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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.

Republican leaders in Texas are pushing for a bill in the state legislature that could add $9 billion into public education spending. But the push for education reform is nothing new in Texas. Fifty years ago, a San Antonio father named Demetrio Rodriguez demanded fair education for his children, taking his fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

Eighth grader Miranda Martinez picks up her iPad at Harris Middle School Sept. 21, 2018.
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San Antonio ISD trustees unanimously approved contracts Monday night giving outside organizations the authority to manage 18 schools, including some of the district’s most successful specialty schools.

Students in Michelle Olivarri's third grade class celebrate getting the right answer on a computer game in January 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

As a master teacher at the San Antonio Independent School District, Michelle Olivarri gets a $15,000 stipend to teach at a school with a history of low student outcomes.

Students walk across the Palo Alto College campus on a rainy day in December 2017.
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Local education, government and business leaders say a plan to pay for community college for all Bexar County high school graduates could transform San Antonio. Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores is confident that with their support the community college system will be able to launch the initiative next summer.

San Antonio teachers board charter buses to Austin for a rally at the capitol as daybreaks Mar. 11, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Hundreds of educators from across Texas traveled to Austin Monday to spend the first day of their spring break rallying for increased state funding for public schools.

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