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Community organizers with the COPS/Metro Alliance speaks to the Southside school board Oct. 17, 2019 as a mom who was denied access to her son's school wipes away a tear.
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Southside Independent School District officials say they’re following state law by requiring guardians to show a Texas form of ID before allowing them inside schools. However, the Texas Education Code doesn’t require state-issued IDs. It gives districts the option of asking school visitors for government-issued photo IDs, but it doesn’t say that the ID has to be issued by Texas.

Student workers Alyssa Alviar and Jaqueline Brown talk to financial literacy coach Enida Rehome and student success director Liz Castillo at the opening ceremony for St. Philip's College's student support center Safe Space.
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All five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District now have resource centers to meet the needs of low-income students.

St. Philip’s College celebrated the opening of its Safe Space Student Advocacy Center Thursday.

Arianna Wagner, 5, looks up as an announcement plays on the PA system at a meet-the-teacher event Aug. 9, 2019 at YWLA Primary. She said she likes going to an all-girls school "because everybody is pretty and I like pretty things."
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The number of students attending the San Antonio Independent School District this school year is nearly the same as last year, marking a potentially significant shift from a decades-long trend of declining enrollment.

Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores, center, is greeted by Jefferson High School cheerleaders as he arrives at the launch ceremony for AlamoPromise Oct. 2, 2019.
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The Alamo Colleges District officially launched its AlamoPromise scholarship Wednesday with a celebratory ceremony and a new online registration portal.

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The San Antonio metropolitan area has the highest poverty rate in the country out of the 25 largest metro areas, according to 2018 survey estimates released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Joseph Treviño represented NEISD's District 3, which includes most of the LEE High School attendance zone.
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A trustee for the North East Independent School District resigned from his position Wednesday, four months after his colleagues on the board voted to formally reprimand him for what they described as a misuse of power.

HOLT CAT CEO Peter J. Holt, left, and former Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus watch students at the Pre-K 4 SA North Education Center say the pledge of allegience during a news conference announcing their effort to extend funding for Pre-K 4 SA.
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A group of prominent San Antonio leaders and philanthropists launched a steering committee Monday to prepare for the 2020 election to renew local funding for Pre-K 4 SA.

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Students in Odessa returned to class on Tuesday, many of them dressed in yellow. It was planned by Odessa High School’s student council to show support, and convey a sense of hope, after the recent mass shooting that killed one of their classmates, 15-year-old Leilah Hernandez.

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A program that notifies schools when their students have been exposed to trauma outside of school is expanding across Bexar County this fall.

The San Antonio Police Department is offering the service to any school in their jurisdiction after piloting it in 50 schools on the East Side last spring.

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