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Business and non-profit members listen to a speaker during a luncheon May 23, 2018 at Fox Tech High School.
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Officials with the San Antonio Independent School District are rallying supporters in anticipation of ongoing pushback from groups that don’t like the direction they’re taking the district.


The Boerne ISD administration building.
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Teachers, nurses and librarians in the Boerne Independent School District are getting a 3 percent raise next school year.

District officials say they can afford to give staff raises because enrollment is increasing.

McQueeney Elementary Principal Yomeida Guerra, right, speaks to Children at Risk president Bob Sanborn at a news conference announcing the group's 2018 school rankings May 21, 2018.
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Texas advocacy and research group Children at Risk is shining a light on schools that help students growing up in poverty succeed academically.

The organization published its 2018 school rankings Monday, comparing schools that serve students from similar economic backgrounds.

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Most of the 5 million students enrolled in Texas public schools are taking state-required standardized tests this week. 


Ranad Humeidi moved to San Antonio when she was in high school to escape the Syrian civil war. She found a home in the UTSA science labs.
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Updated 12:26 p.m. May 14

Ranad Humeidi found a home in the science labs at the University of Texas at San Antonio after moving here her senior year of high school to escape the Syrian civil war.

She graduates Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in biology.


Members of San Antonio Alliance, the local teachers union, speak at a trustee meeting in January 2018.
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Updated May 11. Final details on the number of contract teachers and administrators who are being laid off will be decided 5:30 p.m. Monday, at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St., during the regularly scheduled trustee meeting. People who wish speak during public comment need to sign in before the meeting begins.

Students take a study break during finals week on the main campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio Dec. 11, 2017.
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The University of Texas at San Antonio has received a million dollar grant to provide computer science scholarships to women and students of color.

When Walker Goolsby was 3, school officials said he wasn't autistic because he was creative.
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In 2004, the Texas Education Agency arbitrarily decided the state should shrink special education to 8.5 percent of the student population.

After conducting an investigation, the U.S. Department of Education said the effective cap illegally barred tens of thousands of children with disabilities from a free and appropriate education.

The state agency is trying to enact reforms to make up for breaking the law, but parents and advocates say it will take a lot to regain their trust.


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After awarding full scholarships to 50 Nepalese students to attend the University of Texas at Tyler, the university revoked the scholarships because of what officials have called an “oversight.”

Northside ISD built a new fine arts building at Holmes High School with the proceeds from its last bond in 2014.
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Updated 10:53 a.m. with runoff election results for Alamo Colleges.

Northside Independent School District’s almost $850 million bond has passed, with the approval of almost 70 percent of voters.

Other results included, Southwest ISD incumbent trustees Florida Bernal, James Sullivan, Jr. and Keith Byrom were re-elected, each earning more than double the votes of their challengers.

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