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Eighth grader Miranda Martinez picks up her iPad at Harris Middle School Sept. 21, 2018.
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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.

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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.


About 40 percent of Texas teachers expect to take on other jobs outside of the classroom in order "to meet family expenses," according to the Texas State Teachers Association.

Carillo Elementary, Aug. 23, 2018
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Updated at 4:50 p.m.

The board for the South San Antonio Independent School District approved the district’s 2018-2019 budget Wednesday night without filling a roughly $3 million deficit.

Trustees also voted to give staff a slight raise.

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Texas has made an effort to crack down on teachers and coaches who have sex and other inappropriate relationships with their students. Is it enough?