Alamo Colleges

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A feel-good recognition during a state board meeting Thursday turned into a surprise for Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes when a college administrator told the board course transfer issues are common place, even when students follow state transfer plans called fields of study.

Students climb the stairs of the Chance Academic Center on the San Antonio College campus in June, 2018.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Tuition will go up $13 a credit hour at the Alamo Colleges next spring.

The community college district’s board of trustees voted last Saturday to raise tuition from $86 to $99 a credit hour, bringing the cost for the average course to $297.

Loretta Nieto from Southside High School and Adriana Tapia from Frank L.  Madla High School are part of the first cohort of early college high school graduates at Palo Alto College.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

On Saturday, 204 high school seniors will be awarded associate degrees from Palo Alto College before earning their high school diploma.

They’re the first cohort to benefit from Palo Alto’s tuition-free early college high school programs, launched in 2014. According to school officials, 88 percent of students who signed up for the program four years ago earned enough college credits to graduate.

Northside ISD built a new fine arts building at Holmes High School with the proceeds from its last bond in 2014.
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Updated 10:53 a.m. with runoff election results for Alamo Colleges.

Northside Independent School District’s almost $850 million bond has passed, with the approval of almost 70 percent of voters.

Other results included, Southwest ISD incumbent trustees Florida Bernal, James Sullivan, Jr. and Keith Byrom were re-elected, each earning more than double the votes of their challengers.

File Photo | Ryan Loyd | TPR News

A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor is making it a little easier for San Antonio area residents to learn how to code.

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