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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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New Texas School Finance Proposals Are a Start, But There is Still Work to Be Done to Ensure Fair Funding for All Students

Mar 11, 2019 - Pressroom

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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TLEC Urges Texas House to Permanently Allow the Use of Individual Graduation Committees

Mar 06, 2019 - Pressroom

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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Reported STAAR Design Flaws in Reading Show Why High-stakes Punishments Should be Removed from the STAAR

Mar 04, 2019 - Pressroom

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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The Texas Latino Education Coalition Applauds the Addition of Latino Senators José Menéndez and Pete Flores to the Higher Education Committee

Mar 01, 2019 - News Releases

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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Increase the Transparency and Efficiency of Charter Schools in Texas

Feb 19, 2019 - Pressroom

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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Without Increased Resources for English Learners, Texas Compromises Education for One-fifth of Students

Feb 14, 2019 - Pressroom

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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Poor Students Are More Likely to Disappear from Schools in Texas – News Release

Jan 31, 2019 - News Releases

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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IDRA Lists Concerns with Proposed Amendments to Title IX Gender Equity Regulations

Jan 30, 2019 - Pressroom

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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Texas High Schools Lost 1 in 5 Students Last Year

Dec 06, 2018 - News Releases

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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Reporter FAQs and Resources Regarding Attrition and Dropout Data

Dec 06, 2018 - Pressroom

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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