The schools – Harris, Longfellow, Rhodes, and Whittier middle schools – are four of just 100 schools in this program nationwide.
Alexander Acosta told reporters that “demand-driven education” is ideal, where schools listen to businesses to meet future workforce needs.
The bond’s projects were chosen because they had the highest need for renovations. The project list contains seven high schools, four middle schools, and two elementary schools.
The new school, located just east of downtown, is based on the model of SAISD’s successful Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
In its eight and a half years of operations in San Antonio, TFA created a local network of about 500 corps members, past and present.
Trustees still have some confusion over who can police violations of the proposed standards. State law doesn’t allow trustees to vote out a member for code violations.
The SAISD educator has spent all of her teaching career on San Antonio’s West Side, working to cut through the chaos of what is often a student’s first year in school
Community members and parents peppered Superintendent Pedro Martinez with questions Wednesday at the third and final public meeting Fox Tech High School.
Military school districts serve populations with lower levels of poverty, which some have said make it easier for the districts to achieve at high levels.
Educators have called the system an oversimplification of a complex grading rubric and characterized it as relying too heavily on STAAR results.