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Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson / The Texas Tribune

State auditors said the Texas Education Agency seriously mismanaged the processes of procuring two major education contracts over the last couple of years, including a no-bid special education contract that lost the state more than $2 million.

Biology student Ranad Humeidi looks into a machine at a lab with chemistry professor Michael Doyle in April 2018.
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

The University of Texas at San Antonio has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of students earning degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

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In May, President Donald Trump’s so-called "zero tolerance" policy led to the separation of hundreds of migrant kids from their parents. The issue dominated headlines. Now, the news seems to have largely moved on, though many families remain separated despite the reversal of that practice.

While many Texans have spent at least some time near the U.S.-Mexico border, most don’t know what it’s like to cross the border as an immigrant. But a Texas video game designer is trying to bridge that gap.

Medical assistant students Dorothy Roque and Alexandria Salgado grab breakfast tacos at the Westside Education and Training Center before the  Alamo Colleges presents its expansion plans Aug. 30, 2018.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The Alamo Colleges will soon start construction on a new education center on San Antonio’s West Side, near Highway 90 and Loop 410, doubling its size and increasing access to higher education for area residents.

Two teacher associations sued Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath and the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday, arguing they rolled out a law incentivizing partnerships with school districts and charter schools in a way that weakened protections for public school employees.