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.
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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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Academic, military and medical institutions announced their plans to re-open on Wednesday following Tuesday's ice storm, pending further weather developments.

Updated at 2 p.m.

Winter weather conditions delayed or canceled flights and services, shut down museums, libraries and movie theaters, and closed academic and government institutions throughout the San Antonio region Tuesday.

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.