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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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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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Opportunity Matters – The Call to Increase Excellence and Equity

Jun 09, 2011 - Pressroom

Testimony by the Intercultural Development Research Association Presented to the U.S. Department of Education, Equity and Excellence Commission June 8, … read more

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Texas School Funding Must Serve All Students Equitably

May 26, 2011 - Pressroom

Texas School Funding Must Serve All Students Equitably IDRA Perspectives on 2011 Texas School Funding Equity and Related Budget Issues … read more

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Young Tutors Win National Essay Contest Award

May 18, 2011 - Pressroom

“I don’t want to go back to the way things were before. I only want to become even better at … read more

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Equal Access to a Quality Education

May 09, 2011 - Pressroom

Equal Access to a Quality Education – The Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation New Orleans • March 29, 2011 … read more

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Five Texas Regions

Apr 04, 2011 - Pressroom

Five Texas Regions Have Persistently High Student Attrition RatesRacial-Ethnic Gaps Have Increased in All Regions View news release as pdf … read more

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Testimony on Senate SB53

Apr 01, 2011 - Pressroom

Testimony of IDRA on Senate SB53 by Senator ZaffiriniPresented by Albert Cortez Ph.D., IDRA Policy Director Before the Texas Senate … read more

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TACHE Keynote Address

Feb 11, 2011 - Pressroom

Keynote Address – Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education February 1, 2011, Austin, Texas Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, … read more

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Dont Repeat Past Wrongs in Texas Education

Feb 10, 2011 - Pressroom

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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Attrition Social Media Release

Oct 28, 2010 - Pressroom

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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