Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 16 2020 - 3:34pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 16 2019 - 2:15pm
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.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 11 2017 - 10:45pm
Replay the video from a webcast of the League of Women Voters conversation about the future of public education in Texas on June 12, 2017. The panel discussion was in the auditorium of San Antonio Central Library Thanks to support from the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area, the San Antonio Public Library and from viewers like you, you can replay video from the webcast for free. The discussion was moderated by Richard Middleton, former superintendent, North East Independent School District. Panelists are:
Written by Elizabeth Rodriguez on Sep 13 2016 - 11:14pm
Britt Tovar, a queer Chicana of Austin, Texas shared her experience of coming out as a high school student. She chose to share her story because of the experience that many teens have once they enter into the school system. “The high school I attended in Southwest Austin did not have a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) when I came out my freshman year,” Tovar said. “My best friend at the time told me she wanted to create a GSA and that she wanted my help.”
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22 2015 - 8:05pm
Public schools must serve all children including undocumented students. Under federal law, state and local educational agencies are required to provide all children with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level.
Written by lcarter on Jun 5 2013 - 6:23am
There's no summer vacation for spare parts founder Mary Elizabeth Cantu and her mighty interns.
Written by Providencestaff on Jan 29 2013 - 2:47pm
Catholic Schools Week celebrates the high standard of excellence and the quality of education found in Catholic schools. It’s an education that also prepares students for a faith-based life. This annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2013 is Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. The theme for the 2013 National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.”
Written by Deborah Charnes on Aug 6 2012 - 3:18pm
A recent study found that one in 13 children in America suffer from food allergies. Unlike other childhood medical conditions, there is no cure for food allergies and they can linger an entire lifetime. What makes food allergies even more challenging is that trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction. Most are caused by ingestion, but some are due to contact or inhalation, such as cooking fumes or peanut dust.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 26 2010 - 12:46pm
You'll notice a number of stories on our site about how the streets of San Antonio can be friendlier, safer, more "walkable" and just plain healthier.Healthier streets mean healthier people.Make no mistake about it - we have a problem. Just look at this map of childhood obesity in San Antonio:What is it about this place where we live that causes so many children and adults to be so overweight and get the ensuing diseases, such as diabetes?