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Fifty years ago, a group of students at Texas State University took a stand against the war in Vietnam. The students, nicknamed the San Marcos 10, faced serious consequences for that stand. Their example and the consequences that followed still echo across college campuses today.

Former astronaut Bernard Harris Jr, a 1974 graduate of Sam Houston High School, talks about his experience in space with students in the school's P-Tech program Nov. 11, 2019.
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Ninth graders in Sam Houston High School's new P-Tech program had a chance to talk science with the first African American to walk in space Monday.

Bernard Harris Jr., a 1974 graduate of Sam Houston, is a former astronaut who spent more than 400 hours in space.

Southside ISD spokesman Randy Escamilla helps students grab shovels for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a medical clinic next to the district's central office Nov. 5, 2018.
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While Texas is responsible for educating more rural students than any other state in the country — nearly 700,000 — it’s not doing as much for those students as most other states in two key areas. That’s according to a new report from the Rural Schools and Community Trust.

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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Updated Oct. 28: The Southside Independent School District sent a letter to parents Monday notifying them that a state-issued ID is no longer required to gain full access to its campuses.

Superintendent Mark Eads said in the letter that school visitors can show any form of government-issued photo ID to gain entry to Southside campuses.

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Three teenagers were arrested and charged with terroristic threat following a lockdown at Roosevelt High School Tuesday morning.

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.

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Dual-language programs continue to grow in popularity throughout Bexar County as demand increases for curriculum that teaches multilingualism alongside standard subjects. At some schools, waiting lists contain hundreds of names.


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A new county-wide pilot program aims to lower barriers to higher education for students coming from the foster care system. 


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.

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