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Written by Maria Gardner on Jan 29 2018 - 11:56am
In Trinity Professor Christine Drennon’s presentation “Redeeming the American Dream: A conversation on housing equitability and gentrification in San Antonio,” she examines government policies that made obtaining the American Dream nearly impossible for African American and Mexican communities in San Antonio.   The Jan. 14, 2018 DreamWeek presentation continued with a panel moderated by Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association president Brian Dillard discussing the implications of historic inequity and possible solutions. Panel Members:
Written by JamiAlise on Feb 3 2017 - 3:35pm
Great cities have great schools, and San Antonio is no exception. With more than 54,000 students, San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) is the largest inner-city school district with 90 schools in the center of San Antonio.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 23 2017 - 5:14pm
San Antonio Independent School District is holding a 2017 State of the District along with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Join Superintendent Pedro Martinez as he will give attendees an update of last year’s plan as well as discuss the state of SAISD.  Registration and breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m and the program will begin at 8 a.m. The discussion will be held in the Witte Museum, in the Mays Family Center.  Online registration is also available for $40.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 29 2016 - 12:30pm
Voters in the San Antonio Independent School District are going to the polls Nov. 8 and will decide the fate of two crucial funding initiatives. There will be two items on the ballot. One is for approval or disapproval of a $450 million bond. The other is a Tax Ratification Election (TRE). The bond would support renovations at 13 schools, the replacement of aging infrastructure, upgrading science labs, and expanding classroom spaces.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 21 2015 - 2:47pm
The Edge: Helping you catch up and get ahead San Antonio’s heritage extends long before the Spanish Missions
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 19 2015 - 10:23pm
About 275,000 families in the U.S., including more than 6,000 in San Antonio, will get free high-speed home Internet under ConnectHome, a demonstration project announced July 15 by President Barack Obama and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. “America’s challenge in this 21st century is to remain the world’s undisputed land of opportunity," said Castro. "By expanding broadband adoption, ConnectHome will provide more Americans with the same high-speed access to knowledge and opportunity that millions of people already enjoy.”