Education

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There are at least 760 charter schools operating in Texas as of the 2016-2017 school year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded education institutions for school-age students grades K-12. State law gives the Texas education commissioner the authority to grant charters contingent to state board approval.

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On Fronteras:

  • Residents of a poor El Paso neighborhood accuse a school district of environmental discrimination over a proposed bus hub (0:17).
  • A struggling Dallas high school turns itself around through the efforts of a new principal (8:52).
  • A religious order of sisters opened the first Catholic church and school for African-Americans in San Antonio 125 years ago (14:40).


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San Antonio virtual reality toy company Merge VR wants to capitalize on its informal successes in the classroom.


The South SAN ISD administrative building.
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The South San Antonio Independent School District will ask voters to approve a 13 cent property tax rate increase Aug. 14.

Trustees approved the proposed increase Wednesday night by a 5 to 2 vote.

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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. 

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