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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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Low Funding for Educating ELLs

Feb 26, 2015 - News Releases

Low Funding for Educating ELLs Affects Students Across Texas New Research on Education of English Learners in Middle School and … read more

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Texas High School Attrition Rates Dip One Percentage Point –Texas Public School Attrition Study 2013-14

Oct 28, 2014 - News Releases

San Antonio (October 28, 2014) – The Texas high school attrition rate has declined from 25 percent last year to … read more

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Court Rules Again: Texas School Funding Must Serve All Students Equitably

Sep 28, 2014 - Pressroom

• by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel • IDRA Newsletter • September 2014 • IDRA Statement on the Texas District Court Ruling on … read more

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Six Teens Win 2014 National Essay Contest Award

May 30, 2014 - News Releases

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Tell How the Program has Helped Them “I never wanted to come to school, but … read more

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HB5 Does Not Have to Block Students from College

Apr 17, 2014 - Pressroom

San Antonio City Council Encourages College Preparation for All Students Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Intercultural Development Research … read more

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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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