In May 2018, San Antonio ISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez met with students at Cleto Rodriguez Elementary and made them a promise: Their school would stay open if they did really well on their standardized STAAR test. They did astonishingly well: The 5th graders’ science scores improved from 23 percent to 64 percent, according to their proud principal.
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Written by Maria Gardner on May 24 2018 - 6:55pm
By Maria Gardner The San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) has partnered with San Antonio Rise (SA Rise), an organization of teachers, school officials and community members, to present a handbook for parents and the community on how Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) will be applied in the school district. At the press conference, SAISD Board President Patti Radle said, “School districts do not fall under SB4.”
Written by JamiAlise on Apr 7 2017 - 4:17pm
The community is invited to learn about federally funded programs and enjoy family-friendly activities including fun workshops for children. An egg hunt will conclude the day’s festivities. This fair is part of a series of events for the SAISD Family and Community Enrichment Resource Program, called the F.A.C.E. of Success, hosted by the District’s Department of Adult & Community Education.
Written by JamiAlise on Apr 7 2017 - 4:12pm
The popular Zumba dance fitness program classes are free and offered in partnership with Health Collaborative, a local network of citizens, community organizations and businesses. Upcoming sessions will be:
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 22 2017 - 11:16pm
In a speech laced together with data and lifted by his passionate hope for 53,000 students, Superintendent Pedro Martinez described an arsenal of innovative solutions he is using combat the stubborn reality of poverty in the San Antonio Independent School District.
Written by JamiAlise on Feb 20 2017 - 12:34am
Interested incoming 9th-graders and their parents are invited to find out more about this specialized school to focus on preparing students for careers in technology and business and entrepreneurism and more. CAST Tech, located in San Antonio’s Tech District, is set to open in August to students from throughout Bexar County.
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 Brooke Cowey on Jan 19 2017 - 5:30pm
EPIC is an acronym for Educators Providing Innovative Change, and the purpose of the event is to help educators take teaching to new levels. The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Shawn Smith, the president and founding partner of Modern Teacher.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 12 2017 - 3:22pm
SA2020, the local nonprofit that’s charting San Antonio’s progress in several categories over a decade, said 41 percent of 59 target goals have been achieved or exceeded. That was one of the big takeaways from a DreamWeek luncheon held Jan. 12 at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 6 2017 - 4:45pm
The free fitness program classes are resuming this year at various SAISD schools. Each school will be holding the free family sessions at 5:30 p.m. The schools are listed along with their locations below: Monday, January 9, 2017: Burbank High School - 1002 Edwards Street, 78204 Tuesday, January 10, 2017: Jefferson High School - 723 Donaldson Avenue, 78201 Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Whittier Middle School - 2101 Edison Drive, 78201