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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.

Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Updated 3/20, 3:30 p.m.The board of trustees for the San Antonio Independent School District unanimously approved a 10-year contract with New York-based charter school operator Democracy Prep Monday evening.

School counselors teach students coping methods and help them work through their emotions and behavior.
John K. Hamilton| U.S. Navy /

For every public school counselor in Texas last school year, there were almost 450 students.

The American School Counselor Association recommends a ratio of 250 to one.

SAISD juniors aboard a tour bus in Washington, D.C. to see the sights March 11 before visiting colleges in the area.
Provided | San Antonio ISD

About 80 juniors from the San Antonio Independent School District are spending spring break visiting top colleges.

The tours are part of an initiative to increase college enrollment in the district funded by an $8 million grant from Valero Energy.

Zoo School students play at the private pre-k's new location on its opening day in January, 2018.
Brian Carter / Provided | San Antonio Zoo

Will Smith Zoo School, the nature-based preschool located on the campus of the San Antonio Zoo, has received its first donation towards a scholarship endowment.