Education

School lockers in a charter school hallway in November 2017.
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Experts say parts of Texas’ federal school accountability plan approved by the U.S. Department of Education in March are promising, but they also have some concerns.

A teacher sits and reads with her students at Steele Montessori Academy in southeast San Antonio in March 2018.
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Independent School District launched a bold new enrollment policy at five specialty schools this year, weighing the lottery based on income and geography to maintain a balance of working class and middle class students.

Creating socially and economically diverse schools goes against the status quo in a city as economically segregated as San Antonio. The question now is whether families will like the idea enough to return in years to come.


Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

When Lexa Rijos and Jamie Roadman moved to southeast San Antonio 16 years ago, people warned them that there weren’t any good public schools in the area.

But when they heard a new public Montessori elementary was opening up down the block last year, they eagerly enrolled their 3-year-old son Santiago.

Erol Morgan, 16 holds up a sign at San Antonio's March For Our Lives Mar. 24. She's a student at North East School of the Arts at L.E.E. High School.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Hundreds of people took to the streets of downtown San Antonio Saturday to call for more gun control.

It was one of about 800 protests scheduled worldwide in conjunction with a march in Washington D.C. organized by students who survived the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month.


Emilio Castro was hired as superintendent of Edgewood ISD in November 2016 after the state appointed a board of managers to oversee the district of about 11,000 students.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The board of managers for the Edgewood Independent School District accepted the resignation of Emilio Castro Thursday night, five weeks after a district employee accused the superintendent of sexual harassment.

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