Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio.

From Texas Standard:

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is giving headaches to some of the state’s lawmakers, but it may be a self-inflicted ailment. In 2013, the Legislature scaled back the panel’s regulatory powers in an effort to give university leaders more of a role in determining what’s best for their students and institutions.

 

From Texas Standard:

When it comes to what kids can be taught in Texas public school classrooms, one evergreen issue has persisted: the theory of evolution.

It has been 158 years since Charles Darwin wrote his treatise on the origin of species. He was far from the first to suggest an evolutionary basis for biology, and he was far from the last to assert that evolution is not necessarily incompatible with longstanding religious beliefs.

San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity

The San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity District will re-open on Monday after being closed last week by the Texas Education Agency. 

From Texas Standard:

Selene Moreno is a senior at Benito Juarez-Abraham Lincoln High School in La Joya, Texas. She says she’s looking forward to graduation.

“I’m planning to become a physical therapist after I graduate from high school and I’m planning on going to Texas A&M,” Moreno says.

The state is taking over the Southside Independent School District, following an investigation that found bad management and possible criminal violations.

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