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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.
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

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.

 March 24, 2018
Bonnie Petrie / Texas Public Radio

Updated 1 p.m.

Dozens of students took to the streets of downtown San Antonio in a march against the National Rifle Association.


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Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio is partnering with Tenet Healthcare to award $2 million in scholarships to area college students pursuing careers in health care.

Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

A local mentor and advocacy group is launching a new scholarship program to encourage black and Latino men to become teachers.