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Educator and Student Support

Curriculum Quality and Access

To create true opportunities for all of our children, we must commit to high-quality curriculum for all students. Students of all backgrounds and every zip code need our support to be prepared for the opportunities of today and tomorrow.

The rigor of school curriculum is a key indicator for whether a student will graduate from high school and earn a college degree.

To educate our growing diverse student population, IDRA works with schools to foster learning environments that are inclusive of students from dramatically different backgrounds from themselves and fellow students.

Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Ethnic studies courses benefit all students. Culturally-sustaining curriculum has a positive impact on students’ academic and community engagement. IDRA has a number of resources and provides training and customized technical assistance that supports educators in offering ethnic studies courses in public schools. Learn more

Early Childhood Education in Schools

Successful early childhood programs take what we know from brain research and what experts understand about young children and how they learn. See IDRA resources for schools, including our Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ early childhood bilingual supplemental curriculum. Learn more

College Access and Preparation

We need our children to be successful in school. We need them to graduate and have options to either attend college or join the workforce. Students should have access to high-level coursework and graduate from high school prepared for college and beyond. See IDRA’s research highlights. See IDRA’s dramatically-successful dropout prevention program, Valued Youth Partnership. IDRA’s ground-breaking report, College Bound and Determined, profiled what happens when a school district raises expectations for students instead of lowering them. IDRA’s Ready Texas studies examined the impact of Texas’ weakened graduation requirements passed in 2013 (House Bill 5).


The IDRA EAC-South is one of four federally-funded centers that provide technical assistance and training at the request of school districts and other responsible governmental agencies to build capacity of local educators to ensure a more equitable learning environment for all students. See website

IDRA Contract Services

IDRA provides on-site and virtual training and technical assistance to thousands of teachers and students across the country and to schools, school districts and other groups. Sample service package include: