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Mayor Juilán Castro hosted the San Antonio meeting of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

Mayor Juilán Castro recently hosted the San Antonio stop of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET), a partnership among the mayors of four major U.S. cities to highlight educational innovations. The Mayors’ Tour is a sign of good things to … Continue reading

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Diplomás one-year meeting at Café College: progress towards Latino college completion goals

Last year, this earlier post discussed the launch of Diplomás, a project to raise college completion rates by Latinos, funded in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. One year later, the participants met at Café College to discuss goals and evaluate … Continue reading

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Charter schools part of US education overhaul, notes “The Economist”

The result has been a dramatic acceleration of reforms in America’s public schools, at least on paper. All but five of the 50 states have adopted the common core. All but eight now allow charter schools. Thanks to No Child … Continue reading

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School photos: Travis Early College High School

Street view of Travis Early College High School, a specialized school in the San Antonio Independent School District. It’s located on Main Avenue near the Monte Vista and Tobin Hill neighborhoods; it’s also very close to the campus of San Antonio College. More data at the … Continue reading

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Remedial college classes not working to fix K-12 shortcomings

According to a Complete College America study, lots of community college students are taking remedial classes, but it’s not helping them graduate. The group’s research shows that just one in 10 remedial students graduate from community colleges within three years … Continue reading

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