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Each Tesla class will have a 12:1 student to teacher ratio, giving students more personalized attention. (Tesla)

Tesla is getting ready to train its future employees: students at Austin Community College.

Brought to the state by Austin transplant Elon Musk, the Tesla START Manufacturing program will work with students to develop technical expertise, earn certifications through in-class theory and offer hands-on labs for a potential career at the electric car company. The program will kick off in August.

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University of Texas students can expect a "near normal" fall semester this year.

The plan, sent to the Daily Texan via email from communications manager for the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost Kathleen Harrison, is to hold 91.7% of classes in person, 4.2% of classes in a hybrid format and the remaining 3.1% of classes will stay online.

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Truman Householder, age 15, began the 2020-21 school year remotely before switching to in-person instruction. (Mica Gutierrez)

With many Central Texas parents hitting an academic fork in the road this past year—choosing between in-person or remote learning—experts say the results of those decisions may not be revealed until the fall semester starts.

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Five families have filed a federal lawsuit against Austin Independent School District claiming the district has denied adequate special education services that comply with state laws.

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