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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.

Feb 19, 2019

Pressroom

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

Pressroom

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 30, 2019

Pressroom

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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Dec 06, 2018

Pressroom

Reporter FAQs and Resources Regarding Attrition and Dropout Data

IDRA conducted Texas’ first-ever comprehensive statewide study of high school dropouts in 1986. Before then, no one knew the extent … read more

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Nov 16, 2018

Media Coverage

IDRA In the News – 2018

Media Coverage 2018 – Highlights to Date Cae tasa de deserción escolar del 24 al 22%. Es la más baja … read more

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Sep 27, 2018

News Releases

Teachers Prepared to Serve Today’s Classrooms

Report Provides 15-Year Synthesis of IDRA’s “Transition to Teaching” Program (September 27, 2018) A report released today outlines the contributions … read more

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Sep 25, 2018

News Releases

IDRA Statement Regarding Incident in La Joya ISD

We at IDRA feel terrible for the kindergarten girl who told her family she was abused at an elementary school … read more

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Sep 12, 2018

News Releases

New IDRA President & CEO Named

Celina Moreno, J.D., Will Assume New Role February 1, 2019 San Antonio (September 12, 2018) – IDRA is pleased to … read more

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