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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.

Eighth grader Miranda Martinez picks up her iPad at Harris Middle School Sept. 21, 2018.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

At Harris Middle School, excited students — with parents in tow — waited in line to pick up their iPad Friday.

Verizon Wireless selected Harris and three other middle schools in the San Antonio Independent School District for a digital innovation grant, providing tablets for every teacher and student.


LEE High School  senior Gia Ruiz practices with the  Royal Rubies dance team before  the first home football game of the season Sept 8, 2018. Her team used to be called the Rebel Rousers.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The sound of drum taps and cheers echoed beneath the stands of North East Independent School District’s Heroes Stadium earlier this month as LEE High School students prepared for their first home football game of the season, and the first home game ever under its new name.

 


Vince Kong / Texas Public Radio

Austin got rid of its youth curfew ordinance last year out of concern that it was funneling teens into the criminal justice system.

But when it came time for the San Antonio City Council to take a look at its curfew this past spring, it took a different route: rather than criminalizing youth for staying out late, it’s attempting to address why youth are staying out late in the first place.

 


Rice University is "dramatically expanding" its financial aid offerings, promising full scholarships to undergrads whose families have incomes under $130,000. The school says it wants to reduce student debt — and make it easier for students from low-income families to attend.

"Talent deserves opportunity," Rice President David Leebron said while announcing the plan on Tuesday.

UTSA's downtown campus
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The board of regents for the University of Texas System Thursday approved a request for $70 million from the system’s permanent fund to add two new buildings to the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus.

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