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Yesterday the Texas Education Agency released accountability ratings for its 8,600 schools and 1,200 districts and charters. More than 93 percent of districts met state standards. The high passing rate has some wondering if the ratings are representative of a work or college ready students. Bill Hammond outgoing head of the Texas Association of Business says the ratings are participation medals, and largely meaningless.

Ryan Poppe

What is a school board member’s role in improving student performance and how should the state hold them accountable? Those are questions state lawmakers are asking ahead of the 2017 legislative session.

The release of the 2016 school accountability ratings has spurred many conversations this week at the state capitol, including how to help the lowest performing schools.

Education Commissioner Mike Morath said it’s wrong to point the finger at underperforming teachers.

It may have looked like a mass emergency had taken place at Edison High School on Tuesday morning, but rest assured, it was a Mock Disaster Drill. Students from six San Antonio ISD high schools tested their rescue skills while other students acted as victims. The students took their roles very seriously.

"Ok, so his blood pressure is 172 over 60, which is irregular, because he is a trauma patient," says Desiree.

San Antonio Independent School District

 

The San Antonio Independent School District has fired a police officer who threw a 12-year-old girl at Rhodes Middle School to the ground.  The district announced the termination of Officer Joshua Kehm Monday morning.

San Antonio Independent School District

The San Antonio Independent School District is selling off some of its property in hopes of raising enough money for a new district headquarters.

There are about six properties for sale, the prices of which have not been disclosed. Some of the plots of land include the Fox Tech High School softball and football fields, two vacant lots on South Presa Street and Lord Road, and the district’s food service warehouse.  

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