Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio.

File Photo | Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

The chancellor of The University of Texas System is stepping down from his role in 2018.

William McRaven announced his resignation Friday during a special meeting of the UT System board of regents, which was conducted by telephone and broadcast online.

Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

As students at The University of Texas at San Antonio cram for finals week, Taylor Eighmy is preparing for a test of his own: the launch of a major initiative to expand the university’s downtown campus


Norma Martinez

If you’ve ever eaten at a Mexican restaurant or attended a Mexican wedding — or other celebratory occasion — you’ve probably encountered a band of mariachis.

Now, mariachi music has expanded beyond the usual haunts. Mariachi programs have blossomed in schools nationwide in the last couple of decades.


St. Philip's College is now off warning status, as are San Antonio College and Northeast Vista College.
File Photo | Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio College, Northwest Vista College and St. Philip’s College are no longer at risk of losing their accreditation.

The three schools from the Alamo Colleges District have been taken off warning status by their accrediting organization, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


UIW medical student Edwin Davila talks to a Southside ISD student at a family orientation in the fall of 2017.
Provided | Southside ISD

A few weeks into their first semester at University of the Incarnate Word’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, the 162 students in UIW’s inaugural class were paired up with 27 families from the Southside Independent School District.

For the next two years, the medical students will visit or call the parents, grandparents and students every two weeks. The goal is to help the families improve their health in a part of the region that has some of the worst health outcomes in San Antonio.


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