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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

Morgan Craven, J.D., is IDRA’s National Director of Policy – See her bio.

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Media contact: Christie L. Goodman, APR, christie.goodman@idra.org or 210-444-1710, ext. 1705

IDRA Files Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit on Behalf of Student, Business and Higher Education Organizations in a Reckless Case Challenging Texas Tuition Laws

Aug 05, 2022

Injunction Could Cost Universities Millions, Reduce Funds for Academics and Supports for Texas Students (August 5, 2022) IDRA filed an … read more

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Supreme Court Should Reaffirm Diversity as Compelling Interest, Uphold Holistic College Admissions

Aug 04, 2022

IDRA Signs onto Amicus Brief Spotlighting Student Voices Urging the Court Not to Censor their Racial and Ethnic Identity in … read more

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Supreme Court Further Erodes Separation of Church and State in Public Schools

Jun 28, 2022

Public School Employees Should Not Elevate Any Faith Over Another In yet another opinion centering extremist views, the U.S. Supreme … read more

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Supreme Court Allows Use of Public Funds for Religious Instruction, Giving License to State-Subsidized Discrimination  

Jun 22, 2022

(June 22, 2022) Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states providing tuition assistance to secular … read more

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Centering Community as We Mourn for Uvalde

Jun 01, 2022

The horrifying school shooting in Uvalde this week has shaken us all, in Texas and across the country. We are … read more

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IDRA Denounces Court Ruling Jeopardizing Texas’ Dream Act

Apr 13, 2022

(April 13, 2022) On Friday, a federal judge appointed by President Trump ruled that federal immigration law preempts Texas’ in-state … read more

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Students Deserve Access to Books and Curricula that Reflect Their Experiences

Apr 07, 2022

IDRA Statement on U.S. House Hearing “Free Speech Under Attack: Book Bans & Academic Censorship” April 7, 2022 Today, the … read more

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Georgia Education Advocates Condemn the Passage of HB 1084 and HB 1178

Apr 01, 2022

(April 1, 2022 • Atlanta) Today, the Georgia Senate passed HB 1084, which defines race and racism as “divisive concepts” … read more

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IDRA Celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility

Mar 31, 2022

IDRA supports books and inclusive curricula that affirm trans youth Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Within our organization … read more

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IDRA Stands in Solidarity with Transgender Youth

Oct 20, 2021

IDRA Statement of Support for Transgender Students after Callous Passage of Texas House Bill 25 (San Antonio • October 20, … read more

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Texas Doubles Down on Classroom Censorship at Students’ Expense

Sep 03, 2021

IDRA Statement on SB 3 Passage (September 3, 2021) Last night, the Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 3, a classroom … read more

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Texas Schools Need Federal Relief Funds Now! – IDRA Statement

Apr 19, 2021

Students pay the price as Texas leaders sit on federal funds (San Antonio • April 19, 2021 • versión en … read more

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Police in Schools Harm Students – IDRA Statement

Feb 02, 2021

IDRA Condemns Excessive Police Violence in Osceola County, Florida, and Calls for Supporting Black Students in Schools  (February 3, 2021) … read more

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IDRA Recommendations to Members of the President-elect Biden Education Transition Team

Dec 08, 2020

As President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris prepare to take office in January 2021, their transition teams are working with … read more

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Tighter Census Bureau Deadline Delivers Blow to Communities with Hard-to-Count Populations

Aug 18, 2020

With Changes and Action, We Are Capable of Getting a Complete Census Count   Statement by Dr. Bricio Vasquez, IDRA … read more

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Supreme Court Ruling Widens the Door to Use Public Funds for Vouchers and Religious Schools

Jul 01, 2020

(San Antonio: July 1, 2020) Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must allow religious schools to participate in … read more

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IDRA Lauds Supreme Court Decision to Keep DACA Alive, Urges Schools to Affirm Immigrant Rights

Jun 18, 2020

San Antonio, June 18, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration improperly rescinded DACA, keeping … read more

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IDRA Praises Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Rights of LGBTQ Employees to be Free From Discrimination

Jun 15, 2020

San Antonio, June 15, 2020 – IDRA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today that Title VII of the Civil Rights … read more

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IDRA Statement in Support of Black Lives

Jun 05, 2020

Amidst the collective demonstrations demanding justice all over the country and the world, IDRA stands in solidarity with all who … read more

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Minneapolis School Board Unanimously Votes to Terminate Contract with Police Department

Jun 03, 2020

June 3, 2020 – Last night, the Minneapolis Board of Education voted unanimously to terminate its contract with the Minneapolis … read more

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