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Morgan Craven, J.D.

Secretary

Morgan Craven, J.D., is the International Development Research Association’s National Director of Policy. She supports the integration and coordination of national and state policy reform efforts impacting the education of all students, with special emphasis on minority, low-income, English learner and recent immigrant populations. At the state level, she spearheads IDRA’s critical work in education policy, including school finance, accountability, testing, private vouchers, teacher quality, and EL matters.


Morgan received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Morgan Craven, J.D.

Previously, Morgan directed Texas Appleseed’s School-to-Prison Pipeline Project. In that role, she led and supported local- and statewide campaigns to address the practices and systems that push children out of school and into the justice system. She has presented research and data to policymakers, collaborated with community-based, state, and national advocacy organizations, and developed policies related to school discipline, school policing, and school climate.

Prior to her work at Texas Appleseed, Morgan served as a briefing attorney for Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson at the Supreme Court of Texas and as a staff attorney at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, where she represented students with disabilities, and individuals and families in housing and public benefits case

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