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Coverage of the May 11 school board elections in Bexar County

Seven school districts in Bexar County are electing new board members on May 11. (Early voting runs from April 29 through May 7; more information at Bexar County Elections.) Learn more about the races: Alamo Heights ISD Harlandale ISD Judson … Continue reading

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School board elections 2013: Northside ISD

Three seats on the Northside ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; one race is contested. UPDATE: “Northside board president faces challenger”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, April 26, 2013. District 5: Katie Reed is running for … Continue reading

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School board elections 2013: Harlandale ISD

Four seats on the Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; three races are contested. UPDATE: “Harlandale ISD elections a street fight under the radar”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, April 29, 2013; “Harlandale Board needs … Continue reading

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School board elections 2013: Southside ISD

Three seats on the Southside ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; all three races are contested. UPDATE: “Volunteer firefighter feud dogs Southside ISD board races”, Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, April 28, 2013. Place 3: … Continue reading

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School board races in the San Antonio area

One of the differences about open enrollment public charter schools: no school board elections. For a roundup of school board races in the San Antonio area, see “School board races outlined”, Maria Luisa Cesar, Francisco Vara-Orta & Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio … Continue reading

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School finance litigation: district judge denies charter school claims

As mentioned earlier, last year the Texas Charter Schools Association joined the school finance litigation, challenging the lack of facilities funding for charter schools, and asking the court to lift the cap on the number of charter schools. The trial ended … Continue reading

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“Bring it on” says SAISD supt to charter schools

At a Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce meeting last month, four area superintendents talked about education budget cuts, standardized testing, and school choice. Sylvester Perez, interim superintendent of SAISD, which has seen increasing competition for students by charter schools, … Continue reading

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