Regardless of their size, demographics, or wealth, San Antonio school districts want to see change in the way Texas public schools are funded.
One of four finalists for national superintendent of the year, Northside ISD's Brian Woods will be interviewed by a panel in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10.
Over the next five years, SST hopes to add 10 more campuses throughout Texas. Four will be located in San Antonio.
These programs have specific emphasis areas like dual-language education or a curriculum emphasis on professions, including law or health careers.
The Parade of Nations unfolds much like the opening ceremony at the Olympics and has become an annual tradition over the past decade.
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."