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Liz Teitz

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Beaumont, TX, United States

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Past articles by Liz:

South San ISD reopening three schools in bid to boost enrollment

The school year also starts Monday for Edgewood, North East, Alamo Heights, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and East Central independent school districts, with several others beginning classes over the next week. San Antonio ISD and others began last week. → Read More

TEA report card has SAISD leading broad improvement of San Antonio area schools

All of Bexar County’s traditional public school districts improved their scores on the state’s academic accountability rating system and half of them jumped up in their letter grades in results released Thursday. Some 40 individual schools still flunked, but half of the area’s districts jumped up a letter grade. → Read More

San Antonio ISD scrambles to fix AC problems at dozens of schools

While the district has previously had problems cooling its buildings at the start of the school year, the current high temperatures are making the breakdowns harder to fix. → Read More

Trinity University has a $5 million benefactor

<p>Anonymous donor gives $5 million to Trinity University to establish endowment to meet increased demand</p> <p>for student accessibility services</p> → Read More

Curtain rising in San Antonio on a new school year

Several innovative schools are opening, including a primary school version of a well-regarded all girls’ academy in SAISD and an all preschool academy in NEISD. → Read More

Evans Road might lose its namesake historic home to meth lab damage

A couple were arrested and their 5-year-old boy taken by Child Protective Services, leaving a 137-year-old limestone farmhouse near Selma contaminated by chemicals. → Read More

South San ISD board might challenge state-appointed monitor

The South San Antonio ISD board of trustees will discuss “withdrawing consent” for the appointment of a TEA monitor at a meeting tonight, after months of tension with the state agency over her criticism of how a board majority operates. → Read More

Guillen honored with lifetime achievement award for excellence in journalism

Honorees gather Saturday night at the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists' Scholarship and Awards Gala. → Read More

SAAHJ GALA photo request

National Public Radio’s Maria Hinojosa and Antonio Guillen of Univision were honored Saturday night at the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Scholarship and Awards Gala. Antonio Guillen, winner of the Henry Guerra Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism, is a five-time Emmy winner and the former host of a political show in Mexico. The son of a newspaper man,… → Read More

San Antonio teens learn to hack and code at programming all nighter

SoHacks brings high school students from around the region to Trinity’s campus for 24 hours of coding, competition and workshops. → Read More

Special needs camp continues to grow, delight

Camp CAMP sessions draw children and adults with special needs and disabilities from around the state to the 55-acre Hill Country campus every summer. → Read More

Professional artists will teach SAISD students under unique partnership

Professionals from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, SAY Sí, Artpace, the Southwest School of Art, Spare Parts and the Magik Theatre will teach performing and fine arts classes at the district’s academy campuses. → Read More

Texas A&M San Antonio puts its free tuition plan on ‘fast track’ in wake of UT announcement

University of Texas at Austin made national news after announcing it will cover tuition and fees for 8,000 undergraduate, in-state students whose annual household family incomes are $65,000 or less starting in 2020. A&M San Antonio may be next. → Read More

San Antonio parents, school officials celebrate demolition of historical Beacon Hill Elementary

After a lengthy battle between city officials and the district and parents, demolition began Wednesday morning at San Antonio ISD’s Beacon Hill Elementary. → Read More

San Antonio camp uses science to ‘fight’ zombies

“Zombie Camp,” run by the Science Mill at San Antonio Independent School District’s CAST Tech campus, introduced incoming freshmen to concepts from biology, chemistry and engineering against an apocalyptic backdrop. → Read More

San Antonio nun arrested in D.C. in protest of family separations

Sister Jean Durel, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, was one of about 70 people arrested this morning in Washington while protesting the detention of immigrant children and separation of families seeking asylum. → Read More

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD superintendent announces retirement

Superintendent Greg Gibson announced Thursday that he is retiring after a decade with the district. → Read More

San Antonio high school choir takes top prize at international festival

Singers from Reagan High School won the Choral Grand Prix at the Leonardo Da Vinci International Choral Festival in Florence, Italy last week. → Read More

Judson expands free summer camps

The school district is looking for ways to keep kids engaged and “connected to the district” throughout the summer. → Read More

San Antonio ISD board raises superintendent’s salary

The board of trustees voted Monday night to give superintendent Pedro Martinez a 5 percent salary increase, raising the ire of the district’s employees union. → Read More