Education

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Jewish Federation of San Antonio, Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio

Lisa Barry teaches fifth grade English language arts and social studies at Woodridge Elementary in San Antonio’s Alamo Heights Independent School District. She has crafted an entire literature unit revolving around tolerance. Barry uses Holocaust history and survivor stories to help students identify and understand prejudice and how to take action against it. In the years that Barry has taught the course, she has only come across one parent who expressed concerns about the subject matter.  


From Texas Standard:

Harvard College is facing a major discrimination suit, alleging that its system of considering race as a factor in making admission decisions has systematically excluded some Asian-American applicants in order to hold slots open for students of other races. In 2016, the Supreme Court sided with the University of Texas when a white woman claimed she was denied admission on the basis of race. That case, Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, reaffirmed that race *could be used as one factor among many in college admissions." In recent years, that's been the official position of the U.S. Department of Education and the Justice Department.

But that's about to change.

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The Texas education commissioner has started the process of returning authority over the Edgewood Independent School District to elected school board members.

The South SAN ISD administrative building.
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The South San Antonio Independent School District will ask voters to approve a 13 cent property tax rate increase Aug. 14.

Trustees approved the proposed increase Wednesday night by a 5 to 2 vote.

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The state board of education has approved four new charter school operators for the 2019-2020 school year, including one in San Antonio.

Promesa Academy is slated to open in one of the poorest zip codes in the city, 78207. 

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