Education

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An estimated 14 percent of the San Antonio population lives with a disability, according to census data from 2011-2015

The Texas Legislature’s special session starts Tuesday. At the top of Gov. Greg Abbott’s education agenda: school choice for special-needs students.

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Nearly 25 percent of people in San Antonio have obtained some college credit, but have not completed their program or degree.

A new, local initiative called Upgrade is working to help adults figure out how best to approach completing their college education.

Launched in April, the program's goal is two-fold: Higher educational attainment as a personal investment, to improve quality of life on the individual level, and as a means to spur overall economic development in San Antonio.

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A coalition of 40 local organizations is working to ensure that by 2024, every young person in San Antonio has access to out-of-school programs to help them grow, learn and thrive.

House Easily Passes Bill Overhauling School Ratings

May 3, 2017
Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

 

The House passed a major overhaul Wednesday of a rating system that would give schools and districts grades between A and F.

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