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.

Members of San Antonio Alliance, which represents SAISD teachers, hold up signs protesting Democracy Prep's application to run Stewart Elementary during the Jan. 22, 2018  trustee meeting.
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San Antonio Alliance, which represents teachers and support staff employed by the San Antonio Independent School District, says district officials broke the law when it authorized a charter school to run Stewart Elementary in January.

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Leaders in the field of education from San Antonio and beyond gathered at the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum on March 6, 2018 for the third annual Regional PK-12 Public Education Forum. From the keynote speaker, Dr. Steven Barnett, to the panel discussion, an emphasis was placed on early childhood education, especially in the years prior to kindergarten. The panel also discusses the importance of qualified teachers, and ways to encourage educators to strive for the goal of becoming a “master teacher.”

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Experts agree that early exposure to schooling is key to a child's brain development and ability to learn skills. 

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Almost 61 percent of full-time students are graduating from Texas public universities in six years, according to a report released this week by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Northwest Vista College in December 2017.
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At least five school districts and one community college in the San Antonio area have received threats of violence in the last two weeks.