The Texas Senate’s public education funding bill includes a provision for education savings accounts, a program championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
If Texas doesn’t figure out a way to bridge the education gaps between its white and Hispanic populations, the poverty level in the state will skyrocket.
The real question is what would be cut from local government budgets if and when their voters reject bigger tax increases.
Had the state kept its share of school funding constant for the past 10 years, voters might not be griping about rising property taxes. The state is spending more than it used to, but it’s spending less per student.
At a scheduled business meeting Monday night, the San Antonio Independent School District board recognized 91-year-old Cristano Luna for his academic achievements.
For advocates of public education in Texas, Friday the 13th brought both sorrow and hope.
Public education funding and the state’s finances garnered much attention at a Texas Tribune panel discussion held with local State House members on Tuesday at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Four younger members of San Antonio’s state legislative delegation will meet Tuesday, April 26, at the University of Texas at San Antonio for “San Antonio and The Legislature: The Issues in the Interim,” a free, public event hosted by the Texas Tribune, to discuss how statewide issues impact their communities.
Hundreds gathered at Temple Beth-El this week to learn more about the next big thing to hit the San Antonio charter school scene: Great Hearts Academies.
Perhaps you’ve strolled beneath F.I.S.H., the glittering larger than life fish sculptures suspended over the river, or through Grotto, the fairytale waterfall installation that transforms a nook of the Museum Reach.