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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, or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705.

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IDRA EAC-South Assists Virginia Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth

Oct 28, 2019 - News Releases

The commission will update Virginia’s standards of learning to be more inclusive of African American contributions Charlottesville, October 28, 2019 … read more

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Joint Letter to TEA Regarding Implementation of the Common Charter Application and Charter Waiting List

Oct 23, 2019 - Pressroom

IDRA and 15 other organizations submitted the following recommendations to the Texas Education Agency regarding implementation of SB 2293 (86th … read more

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Supporting Students in the Wake of Violence – Livestream Event

Sep 18, 2019 - News Releases

School leaders from four communities affected by recent mass shootings and ICE raids to speak (Sept 18, 2019 – San … read more

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School Safety Measures Shouldn’t Harm Students

Jul 25, 2019 - Pressroom

IDRA submitted the following letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs prior to the committee’s … read more

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San Antonio Program Connects Mexican Nationals and Immigrants with Educational Opportunities

Jul 01, 2019 - News Releases

IDRA and the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio Begin New Partnership See PDF (English-Spanish) San Antonio, July  2, 2019 — … read more

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Chief Science Officers™ Program in San Antonio  Boosts Student Leadership & Diversity in STEM Education

Jun 18, 2019 - News Releases

IDRA and Alamo STEM Ecosystem Welcome Business and Community Partners to Show Students How STEM is in Action in San … read more

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Advisory – Chief Science Officers™ Showcase Event

Jun 14, 2019 - News Releases

Student Chief Science Officers Program in San Antonio will Bolster Student Leadership & Diversity in STEM Education  What:     This showcase … read more

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Equity Concerns Remain as Texas House and Senate Meet to Resolve Differences in School Finance Proposals

May 13, 2019 - News Releases

IDRA Statement on Texas School Finance Conference Committee Deliberations, May 13, 2019 See pdf version At the start of the … read more

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Use Effective Discipline, Not Zero Tolerance – IDRA Testimony Against SB2432

Apr 30, 2019 - Pressroom

Testimony of IDRA presented for the House Education Committee against SB 2432 allowing mandatory removal of a public school student … read more

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Keep Spending Guidelines for Bilingual and Comp Ed Funding

Apr 25, 2019 - Pressroom

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Public Education Committee on SB4’s proposed elimination of spending guidelines  Morgan Craven, J.D., … read more

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