Male teachers make up less than 24 percent of the teaching profession statewide and 30 percent of the staffs of most of Bexar County's 15 school districts.
As the 2018-19 academic year unfolds, both districts are following a TEA timeline to turnaround schools deemed "improvement required."
Woods was up one of five finalists up for the award and ultimately beat out his peers in Port Arthur, Willis, Shallowater, and Clint ISDs.
Alexander Acosta told reporters that "demand-driven education" is ideal, where schools listen to businesses to meet future workforce needs.
City CFO Ben Gorzell said this is the first time he has seen traditional school districts weigh in on this "very narrow procedural approval."
Near the intersection of Prue Road and Research Drive in northwest San Antonio, Great Hearts broke ground on Great Hearts Forest Heights this month.
The School of Science and Technology has four campuses in the San Antonio area, with the newest one, SST-Northwest, the first to open beyond Loop 1604.
Northside ISD has not changed its tax rate in the past eight years. But homeowners may still see an increase in their tax bill as property values climb.
Perhaps no district has been impacted by the bus driver shortage like Northside ISD, where new campuses open every year and the student population continues to grow.
Educators have called the system an oversimplification of a complex grading rubric and characterized it as relying too heavily on STAAR results.