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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.

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Free Webinars on Education for Immigrant Families

May 11, 2020 - News Releases

IDRA Launches Bilingual Online Portal to Continue Assistance with the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio During COVID-19 Closures San Antonio, … read more

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IDRA Provides Bilingual Books to Young Learners in San Antonio School Districts to Diminish Digital Divide Effects Exacerbated by COVID-19

May 07, 2020 - News Releases

San Antonio, May 7, 2020 — For many years before the COVID-19 outbreak, IDRA has worked with schools and communities … read more

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Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition Sends COVID-19 Recommendations to State Leaders

Apr 23, 2020 - News Releases

Multi-sector Coalition Cautions Leaders to Distribute Emergency Funds Equitably San Antonio, April 22, 2020 – Today, the Texas Legislative Education … read more

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A Win for Equity – Texas Board to Adopt Curriculum Standards for African American Studies Course in Historic Vote

Apr 16, 2020 - News Releases

San Antonio, April 16, 2020 – IDRA applauds the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) for its preliminary approval today … read more

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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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Testimony on Texas Senate Bill 11 Interim Monitoring and Implementation Regarding Threat Assessments, School Safety and Discipline

Mar 18, 2020 - Pressroom

Testimony of IDRA Presented on March 18, 2020 See PDF version Chairman Taylor and Senate Education Committee members, thank you … 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 A Unique Blend of Research, Policy, Practice and Engagement to Impact Public Education for All … 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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