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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.

Rey Saldaña
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Former San Antonio City Council member Rey Saldaña is moving to Washington D.C. to become the President and CEO of the national nonprofit Communities in Schools — which provides case management for students to help them stay in school. 

Harlandale's elected school board listens to community members' concerns about the result of a state investigation into the district's governance and financial management Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.
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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath notified the Harlandale Independent School District Friday that he will not replace the South San Antonio school district’s elected board after all.

Students eat lunch at Castle Hills Elementary in San Antonio's North East school district Jan. 17, 2020.
File Photo | Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

An anonymous donor paid the school cafeteria debt for almost a thousand students in the North East Independent School District last week.

San Antonio ISD high school students hold a news conference to ask for more student input before the district's school board meeting Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

A group of high school students from San Antonio ISD asked the district to listen to students in a more meaningful way when making decisions Monday.

Valerie Morales helps her daughter EllaMae into her coat before leaving an information night about Rodriguez Montessori on Jan. 16, 2020.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

After a year standing empty, Rodriguez Elementary on San Antonio’s West Side is reopening in the fall as a Montessori dual language school. Families looking for a good school welcomed the new addition, but for some families directly impacted by the closure, the reopening rings hollow.

Photos of key events in San Antonio's history of Mexican American civil rights activism line the walls of a news conference announcing the launch of a civil rights institute Jan 21, 2020 at Our Lady of the Lake University.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

An archive of the history of Mexican American civil rights is coming to Our Lady of the Lake University on San Antonio’s West Side.

From Texas Standard:

Over the years, Texas has tried to boost enrollment in college. After all, people with college degrees tend to earn higher wages. But for some first-generation students, many of whom also come from families with low incomes, the transition from high school to college can be daunting. And it's this transition that one education nonprofit says is a blind spot in the Texas education system.

Trustees for San Antonio’s North East Independent School District voted Monday to stop recording the class rank of high school students who fall below the top 10% of their class.

High school students participating in a Model United Nations conference at Trinity University in San Antonio raise their placards to speak during a delegate committee session Jan. 9, 2020.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Less than 48 hours after Iran hit two U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for the death of their military leader, Qassem Soleimani, hundreds of high school students converged in San Antonio for a Model United Nations conference.

Students in charge of organizing the conference told Texas Public Radio’s Camille Phillips that the situation with Iran feels personal for them and their friends.

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.
File Photo | Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

On Oct. 2, Jefferson High School cheerleaders lined the sidewalk of their school to welcome dignitaries to the high-profile launch of the Alamo Colleges’ free tuition program, AlamoPROMISE.