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Juan Tejeda, a retired professor of Mexican-American studies at Palo Alto College, speaks during a news conference about the state board changing the name of a high school version of the course May 30, 2018.
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Supporters of a state-approved high school Mexican-American studies course are calling on the Texas State Board of Education to revert to the course’s commonly used name.

The board changed the course name to Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent when it approved the creation of course curriculum in April.

Business and non-profit members listen to a speaker during a luncheon May 23, 2018 at Fox Tech High School.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Officials with the San Antonio Independent School District are rallying supporters in anticipation of ongoing pushback from groups that don’t like the direction they’re taking the district.

From Texas Standard.

Dr. Diana Natalicio has been called “the voice, the face, the strength and the sheer rock” of the University of Texas at El Paso. Now, after 45 years at the university and 30 years as its president, she has announced plans to retire.

Members of San Antonio Alliance, which represents SAISD teachers, hold up signs protesting Democracy Prep's application to run Stewart Elementary during the Jan. 22, 2018  trustee meeting.
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Less than 6 percent of Stewart Elementary’s current teachers will return this fall when it becomes a Democracy Prep charter school.

The Boerne ISD administration building.
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Teachers, nurses and librarians in the Boerne Independent School District are getting a 3 percent raise next school year.

District officials say they can afford to give staff raises because enrollment is increasing.