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

Feb 10, 2011

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Dont Repeat Past Wrongs in Texas Education

Insufficient Attention and Lack of Investment in Education Helped Put Texas Where it Is Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo … read more

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Oct 28, 2010

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Attrition Social Media Release

Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2009-10, Released by IDRA Go to traditional news release in English or in Spanish News … read more

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Oct 28, 2010

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Download Graphics – Attrition Study

Download Graphics from Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2017-18 Schools are twice as likely to lose Hispanic students and Black … read more

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Oct 28, 2010

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más de 3 millones de estudiantes han abandonado las escuelas

Desde 1986 más de 3 millones de estudiantes han abandonado las escuelas secundarias en Texas antes de graduarseEstudio sobre la … read more

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Oct 25, 2010

News Releases

More than 3 Million Students Have Been Lost – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2009-10

“The prospect of losing another 2 to 3 million students leaves no doubt that we must take immediate, comprehensive action,” … read more

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Jul 12, 2010

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Quality Schools Action Framework

A Quality Schools Action Framework™New IDRA Book Frames School Change for Student Success San Antonio (July 13, 2010) – At … read more

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Jul 09, 2010

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Rio Grande Valley Communities Mobilize to Improve Valley Schools

Rio Grande Valley Communities Mobilize to Improve Valley SchoolsCommunity Leaders will Dialogue with White House Officials What: ¡YA! Es Tiempo … read more

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Mar 25, 2010

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IDRA Rejects Appeals Court Conclusions

IDRA Rejects Appeals Court Conclusions about Texas’ Education of English Language Learner StudentsA Statement by Dr. María "Cuca" Robledo Montecel, … read more

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Dec 02, 2009

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Without Fair Funding

Without Fair Funding, Most Texas Schools Struggle to SucceedState Has Backed Away from Fair Funding of Schools “Children are ready … read more

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Oct 23, 2009

News Releases

Texas School Attrition Rate Declines, But Gaps Among Racial-Ethnic Groups Persist – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2008-09

“One in three freshmen disappear by their senior year. At a time when education makes a world of difference, we … read more

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