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IDRA 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. 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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Reporter FAQs and Resources Regarding Attrition and Dropout Data

Jun 13, 2022 - Pressroom

IDRA conducted Texas’ first-ever comprehensive statewide study of high school dropouts in 1986. Before then, no one knew the extent … read more

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Centering Community as We Mourn for Uvalde

Jun 01, 2022 - News Releases

The horrifying school shooting in Uvalde this week has shaken us all, in Texas and across the country. We are … read more

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SPLC, ACLU-GA, IDRA Increase Efforts to Support Students and Educators After Georgia Gov. Kemp Signs Curriculum Censorship Bills

Apr 28, 2022 - News Releases

Atlanta, Ga. • April 28, 2022 – The ACLU of Georgia (ACLU-GA), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and IDRA … read more

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IDRA Denounces Court Ruling Jeopardizing Texas’ Dream Act

Apr 13, 2022 - News Releases

(April 13, 2022) On Friday, a federal judge appointed by President Trump ruled that federal immigration law preempts Texas’ in-state … read more

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Students Deserve Access to Books and Curricula that Reflect Their Experiences

Apr 07, 2022 - News Releases

IDRA Statement on U.S. House Hearing “Free Speech Under Attack: Book Bans & Academic Censorship” April 7, 2022 Today, the … read more

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Georgia Education Advocates Condemn the Passage of HB 1084 and HB 1178

Apr 01, 2022 - News Releases

(April 1, 2022 • Atlanta) Today, the Georgia Senate passed HB 1084, which defines race and racism as “divisive concepts” … read more

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IDRA Celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility

Mar 31, 2022 - Pressroom

IDRA supports books and inclusive curricula that affirm trans youth Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Within our organization … read more

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IDRA’s 2022 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows to Study K-12 and College Spending Patterns and Priorities During COVID-19

Mar 24, 2022 - News Releases

Dr. Vanessa Sansone, Dr. Davíd Martínez Named as Fellows San Antonio, March 24, 2022 – IDRA has named University of … read more

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IDRA Launches ‘Southern Education Equity Network’ to Support Family & Community Advocates

Mar 14, 2022 - News Releases

SEEN’s New Virtual Tool Will Help Students, Families and Educators Stand Up for Accurate and Inclusive Education (Atlanta • March … read more

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Books Empower Us to Radically Hope

Mar 12, 2022 - Pressroom

• Michelle Castillo, Ed.M. • March 12, 2022 • Remarks at March for Education on the Texas Capitol Note: Students … read more

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