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Troubled rollout of FAFSA overhaul causes major delays for students seeking financial aid

Students waiting on financial aid will have to wait even longer after the Department of Education found a calculation error on hundreds of thousands of FAFSA applications. Laura Barrón-López has reaction from students questioning when and if they will get aid and discusses the problem with Ted Mitchell of the American Council on Education.

PBS NewsHour

Austin theater company works to preserve Latin American culture

The Austin, Texas theater company, Proyecto Teatro, aims to promote and preserve Latin American culture. Its latest project is helping redefine Latin American history. Journey Love Taylor of our Student Reporting Labs Academy shares the story as part of our arts and culture series, “CANVAS.”

PBS NewsHour

Texas music teacher uses mariachi to help students connect with Mexican culture

The rhythm of mariachi music is known worldwide and becoming even more so. Music teacher Susana Diaz-Lopez shares her insights on its growth and impact in the Austin area. From cultural connections to musical exploration, her students find their place in and out of school. Our Student Reporting Labs academy fellows produced this story for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

PBS NewsHour

Love of bluegrass brought owners of Lockhart’s Fiddler’s Green Music Shop together

A love of acoustic and bluegrass music brought Jen and Ben Hodges together, in work and in life. They own Fiddler’s Green Music Shop, a small all-acoustic music shop in the heart of Lockhart, Texas. This video was produced by Anastasiia Grygorieva at Rouse High School in Leander, Texas in collaboration with the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.

San Antonio Express News