Education

Courtesy Vanessa Velazquez

Local nonprofit SA2020 recently released its 2017 impact report, tracking the city's progress in various cause areas to improve conditions within San Antonio communities. 


From left: superintendents Brian Wood of Northside ISD, Abelardo Saavedra of South San Antonio ISD, Brian Gottardy of Northeast ISD and state representative Diego Bernal during a Feb. 3, 2018 city council committee meeting on school funding.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio City Council and local public schools are looking into ways they can work together to advocate for changes to school funding at the state level.

At an initial planning meeting with the council’s committee on intergovernmental relations Tuesday, committee chair Rey Saldaña said the city wanted to have “skin in the game."


File Photo |Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

When the application period for San Antonio’s sales-tax supported preschool program opens Thursday, the program’s director expects seats to fill quickly.

KIPP college counselor Peter Vandermeer helps high school senior Jozelle Mares fill out college applications online during class Nov. 30, 2017.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Updated 1/26

At KIPP’s high school in downtown San Antonio late last semester, soft music played as Peter Vandermeer’s class of seniors filled out college applications online.

Six miles north, students at San Antonio Independent School District’s Jefferson High School were getting help from their own college advisors trained in the same techniques.


Stewart parent Maria Navarro, right, waits to speak about Democracy Prep's application to run her son's school with a group of teachers and union representatives Jan. 22, 2018.
File Photo |Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Independent School District is contracting with a New York-based charter school organization to run one of its elementary schools next school year.

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