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CAST STEM freshman Rain Roque works on a laptop during English class. Aug. 27, 2018
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

The Centers for Applied Science and Technology launched its second high school Monday.

CAST STEM, located at Legacy High School in the Southwest Independent School District, will prepare students for careers in energy, logistics, advanced manufacturing and engineering.

Northwest Vista College
Contributed photo / Northwest Vista College

More than 98,000 students return to classes Monday at Northeast Lakeview, Northwest Vista, Palo Alto, St. Philip's and San Antonio colleges.

Carillo Elementary, Aug. 23, 2018
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Updated at 4:50 p.m.

The board for the South San Antonio Independent School District approved the district’s 2018-2019 budget Wednesday night without filling a roughly $3 million deficit.

Trustees also voted to give staff a slight raise.

From Texas Standard:

In Lubbock, Texas Tech is in a tizzy over what's being called regentgate. The story centers on Robert Duncan, a career public servant who tendered his resignation as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System last week. But the story goes that he effectively got pushed out because of plans for a veterinary school and pressure from very high places. 

 Aug.  20, 2018
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

For the South San Antonio Independent School District, Monday was the first day back to school and the first day ever for three new academies embedded inside South San’s middle schools: one with a focus on fine arts, one with a focus on health, and one with a focus on science and technology.