Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Monday night’s San Antonio ISD Board Meeting was packed with supporters and opponents of a recently enacted change to the districts non-discrimination policy. Some religious and conservative groups oppose the addition of gender identity and other classes while others welcomed the shift of what they say is a more inclusive policy.

 

 

Earlier this summer, KERA reported on a new law that allows certain community colleges in Texas to offer four-year degrees in areas like nursing and early childhood education. Supporters say this will help fill shortages in those fields. But not everyone’s happy about the effort.

Ethnic Studies: A Movement Born Of A Ban

Aug 13, 2017

In Jr Arimboanga's ninth-grade classroom, students learn about critical consciousness: how to read the word, but also the world. It's a concept popularized by a Brazilian educational theorist named Paulo Freire in his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

The class is ethnic studies. It's part of an effort by San Francisco educators like Arimboanga to teach courses centered on the perspectives of historically marginalized groups. Just last year, California passed a law mandating a model ethnic studies curriculum.

From Texas Standard:

Just four days before the start of the special legislative session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has spelled out plans to give longevity bonuses to public school teachers, and boost benefits for retired teachers.

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