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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 – Putting Children First (or view the pdf).

IDRA’s President & CEO is Dr. Maria “Cuca” Robledo MontecelSee her bio, external profiles, videos and photos on Flickr

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Media contact: Christie L. Goodman, APR, christie.goodman@idra.org or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705.

Mar 07, 2017

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Determining the True Costs of Educating Underserved Students – Cost Study of Bilingual/ESL and Compensatory Education

Cost Study of Bilingual/ESL and Compensatory Education, Invited Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA National Director of … read more

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Jan 25, 2017

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Testimony – Equity Matters for All Schoolchildren

Equity Matters for All Schoolchildren School Finance Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director … read more

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Jan 24, 2017

Media Coverage

IDRA In the News – 2016

Media Coverage 2016 Al alza tasas de deserción escolar. Aplican a rajatabla ‘Cero tolerancia,’ Edelia Hernández, El Manana, December 9, … read more

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Dec 01, 2016

News Releases

Zero Tolerance Policies Push Students Away

High Attrition Rates of Black Students and Hispanic Students Are Linked to Exclusionary Discipline News Release: San Antonio (December 1, … read more

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Nov 21, 2016

News Releases

Texas High Schools Stand to Lose Over 2 Million Students in Coming Years

IDRA Forecast Analysis: At Our Current Pace in Texas, Universal High School Education is Two Decades Away News Release: San … read more

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Nov 14, 2016

News Releases

Temporary Policy Relieves High-Stakes for 6,000 Students

Use of Individual Graduation Committees Unlocks Diplomas for Qualified Students News Release: San Antonio (November 14, 2016) – Students who … read more

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Nov 01, 2016

News Releases

Despite Graduation Rate Progress, Texas Appears Stuck at Losing One-Fourth of High Schoolers

31st Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released by IDRA News Release: San Antonio (November 1, 2016) – Earlier this … read more

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Sep 15, 2016

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Texas Needs to Keep Its Eye on the Ball – Keep the Public in Public Schools

School Choice Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., and Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., before the Texas … read more

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Dec 08, 2015

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The State of Texas Open-Enrollment Charter Schools and a Modest Proposal to Diversify and Improve Public Charter Schools

Charter School Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA National Policy Director before the Texas … read more

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Oct 29, 2015

News Releases

Almost 100,000 Students from the Class of 2015 were Lost from Texas High Schools – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2014-15

30th Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released by IDRA (October 29, 2015) – Texas high schools lost 99,297 students, … read more

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