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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).

IDRA’s President & CEO is Celina Moreno, J.D.See her bio

Morgan Craven, J.D., is IDRA’s National Director of PolicySee her bio.

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Apr 30, 2019

Testimony of IDRA presented for the House Education Committee against SB 2432 allowing mandatory removal of a public school student … read more

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Apr 25, 2019

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Public Education Committee on SB4’s proposed elimination of spending guidelines  Morgan Craven, J.D., … read more

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Mar 26, 2019

Officers Should Not Be Called on to Handle School Disciplinary Matters Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee … read more

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Mar 06, 2019

Testimony of the Texas Latino Education Coalition for HB 851 Before the Texas House Public Education Committee, Presented by Morgan … read more

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Feb 14, 2019

Invited testimony of IDRA presented for the House Public Education Committee on the recommendations of the Texas Commission on Public … read more

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Jan 30, 2019

IDRA submitted the following comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX federal policy … read more

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Apr 04, 2018

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee, April 4, 2018. Presented by David Hinojosa, National Director of Policy See … read more

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Mar 19, 2018

Invited Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director of Policy, before the Texas School Finance Commission, March … read more

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Aug 08, 2017

Testimony of IDRA presented for the House Public Education Committee, August 8, 2017 See PDF version Thank you for allowing the … read more

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Jul 25, 2017

HB 234 – Increasing the Weight for Compensatory Education Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director … read more

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Jul 25, 2017

HB 197 – Increasing the Weight for Bilingual/ESL Education IDRA Testimony – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director of … read more

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Jul 25, 2017

HB 121 – Cost Study of Bilingual/ESL and Compensatory Education IDRA Testimony – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director … read more

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Jul 21, 2017

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee, July 21, 2017 See testimony in PDF Thank you for allowing … read more

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Apr 18, 2017

Invited Testimony of IDRA on SB 2145 before the Texas Senate Education Committee – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA … read more

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Apr 05, 2017

Testimony Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director of Policy, Intercultural Development Research Association, Before the Texas Senate Higher Education Committee, … read more

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Mar 21, 2017

Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee, March 21, 2017 See PDF version Thank you for allowing the … read more

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Mar 07, 2017

Cost Study of Bilingual/ESL and Compensatory Education, Invited Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA National Director of … read more

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Jan 25, 2017

Equity Matters for All Schoolchildren School Finance Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director … read more

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Sep 15, 2016

School Choice Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., and Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., before the Texas … read more

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Dec 08, 2015

Charter School Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA National Policy Director before the Texas … read more

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