning to be more inclusive of African American contributions Charlottesville, October 28, 2019 … read more

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Joint Letter to TEA Regarding Implementation of the Common Charter Application and Charter Waiting List

Oct 23, 2019 - Pressroom

IDRA and 15 other organizations submitted the following recommendations to the Texas Education Agency regarding implementation of SB 2293 (86th … read more

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Supporting Students in the Wake of Violence – Livestream Event

Sep 18, 2019 - News Releases

School leaders from four communities affected by recent mass shootings and ICE raids to speak (Sept 18, 2019 – San … read more

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School Safety Measures Shouldn’t Harm Students

Jul 25, 2019 - Pressroom

IDRA submitted the following letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs prior to the committee’s … read more

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San Antonio Program Connects Mexican Nationals and Immigrants with Educational Opportunities

Jul 01, 2019 - News Releases

IDRA and the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio Begin New Partnership See PDF (English-Spanish) San Antonio, July  2, 2019 — … read more

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