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More and more school districts across the U.S. are embracing the four-day school week.

Right now, nearly 560 districts in 25 states have adopted the change, with most implementing a Monday-Thursday schedule. The trend is especially popular in rural areas.

San Antonio high school seniors committed to attending Texas A&M-San Antonio cheer on their mascot during a dance off on College Signing Day May 3, 2019.
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More than a thousand high school seniors from across San Antonio pledged to continue their education after graduation Friday.


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San Antonio’s largest charter school network is gearing up for a fast-paced expansion over the next three years. IDEA Public Schools plans to add 15 schools in Bexar County by 2022, doubling its local enrollment to nearly 24,000 students.

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Salma Paredes, a senior at Arlington Collegiate High School, enjoys graphic design, watching documentaries and hanging out with friends — when she has the time. She’s typically busy taking college courses and planning her future. She will graduate from high school this spring with 60 college credits, the equivalent of an associate’s degree, or half of a bachelor’s degree.

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Opposition to the changes implemented by Superintendent Pedro Martinez is taking center stage during this May’s election for the San Antonio Independent School District board of trustees.


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San Antonio is known as a family-friendly city, good for raising kids and growing communities. How can we help provide an enriching early childhood experience for the next generation?  


Voters in the San Antonio Independent School District may soon decide on a shift in leadership for the area's public schools.  


Edgewood mariachi students perform in the lobby  of the district's performing  arts theater before its first State of the District April 11, 2019.
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The Edgewood school district wants to convert many of its neighborhood campuses to specialty schools over the next five years. Superintendent Eduardo Hernández introduced the plan Thursday during the district’s first State of the District presentation.

Wes Scalf, 13, speaks to his mom, Lisa Scalf, in their home in February 2019.
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As the first wave of Texas students sit down to take the state standardized test this week, many parents, educators and lawmakers are wondering whether those tests are fair. Some are convinced the answer to that question is no.

A bulletin board at Tafolla Middle School in San Antonio ISD on Mar. 30, 2019..
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The school finance overhaul bill HB 3 would keep millions of dollars in local property tax in San Antonio area schools and add hundreds of dollars more per student in funding, according to district-level impact estimates released by the nonpartisan Legislative Budget Board on Monday.

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