Las Casas Foundation http://tpr.org en Las Casas Talent Competition Set For Broadcast On KLRN http://tpr.org/post/las-casas-talent-competition-set-broadcast-klrn <p>For the last six years, the Last Casas Foundation has been busy doling out college money in talent contests. This year it's taken one step further.</p><p>“We’ve given out $500,000 in college scholarship money to graduating seniors in San Antonio and the surrounding area," said Kevin Parman, the president of Las Casas. It all started with a 135 applications.</p><p>“And we get that number down to 24 finalists,” said Parman.</p><p>And those finalists really have to perform to earn their scholarship money, as Parman explained.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:41:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 34766 at http://tpr.org Las Casas Scholarship Competitors Performing For A Share Of $100,000 This Sunday http://tpr.org/post/las-casas-scholarship-competitors-performing-share-100000-sunday <p>It’s not "American Idol," but there’s a fierce competition going on Sunday night.&nbsp; It’s a talent competition limited to regional high school students. &nbsp;</p><p>"This year we started off with 140 applicants," said Kevin Parman, the president of the Las Casas board, the organization putting on the competition.</p><p>“And those applications came in from 54 different schools," he said. "That’s very exciting, to see that there’s not just one concentration in the city that’s participating in this.”</p><p>I asked how many students made the final cut.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:32:07 +0000 Jack Morgan 31828 at http://tpr.org Las Casas Scholarship Competitors Performing For A Share Of $100,000 This Sunday The Source: Do Students In Texas Take Too Many Standardized Tests? http://tpr.org/post/source-do-students-texas-take-too-many-standardized-tests <p><strong>In the first segment:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=123" target="_blank">San Antonio state Rep. Mike Villarreal</a> is the author of a bill being considered to reduce the number of standardized tests. Also joining us is Jim Windham, chairman of <a href="http://texaseducationreform.org/" target="_blank">Texas Institute for Education Reform</a>.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:34:08 +0000 Paul Flahive 9759 at http://tpr.org The Source: Do Students In Texas Take Too Many Standardized Tests?