SAISD http://tpr.org en SAISD & Alamo Colleges To Open New Early College High School At St. Philip's College http://tpr.org/post/saisd-alamo-colleges-open-new-early-college-high-school-st-philips-college <p>Beginning this fall, St. Philip’s College will play host to SAISD students in the district’s second early college high school.</p><p>St. Philip’s College has 10,000 students, but 100 high school freshmen will call the campus home in August. SAISD has formally approved an agreement with the Alamo Colleges to open a school on campus where, by graduation, students will earn 60 hours of college credit or even an associates degree.</p><p>Leslie Price, a spokeswoman for SAISD, said students will take their normal educational curriculum but also take classes for college credit.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:40:23 +0000 Joey Palacios 30170 at http://tpr.org SAISD & Alamo Colleges To Open New Early College High School At St. Philip's College The Source: Hungry Kids Don't Learn | A Changing Texas Brings Big Challenges http://tpr.org/post/source-hungry-kids-dont-learn-changing-texas-brings-big-challenges <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas students are coming to class hungry, an estimated </span><a href="http://frac.org/pdf/School_Breakfast_Scorecard_SY_2012_2013.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">1.5 million kids across the state</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> participate in breakfast in the classroom programs. Texas requires any district with over 10 percent of kids qualifying for free and reduced lunches to offer breakfast as well, and the results are fed kids who can concentrate on their work.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:34:04 +0000 Paul Flahive 25908 at http://tpr.org The Source: Hungry Kids Don't Learn | A Changing Texas Brings Big Challenges The Source: Prosecuting The Financial Crisis | School Safety Following Newtown http://tpr.org/post/source-prosecuting-financial-crisis-school-safety-following-newtown <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite several reports showing fraudulent practices during the run-up to the economic meltdown, there have been no high-profile indictments of leaders in the banking industry.</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:56:20 +0000 Paul Flahive 24625 at http://tpr.org The Source: Prosecuting The Financial Crisis | School Safety Following Newtown KSTX Town Hall: Graduation Rates http://tpr.org/post/kstx-town-hall-graduation-rates <p></p><p>Join Texas Public Radio for a community dialog about San Antonio’s drop out problem and search for innovative solutions.</p><p><span itemprop="description"><span class="fsl">TPR and Our Lady of the Lake University are hosting a screening of the PBS short documentaries "Skipping Up" and "I Really Want to Make It." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on education and dropout rates hosted by TPR News Director and "The Source" Host David Martin Davies.</span></span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:50:21 +0000 Texas Public Radio 21059 at http://tpr.org KSTX Town Hall: Graduation Rates The Source: Preventing Drop Outs | Government Shutdown Into Week 2 http://tpr.org/post/source-preventing-drop-outs-government-shutdown-week-2 <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p>Texas, according to the Texas Education Agency, has seen a remarkable improvement in the number of students completing their high school education, <a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=3505&amp;menu_id=2147483659" target="_blank">from 9.4 </a>percent dropping out in 2009 to <a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/acctres/dropcomp_index.html#FAQ" target="_blank">6.3 percent</a> in 2012.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:01:07 +0000 Paul Flahive 19644 at http://tpr.org The Source: Preventing Drop Outs | Government Shutdown Into Week 2 SAISD & UIW Sign Letter Of Intent For Medical School http://tpr.org/post/saisd-uiw-sign-letter-intent-medical-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The idea of a medical school on the campus of Fox Tech High School has taken a major step forward with an agreement between San Antonio Independent School District and the University of the Incarnate Word.</span></p><p>The letter is currently only agreed-to terms between the&nbsp;SAISD&nbsp;and&nbsp;UIW and the full contract is still in negotiations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:53:23 +0000 Joey Palacios 18226 at http://tpr.org SAISD & UIW Sign Letter Of Intent For Medical School The First Step In Computer Programming Begins For Highlands Freshmen http://tpr.org/post/first-step-computer-programming-begins-highlands-freshmen <p>By end of this school year, freshmen at <a href="http://www.saisd.net/schools/highlands005/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=frontpage&amp;Itemid=1" target="_blank">Highlands High School </a>will have learned the basics of computer coding. A new program called CodeHS introduced this year aims to make these ninth graders fluent in programming.</p><p>"It is like another language," said Chelsea Cook, the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) magnet coordinator at Highlands. "It’s like learning how to read and wright, we’re learning how to code and program."</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:50:07 +0000 Joey Palacios 17506 at http://tpr.org The First Step In Computer Programming Begins For Highlands Freshmen The Source: Back To School With SAISD's New Superintendent | SAMMinistries Turns 30 http://tpr.org/post/source-back-school-saisds-new-superintendent-samministries-turns-30 <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>Next Monday is the first day back for most public schools, including those at San Antonio Independent School District. SAISD&nbsp;heads into the new year with a new superintendent, a new set of curriculum requirements, a possible new deal with UIW, and likely a new set of challenges.</p><p>SAISD&nbsp;Superintendent <a href="http://www.saisd.net/main/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2&amp;Itemid=99" target="_blank">Sylvester&nbsp;Perez</a>&nbsp;joins us to talk about back-to-school excitement.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:39:45 +0000 Paul Flahive 17126 at http://tpr.org The Source: Back To School With SAISD's New Superintendent | SAMMinistries Turns 30 Highlands Freshmen Begin Pathway To High-Tech Jobs http://tpr.org/post/highlands-freshmen-begin-pathway-high-tech-jobs <p></p><p>Starting this year, all freshmen at San Antonio ISD's Highlands High School will learn how to code computer systems, the first program of its kind in Texas.</p><p>The web-based program that Highland is using is called <a href="http://codehs.com/" target="_blank">CodeHS</a>, but anyone can sign up to learn to code from home for a monthly access fee. Outside of the basic curriculum, the 400 incoming freshmen at Highlands will be required to take a course to learn the basics of coding.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:25:16 +0000 Joey Palacios 16565 at http://tpr.org Highlands Freshmen Begin Pathway To High-Tech Jobs SAISD Issues District-wide Pay Raises http://tpr.org/post/saisd-issues-district-wide-pay-raises <p>Teachers and staff members in the San Antonio Independent School district will receive a boost in their paychecks starting next semester.</p><p>Raises do not happen every year, but the SAISD wanted to introduce a more competitive pay scale to match up with its Bexar County counterparts.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:10:47 +0000 Joey Palacios 13762 at http://tpr.org SAISD Issues District-wide Pay Raises