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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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Teachers Prepared to Serve Today’s Classrooms

Sep 27, 2018 - News Releases

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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IDRA Statement Regarding Incident in La Joya ISD

Sep 25, 2018 - News Releases

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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New IDRA President & CEO Named

Sep 12, 2018 - News Releases

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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Six Teens Win 2018 National Essay Contest Awards

Aug 10, 2018 - News Releases

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives (August 9, 2018) Six students … read more

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State of Preschool Report Shows Texas Lags on Quality

Apr 26, 2018 - News Releases

But the San Antonio Community’s Commitment to Young Children is Long-standing San Antonio (April 26, 2018) – A new state-by-state report … read more

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PreK Report Shows State Policies Weak on Meeting Needs of English Learners

Apr 18, 2018 - News Releases

The State of Preschool 2017 Released by National Institute for Early Education Research (April 18, 2018, New Brunswick, NJ) More than … read more

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What the Research Says on Expanding High Quality Educational Opportunities for All Students

Apr 04, 2018 - Pressroom

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee, April 4, 2018. Presented by David Hinojosa, National Director of Policy See … read more

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Board Statement on Dr. Robledo Montecel Retirement; Names Executive Search Firm

Mar 28, 2018 - Pressroom

San Antonio (March 27, 2018) – IDRA President & CEO Dr. Marí­a “Cuca” Robledo Montecel has announced her intention to … read more

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Equity and Meaningful Educational Opportunity for All

Mar 19, 2018 - Pressroom

Invited Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director of Policy, before the Texas School Finance Commission, March … read more

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Texas Charter School System Suffers Low Graduation Rates

Dec 13, 2017 - News Releases

The Class of 2016 saw Graduation Rates of 62% in Charter Schools compared to 90% in Traditional Public Schools News … read more

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