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Research showing that reading passages on Texas standardized tests were years above grade level inspired calls for action this legislative session.

Lawmakers responded by passing a bill to study the matter further.


North East ISD school bus
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The school board for the North East Independent School District voted Tuesday to formally reprimand one of its own trustees, Joseph Trevino, for misuse of power.


When students who aren’t enrolled in a free school meal program lack the money to pay for their food, what results is an accumulating lunch debt. It’s a problem facing many schools across the country. About 75% of districts reported having unpaid student meal debt at the end of the 2016-17 school year, according to the School Nutrition Association.

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Almost 950 students graduated from Texas A&M University-San Antonio Friday afternoon. More than 5,100 students will walk the stage to celebrate earning their degrees from the University of Texas at San Antonio this weekend.

Southside superintendent Mark Eads, left, and the district's board of managers listen to a presentation on May 16, 2019.
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The Texas Education Agency has set a date for a gradual transition back to independent governance in the Southside school district: May 2020.

The South SAN ISD administrative building.
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The monitor appointed by the Texas Education Agency to observe the South San Antonio Independent School District is recommending that the state return the district to the oversight of a conservator.

San Antonio high school seniors committed to attending Texas A&M-San Antonio cheer on their mascot during a dance off on College Signing Day May 3, 2019.
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More than a thousand high school seniors from across San Antonio pledged to continue their education after graduation Friday.


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San Antonio’s largest charter school network is gearing up for a fast-paced expansion over the next three years. IDEA Public Schools plans to add 15 schools in Bexar County by 2022, doubling its local enrollment to nearly 24,000 students.

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Salma Paredes, a senior at Arlington Collegiate High School, enjoys graphic design, watching documentaries and hanging out with friends — when she has the time. She’s typically busy taking college courses and planning her future. She will graduate from high school this spring with 60 college credits, the equivalent of an associate’s degree, or half of a bachelor’s degree.

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Opposition to the changes implemented by Superintendent Pedro Martinez is taking center stage during this May’s election for the San Antonio Independent School District board of trustees.


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