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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.

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The Texas Education Agency met Monday’s deadline to submit a revised school accountability plan to the U.S. Department of Education, as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The revised plan made public Tuesday has higher academic performance standards, one of the key requests federal officials made in its initial feedback.

UTSA graduate student Daniela Salinas poses for a portrait in the nursery of La Trinidad United Methodist Church Jan. 5, 2018. As president of Students Raising Children Salinas helped launch a child care program at the church.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

When the spring semester starts Monday at the University of Texas at San Antonio, child care will be available for parents taking evening courses at its downtown campus.

It’s a day student parents on campus have been working towards for three years.

School lockers in a charter school hallway in November 2017.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The Texas Education Agency has less than a week to revise its plan to hold schools accountable, as required by the federal law known as the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The U.S. Department of Education asked the agency to make significant changes to its plan when it gave the state initial feedback just before the Christmas holiday.

Bilingual teacher Yvonne Velasco, right, helps fourth-grader Nimzy Ballinas spread masa on a corn husk to make a tamale at De Zavala Elementary Dec. 21, 2017.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Every Christmas for more than 25 years, De Zavala Elementary in the San Antonio Independent School District has invited families to celebrate the holidays a bit early by making tamales together.

This year the school’s fourth graders carried on the tradition.


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Updated 12/19 11:15 a.m.

When the exclusions and exceptions the state grants charter schools are stripped away, Texas charter schools have an average graduation rate almost 30 percentage points lower than the state’s traditional school districts.


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