Education

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.

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.

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A discussion Feb. 21 with experts on the state of education in San Antonio, with an eye to supporting children at risk of dropping out of school.

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The superintendent of Edgewood Independent School District has been put on paid leave after allegations of sexual harassment.

Students walk across the Trinity University campus on Feb. 6, 2018.
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San Antonio’s only highly selective college has received an unprecedented number of applications the past few years.

That’s let Trinity University drop from a 65 percent acceptance rate in 2014 down to a 38 percent acceptance rate this past fall.

UTSA junior Karen Elliot speaks with Mike Flores, who will become the next chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District in the fall during a news conference announcing the On-TRAC program Feb. 20, 2018.
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This fall, students who apply to the University of Texas at San Antonio, but don’t quite qualify for direct admission, will have a new pathway to start at UTSA as sophomores.

Through a program called Transitioning Roadrunners at Alamo Colleges, or On-TRAC, the students will be co-enrolled at the university and one of the community colleges.

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