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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 Policy – See her bio.
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The coalition against #HB3979 held a virtual press conference featuring students, teachers, educators and superintendents who oppose HB 3979 (Texas … read moreRead More
Response to Public Interim Charge 1(f) Texas House Public Education Committee Submitted by Alycia Castillo, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition … read moreRead More
IDRA Submits Letter to Members of the Texas State Board of Education See letter PDF IDRA (Intercultural Development Research Association) … read moreRead More
National Organization Joint Statement Endorsing California Proposition 16 September 29, 2020 See PDF version On behalf of The Leadership Conference … read moreRead More
House Public Education Committee Should Promote Community-Based Approaches IDRA Testimony on Interim Charge 1B: Monitoring Implementation of HB 22 and … read moreRead More
IDRA Testimony on Interim Charge 2: Evaluate Ongoing Costs Associated with Implementation of HB 3 (86, R) Submitted by Dr. … read moreRead More
IDRA Testimony on Interim Charge 1A: Monitor implementation of HB 3(86, R) Submitted by Dr. Chloe Latham Sikes before House … read moreRead More
IDRA Testimony on Item 1: Consideration of the Commissioner of Education’s Generation 25 Open-Enrollment Charter School Proposals, Presented by Dr. … read moreRead More
September 1, 2020 See PDF version To: Chairman Chris Turner CC: Rep. Lynn Stucky, Rep. Lorraine Birabil, Rep. Angie Chen … read moreRead More
September 1, 2020 See PDF version Dear Chair Turner and House Higher Education Committee Members, We write to you as … read moreRead More
Testimony of IDRA Presented on March 18, 2020 See PDF version Chairman Taylor and Senate Education Committee members, thank you … read moreRead More
IDRA submitted the following recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education regarding proposed changes to the mandatory Civil Rights Data … read moreRead More
Testimony of IDRA – Presented by Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement before the … read moreRead More
Testimony of IDRA presented for the House Education Committee against SB 2432 allowing mandatory removal of a public school student … read moreRead More
Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Public Education Committee on SB4’s proposed elimination of spending guidelines Morgan Craven, J.D., … read moreRead More
Officers Should Not Be Called on to Handle School Disciplinary Matters Testimony of IDRA presented for the Senate Education Committee … read moreRead More
Testimony of the Texas Latino Education Coalition for HB 851 Before the Texas House Public Education Committee, Presented by Morgan … read moreRead More
Invited testimony of IDRA presented for the House Public Education Committee on the recommendations of the Texas Commission on Public … read moreRead More
IDRA submitted the following comments on January 30, 2019, in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to … read moreRead More