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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, christie.goodman@idra.org or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705.

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Texas Parents and Civil Rights Groups Call for High Quality Curriculum

Jan 28, 2014 - Pressroom

Testimony of Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., Senior Education Specialist, Intercultural Development Research Association, Member of the Texas Latino Education Coalition Presented … read more

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Texas Must Provide

Jan 27, 2014 - Pressroom

Texas Must Provide Equitable and Excellent Education for Children of All Backgrounds and Every Zip Code Paula Johnson, M.A., Austin … read more

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Texas Students Need Our Support

Nov 12, 2013 - News Releases

Texas Students Need Our Support – Not New Barriers – to Get an Excellent Education Laurie Posner, MPA, Austin Chamber … read more

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Overall Texas High School Attrition Rates Take Another Step Forward – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2012-13

Oct 29, 2013 - News Releases

San Antonio (October 29, 2013) – The Texas high school attrition rate has continued its downward trend. IDRA’s latest annual attrition … read more

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Federal Grant to Help Expand Relationship Between Parent and Community Groups

Apr 10, 2013 - News Releases

Federal Grant to Help Expand Relationship Between Parent and Community Groups in the Rio Grande Valley PTA Comunitario Model Shows … read more

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Dr Albert Cortez Testifies in School Finance Case

Dec 05, 2012 - Pressroom

IDRA Director of Policy, Dr. Albert Cortez, Testifies in School Finance Case Analysis Shows Wide Funding Disparities – Educational Opportunity … read more

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Attrition Rate Decline Appears Promising – Though High Schools are Still Losing One in Four Students

Oct 29, 2012 - News and Updates

Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2011-12 San Antonio (October 30, 2012) – The Texas high school attrition rate is below … read more

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Cant Wait to Celebrate

Aug 10, 2012 - Pressroom

Can’t Wait to Celebrate 100% Graduation in Texas Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO, on … read more

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Six Teens Win National Essay Contest Award

Jun 17, 2012 - News Releases

• IDRA Newsletter • June – July 2012 • “Pre-kinder kids calling me ‘Ms. María’ isn’t something I thought I would … read more

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High School Attrition Continues Downward Trend, Effect of Recent Budget Cuts Looms – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2010-11

Nov 18, 2011 - News Releases

“What will happen next as students face the effects of the state’s disinvestment in education? What will happen next as … read more

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