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More than 1 million black and Hispanics students in Texas learn in classrooms with few to no white peers.

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional. The Texas Tribune's recent education series "Dis-Integration" looks into how, more than 60 years later, racial segregation in schools is still impacting students across Texas, including in San Antonio and Edgewood ISDs.

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More than 50,000 students are enrolled in San Antonio Independent School District.

With innovative education programs in the works, ongoing efforts to expand campuses and new construction on bond-approved projects, what challenges and opportunities is SAISD currently facing?

Students pick up transcripts at the Ingram campus of Brightwood College San Antonio after learning their school was closing Dec. 5 2018.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Updated 9 p.m.

Students at Brightwood College in San Antonio were told Wednesday that their school was closing effective immediately.

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Where do we draw the line on what kids can wear to school? Education reporter Krista Torralva of the San Antonio Express-News, Vox culture writer Nadra Nittle and Joy Baskin from the Texas Association of School Boards speak on "The Source."


CAST Med High School will open in the 2019-2020 school year in a former Texa A&M San Antonio building at Brooks City Base.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The third in a series of industry-supported, career-focused high schools is slated to open in August 2019 on San Antonio’s South Side.

The San Antonio Independent School District is partnering with UT Health San Antonio to open CAST Med High School at Brooks City Base.

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Every year, first-generation students across the country step onto college and university campuses that are different from their hometown in every way. Even for those financially and academically prepared, social and emotional challenges can influence their ability to stay and graduate.

This is the first of a five-part special report, "Far From Home."


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One in five young people in the United States are living with a mental health condition but less than half receive the services and support they need to succeed, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Eighth grader Miranda Martinez picks up her iPad at Harris Middle School Sept. 21, 2018.
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

At Harris Middle School, excited students — with parents in tow — waited in line to pick up their iPad Friday.

Verizon Wireless selected Harris and three other middle schools in the San Antonio Independent School District for a digital innovation grant, providing tablets for every teacher and student.


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Austin got rid of its youth curfew ordinance last year out of concern that it was funneling teens into the criminal justice system.

But when it came time for the San Antonio City Council to take a look at its curfew this past spring, it took a different route: rather than criminalizing youth for staying out late, it’s attempting to address why youth are staying out late in the first place.

 


About 40 percent of Texas teachers expect to take on other jobs outside of the classroom in order "to meet family expenses," according to the Texas State Teachers Association.


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