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School board elections 2013: San Antonio ISD District 4

This earlier post has a summary of this year’s races for the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees. District 4, an area south of downtown, including Burbank High School (known for its Agricultural Science magnet program), has the most divided race. “Four vie … Continue reading

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Closed school in Edgewood ISD repurposed for Girl Scouts

The West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center is opening in the first floor of a building that used to be Coronado/Escobar Elementary School in Edgewood ISD. “Girl Scouts moving into new West Side center”, Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, September 1, … Continue reading

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New use for closed school buildings: Charter schools?

Dallas ISD closed nine campuses at the end of the 2011-12 school year. “Dallas ISD says it won’t sell school buildings that were closed this month”, Dallas Morning News, June 11, 2012. The editors at the Dallas Morning News propose … Continue reading

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Debate: School closings and openings, and downtown versus sprawl

Last week, two seemingly unrelated stories appeared in the same edition of the paper, one about a closed elementary school becoming a Girl Scout center, and one about two elementary schools that won’t open on time because of construction delays. … Continue reading

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Profile (Place): Mahncke Park neighborhood

The historic neighborhood of Mahncke Park is located in the heart of San Antonio, covering roughly the area between Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and built around its namesake city park, Mahncke Park.  The Mahncke Park Neighborhood … Continue reading

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