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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.

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

Members of San Antonio Alliance, which represents SAISD teachers, hold up signs protesting Democracy Prep's application to run Stewart Elementary during the Jan. 22, 2018  trustee meeting.
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San Antonio Alliance, which represents teachers and support staff employed by the San Antonio Independent School District, says district officials broke the law when it authorized a charter school to run Stewart Elementary in January.


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Speaking to a room full of San Antonio’s business leaders Friday, Superintendent Pedro Martinez told them he and his staff would make sure the children attending the San Antonio Independent School District are receiving a good education.

But he said he needed the help of the business community to reduce the city’s economic segregation.

KIPP college counselor Peter Vandermeer helps high school senior Jozelle Mares fill out college applications online during class Nov. 30, 2017.
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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.


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