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IDRA 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. 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

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Texas School Counselors Raise Concerns about College Advising

Dec 12, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA Releases Study of the Role of Middle School Counselors in Supporting Students’ College Readiness (December 12, 2023) A decade … read more

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Trellis Foundation Announces $1M in Grants Supporting Higher Education Policy Fellowships

Dec 05, 2023 - News Releases

(December 5, 2024) We are thrilled to share the news that IDRA is among four advocacy nonprofits in Texas to … read more

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Students’ Racial Diversity Should be Celebrated, Not Minimized or Erased 

Jul 28, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA Statement  Supreme Court Ignores History & Precedent in Finding UNC and Harvard Affirmative Action Programs Unconstitutional IDRA condemns today’s … read more

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Court Sides with UNT by Reversing Anti-Immigrant Tuition Challenge

Jul 12, 2023 - News Releases

Fifth Circuit Court Decision Reverses District Court Order in Young Conservatives of Texas v. Neal Smatresk et al. (San Antonio • … read more

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Trust Teachers to Provide Accurate and Inclusive Education

May 12, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA School Resource Hub Provides Tools for Teaching About Race and Gender (May 12, 2023) In today’s climate of classroom … read more

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End Identity-based Bullying in Texas Schools – News Conference for Hearing on HB 4625

Apr 17, 2023 - News Releases

(April 17, 2023 • Austin) Families, advocates and policymakers spoke for House Bill 4625 to strengthen Texas laws prohibiting and … read more

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Bill Filed: Texas Must Prohibit and Prevent Racial Bullying in Schools

Mar 10, 2023 - News Releases

Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus, Texas Legislative Black Caucus and IDRA Call on the Legislature to Protect Students from Identity-based Bullying … read more

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UNT Court Case Underscores Threat to Texas’ Higher Education and Students

Feb 13, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA & Presidents’ Alliance React to Oral Arguments in University of North Texas Case (Washington, D.C. • February 13, 2023) … read more

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Schools Should Prioritize Prevention, Education and Support Over Exclusionary Discipline in Cases of Identity-Based Bullying and Harassment

Jan 13, 2023 - News Releases

IDRA Statement by Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (Lubbock, Texas • January 12, … read more

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IDRA In the News – 2022

Jan 05, 2023 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2022  TX Teen Taunted For Being Black, Roland Martin Unfiltered, December 27, 2022 Keeping schools safe from racial … read more

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