Education

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.

McQueeney Elementary Principal Yomeida Guerra, right, speaks to Children at Risk president Bob Sanborn at a news conference announcing the group's 2018 school rankings May 21, 2018.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Texas advocacy and research group Children at Risk is shining a light on schools that help students growing up in poverty succeed academically.

The organization published its 2018 school rankings Monday, comparing schools that serve students from similar economic backgrounds.

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.

From Texas Standard.

On October 2, 1989, the Texas Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state’s school finance system was unequal. The case was Edgewood ISD versus Kirby, pitting San Antonio’s Edgewood Independent School District against the state education commissioner at the time, William Kirby.

Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Independent School District is letting more than 150 employees go at the end of the school year to help offset a $31 million budget shortfall.

District trustees unanimously approved the layoffs Monday night in front of an emotional standing-room only crowd.

 


Ranad Humeidi moved to San Antonio when she was in high school to escape the Syrian civil war. She found a home in the UTSA science labs.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Updated 12:26 p.m. May 14

Ranad Humeidi found a home in the science labs at the University of Texas at San Antonio after moving here her senior year of high school to escape the Syrian civil war.

She graduates Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in biology.


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