Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio. Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Education News Fund, including H-E-B, Art and Sandy Nicholson, The Flohr Family Foundation, Holly and Alston Beinhorn, Valero Energy Foundation, 2Tarts Bakery in New Braunfels, Andeavor, and IDEA Public Schools. Other contributors include Shari Albright, Holt Cat and Dee Howard Foundation.

Stewart parent Maria Navarro, right, waits to speak about Democracy Prep's application to run her son's school with a group of teachers and union representatives Jan. 22, 2018.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Independent School District is contracting with a New York-based charter school organization to run one of its elementary schools next school year.

File Photo | Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Updated 4:25 p.m. with comment from Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra.

Under the watchful eye of a state-appointed conservator for the past two years, South San Antonio Independent School District has returned to complete local control.

Norma Martinez / Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio has been following the path of Mexican-American studies in Texas public schools.

Last week we visited a San Antonio high school that’s implementing a Mexican-American course as an elective.


From Texas Standard.

Based on a Houston Chronicle investigation that found the Texas Education Agency had capped access to special education services, the U.S. Department of Education has concluded that Texas violated federal law in a deliberate effort to lower the number of students receiving aid.

From Texas Standard.

Twenty-three percent of the students in Fort Worth ISD are black. But according to a recent report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 62 percent of all girls suspended in the district last school year were African-American. Fort Worth ISD administrators are looking into why this is happening in their district.

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