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The state board of education has approved four new charter school operators for the 2019-2020 school year, including one in San Antonio.

Promesa Academy is slated to open in one of the poorest zip codes in the city, 78207. 

Texas Education Board Approves 'Ethnic Studies: Mexican-American Studies'

Jun 13, 2018
Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

"Texas education board votes to call long-sought Texas course "Ethnic Studies: Mexican-American Studies"" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

Texas activists pushing for a high school course on Mexican-American history won a hard-fought victory in April, when the State Board of Education voted to create the class. 

SAISD's Harris Middle School has been certified as an IB World School.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Harris Middle School in the San Antonio Independent School District has been certified as an International Baccalaureate school.

Offering the globally-recognized program at more schools is part of the district's five-year plan to increase student success.

From Texas Standard.

In efforts to avoid strict state sanctions, Houston ISD, San Antonio ISD and Waco ISD are all school districts that have recently either considered or adopted plans to consolidate several of their consistently failing public schools into charter school partnerships.

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