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Eighth grader Miranda Martinez picks up her iPad at Harris Middle School Sept. 21, 2018.
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At Harris Middle School, excited students — with parents in tow — waited in line to pick up their iPad Friday.

Verizon Wireless selected Harris and three other middle schools in the San Antonio Independent School District for a digital innovation grant, providing tablets for every teacher and student.


Teach for America Corps member Perla Torres, center, snaps her fingers in appreciation of something one of her new coworkers said during Democracy Prep's teacher in-service Aug. 1, 2018.
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Every school year brings changes. New teachers. New classmates. But the school year, which began Monday, brought more changes than usual for the students at Stewart Elementary.

While their school continues to be a part of the San Antonio Independent School District, the south side elementary is now being managed by charter operator Democracy Prep.


Rodriguez Elementary, just east of Our Lady of the Lake University, is slated to close after the upcoming school year due to new state sanctions.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Updated 5:07 p.m.

Rodriguez Elementary in the San Antonio Independent School District will likely close at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

According to internal district calculations, the west side elementary failed to meet state academic standards in 2018, subjecting it to new mandatory state sanctions.

SAISD's Harris Middle School has been certified as an IB World School.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Harris Middle School in the San Antonio Independent School District has been certified as an International Baccalaureate school.

Offering the globally-recognized program at more schools is part of the district's five-year plan to increase student success.

Stewart Elementary on San Antonio's east side is being managed by charter operator Democracy Prep starting with the 2018-2019 school year.
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Bexar County Judge Karen Pozza Monday denied a request from the San Antonio Alliance teachers union for an emergency injunction to block charter operator Democracy Prep from taking over Stewart Elementary.

The contract between the San Antonio Independent School District and Democracy Prep is slated to go into effect July 1.

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