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The San Antonio Independent School District celebrated a decisive victory last night with more than 70 percent of voters approving two measures on the ballot—a  $450 million bond, and a 13 cent property tax rate increase.  SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez says the additional money will pay for renovation projects, technology and for the salaries of teachers of after school and summer programs.

 

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The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has confirmed a case of tuberculosis in an individual at Lanier High School in the San Antonio Independent School District.

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A proposed $450 million bond and tax rate increase could pay to renovate aging campuses, provide new technologies and offer after school and summer programs in the San Antonio Independent School District.

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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.

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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.

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