Bilingual teacher Yvonne Velasco, right, helps fourth-grader Nimzy Ballinas spread masa on a corn husk to make a tamale at De Zavala Elementary Dec. 21, 2017.
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Every Christmas for more than 25 years, De Zavala Elementary in the San Antonio Independent School District has invited families to celebrate the holidays a bit early by making tamales together.

This year the school’s fourth graders carried on the tradition.

When a majority of a school's students qualify for free-or-reduced-price lunch, districts can offer free meals to all.
“School Lunch 1” by Delaware Agriculture is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Harlandale and San Antonio independent school districts are among the best in the state at making sure their students have enough to eat, according to new research from the nonprofit advocacy group Children at Risk.

Paul Flahive

The San Antonio ISD has announced a change in leadership at CAST Tech High School, the first of its kind collaboration between the district, HEB, and the technology community.


U.S. News & World Report collected data from 22,000 public high schools across the country for their annual "Best High Schools" rankings. Thirteen San Antonio schools made the 2017 list.

The San Antonio Independent School District celebrated a decisive victory last night with more than 70 percent of voters approving two measures on the ballot—a  $450 million bond, and a 13 cent property tax rate increase.  SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez says the additional money will pay for renovation projects, technology and for the salaries of teachers of after school and summer programs.