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Republican Tylden Shaeffer, left, and Democrat Joe Gonzales are running for Bexar County District Attorney in 2018.
Courtesy Photos / Shaeffer and Gonzales campaigns

Bexar County voters will elect a new district attorney when they go to the polls Nov. 6. The county’s next top prosecutor will either be Republican Tylden Shaeffer or Democrat Joe Gonzales.

CAST Med High School will open in the 2019-2020 school year in a former Texa A&M San Antonio building at Brooks City Base.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The third in a series of industry-supported, career-focused high schools is slated to open in August 2019 on San Antonio’s South Side.

The San Antonio Independent School District is partnering with UT Health San Antonio to open CAST Med High School at Brooks City Base.

North East ISD is converting West Avenue Elementary into a preschool at the end of the 2018-2019 school year and moving current students to neighboring schools less than two miles away.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The North East Independent School District is closing one of its elementary schools at the end of the school year and turning it into a preschool.

Trustees voted Monday night to close West Avenue Elementary and replace it with the district’s first all-day pre-k center.

 Aug.  20, 2018
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

When the Texas Education Agency rolled out its new school accountability system earlier this year, supporters — including Education Commissioner Mike Morath — called it the “fairest ever.” But some school officials are skeptical.

Christopher Massa / Skidmore College

Every year, first-generation students across the country step onto college and university campuses that are different from their hometown in every way. Even for those financially and academically prepared, social and emotional challenges can influence their ability to stay and graduate.

This is the first of a four-part special report, "Far From Home."