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Written by Laurie Posner on Sep 01, 2015
In the spring of 2011, Texas lawmakers cut $5.4 billion for public education.  That summer, 12,000 teachers in Texas got pink slips. That fall, children went to school in more crowded classrooms. Qualified college students lost scholarship funds.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 31, 2015
Updated links, video, audio: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Sept. 1, 2005 in the largest school finance case in the state’s history, Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition vs. Williams. You can replay the oral arguments at this link:
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22, 2015
La educación pública de los estudiantes indocumentados está garantizada, dice Intercultural Development Research Association. Bajo la ley federal, agencias educativas tanto estatales como locales están obligadas a proporcionar a todo niño la igualdad de acceso a la educación pública a nivel de primaria y secundaria.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22, 2015
Public schools must serve all children including undocumented students. Under federal law, state and local educational agencies are required to provide all children with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level.
Written by Center for Civi... on Aug 21, 2015
The Center for Civic Engagement, in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, is launching a unique community-based work-study program called Rowdy Corps. The program is a first of its kind at UTSA. Rowdy Corps is designed to place students in local nonprofits to complete their required work-study hours. The students will receive valuable applied learning experiences in a variety of agency settings, such as child welfare, arts and culture, public communication, adult education, and environmental impact.