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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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IDRA In the News – 2020

Jul 20, 2020 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2020 – Highlights to Date Southwest ISD gets donation of bilingual books for students, by SBG San Antonio, … read more

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IDRA Analysis Shows Texas Public Schools Could Lose Additional $38.7 Million to Private Schools Under New U.S. Department of Education Rule

Jul 17, 2020 - News Releases

(San Antonio • July 17, 2020) – New analysis by IDRA shows that 185 Texas public school districts may have … read more

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Supreme Court Ruling Widens the Door to Use Public Funds for Vouchers and Religious Schools

Jul 01, 2020 - Pressroom

(San Antonio: July 1, 2020) Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must allow religious schools to participate in … read more

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New Partnership Launches the Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative

Jun 24, 2020 - News Releases

IDRA Will Co-lead Statewide Effort to Build Policy Agenda for Young English Learners (San Antonio: June 24, 2020) IDRA is … read more

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IDRA Lauds Supreme Court Decision to Keep DACA Alive, Urges Schools to Affirm Immigrant Rights

Jun 18, 2020 - Pressroom

San Antonio, June 18, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration improperly rescinded DACA, keeping … read more

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IDRA Praises Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Rights of LGBTQ Employees to be Free From Discrimination

Jun 15, 2020 - Pressroom

San Antonio, June 15, 2020, 2020 – IDRA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act … read more

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IDRA Statement in Support of Black Lives

Jun 05, 2020 - Pressroom

Amidst the collective demonstrations demanding justice all over the country and the world, IDRA stands in solidarity with all who … read more

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Minneapolis School Board Unanimously Votes to Terminate Contract with Police Department

Jun 03, 2020 - Pressroom

June 3, 2020 – Last night, the Minneapolis Board of Education voted unanimously to terminate its contract with the Minneapolis … read more

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Minneapolis School Board Resolution Would End Contract with Police Department – IDRA Statement

Jun 01, 2020 - Pressroom

June 1, 2020 – In response to the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, the Minneapolis Board of Education will consider … read more

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Chief Science Officer Teens Get Creative to Promote STEM While Navigating School Closures

May 27, 2020 - News Releases

IDRA Texas CSOs serve as STEM ambassadors in their school communities San Antonio, May 27, 2020 – IDRA’s Texas Chief … read more

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