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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 Dr. Maria “Cuca” Robledo MontecelSee her bio, external profiles, videos and photos on Flickr

David G. Hinojosa, J.D., is IDRA’s National Director of PolicySee his bio.

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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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Jan 28, 2014

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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Dec 05, 2012

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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Jun 09, 2011

Opportunity Matters: The Call to Increase Excellence and Equity Testimony by the Intercultural Development Research Association Presented to the U.S. … read more

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