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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).

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Jul 25, 2017

Speeches and Testimony

Considerations for Studying the True Costs of Educating Underserved Students – Testimony July 25, 2017

HB 121 – Cost Study of Bilingual/ESL and Compensatory Education IDRA Testimony – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director … read more

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Jul 21, 2017

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Keeping the Public in Public Education – Testimony July 21, 2017

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee, July 21, 2017 See testimony in PDF Thank you for allowing … read more

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Jun 01, 2017

News Releases

Six Young Tutors Win 2017 National Essay Contest Awards

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives (June 1, 2017) Six students … read more

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Apr 18, 2017

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Advancing Equity and Adequacy Through Comprehensive School Finance Reform

Invited Testimony of IDRA on SB 2145 before the Texas Senate Education Committee – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA … read more

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Apr 05, 2017

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The Texas Top Ten Percent’s Legacy in Supporting Equal Access to Higher Education

Testimony Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director of Policy, Intercultural Development Research Association, Before the Texas Senate Higher Education Committee, … read more

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Mar 21, 2017

Pressroom

Vouchers with No Real Safeguards and No Civil Rights Protections are “Civil Wrongs”

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee, March 21, 2017 See PDF version Thank you for allowing the … read more

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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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