Northside ISD http://tpr.org en Critical Shortage Of Mental Health Care Providers In Texas http://tpr.org/post/critical-shortage-mental-health-care-providers-texas <p></p><p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> There's a critical shortage of mental health care workers in Texas, and the problem is especially apparent in the borderlands. The Texas Democratic Party chair speaks about the party's top candidates, its platform and more as the convention arrives this weekend. For San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz, culture is everything. He speaks about the inspiration for his Tex-Mex artwork and new exhibit at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:06:47 +0000 Crystal Chavez 34004 at http://tpr.org Critical Shortage Of Mental Health Care Providers In Texas Deaf Exchange Student Inspires Sign Language Classes At Marshall HS http://tpr.org/post/deaf-exchange-student-inspires-sign-language-classes-marshall-hs <p>For the past year an exchange student from the Philippines has been living in San Antonio, but what separates her from her peers is that she’s deaf. Her impact at Marshall High School has prompted the school to offer American Sign Language as a course.</p><p>18-year-old Nicole Linsangan came to the United States in August of last year with a desire to see the world.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:01:01 +0000 Joey Palacios 34092 at http://tpr.org Deaf Exchange Student Inspires Sign Language Classes At Marshall HS Districts Trying To Keep State Funds For Mass Absences Caused By Fiesta Week Threat http://tpr.org/post/districts-trying-keep-state-funds-mass-absences-caused-fiesta-week-threat <p>School districts financially impacted by the mass student absence following a city wide school violence threat have the option to appeal the state’s withholding of funds.</p><p>Every time an individual student is absent, the school district he or she attends loses potential money from the Texas Education Agency.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:13:35 +0000 Joey Palacios 31715 at http://tpr.org Districts Trying To Keep State Funds For Mass Absences Caused By Fiesta Week Threat The Source: School Safety Front And Center After Threats & Gun Finds http://tpr.org/post/source-school-safety-front-and-center-after-threats-gun-finds <p></p><p>Parents in San Antonio are worried about the safety of their children in public schools after a spate of false threats and <a href="http://tpr.org/post/madison-high-school-student-arrested-bringing-guns-campus" target="_blank">real guns</a>.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:59:34 +0000 Paul Flahive 31550 at http://tpr.org The Source: School Safety Front And Center After Threats & Gun Finds To Accommodate Growth, Northside ISD Pushing For $648 Million Bond http://tpr.org/post/accommodate-growth-northside-isd-pushing-648-million-bond <p>This week is the start of early voting and on the ballot is a $648 million bond proposal for Northside Independent School District to alleviate the growth spurt of one of the largest districts in the state.</p><p>Growth in Northside is not predicted to stop anytime soon. There are currently 101,000 students and a predicted 2,000 new students every year for the next two decades. The $648 million bond includes $274 million for six new schools and planning for a seventh, and $170 million for renovation and reconstruction of existing schools.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:16:47 +0000 Joey Palacios 30897 at http://tpr.org To Accommodate Growth, Northside ISD Pushing For $648 Million Bond Nearly Half Of Northside Students Missed School On Thursday, Day Of Reported Threat http://tpr.org/post/nearly-half-northside-students-missed-school-thursday-day-reported-threat <p></p><p>Even though local elementary schools took extra measures to keep students safe against a reported threat, many students still stayed home Thursday.</p><p>A letter had specified that on or about April 24, a mass violence event would take place, and targeted a school in the Northside ISD.</p><p>Thursday Police Chief William McManus toured campuses to meet with school leaders. One purpose, he said, was to be visible and to assure parents, staff and others that measures were being taken on all fronts to keep people safe.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:58:15 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30643 at http://tpr.org Nearly Half Of Northside Students Missed School On Thursday, Day Of Reported Threat The Source: Truancy Reforms Look To Keep Kids In School, Out Of Court http://tpr.org/post/source-truancy-reforms-look-keep-kids-school-out-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of San Antonio kids are ending up in adult courtrooms over "Failure to Attend School" (</span>FTAS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) violations.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2012, a third of all class C misdemeanors filed against minors were FTAS in Texas. The state saw 76,000 cases in courts that year, according to <a href="http://www.texasappleseed.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=25&amp;Itemid=204" target="_blank">Texas Appleseed</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:36:23 +0000 Paul Flahive 29681 at http://tpr.org The Source: Truancy Reforms Look To Keep Kids In School, Out Of Court Violinist Mark Wood Comes To San Antonio For School Shows http://tpr.org/post/violinist-mark-wood-comes-san-antonio-school-shows <p>There are two concerts this weekend that are sure to pack some surprises for those attending. You may know Mark Wood as the guy who decided violins just had too stuffy an image, and who created music like this.</p><p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/F7ai5UWcA_s" width="480"></iframe></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:22:19 +0000 Jack Morgan 25185 at http://tpr.org Violinist Mark Wood Comes To San Antonio For School Shows The Source: Bexar County Schools 'Go Public' | Texas Juvenile Justice & Mental Health http://tpr.org/post/source-bexar-county-schools-go-public-texas-juvenile-justice-mental-health <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new public image campaign launched last week by </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County schools is aimed at making you aware of how great public schools are doing in the face of dramatic hardships. The "</span><a href="http://www.wegopublic.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Go Public</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" campaign asks people to look at the multiple roles public schools have been asked to take on and to tell their stories supporting them.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:08:57 +0000 Paul Flahive 21925 at http://tpr.org The Source: Bexar County Schools 'Go Public' | Texas Juvenile Justice & Mental Health Fast-Growing Northside School District Looks Ahead To 2014 Bond http://tpr.org/post/fast-growing-northside-school-district-looks-ahead-2014-bond <p>Northside<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Independent School District’s community bond meetings began Thursday in an effort to define the most critical needs for the largest school district in Bexar&nbsp;County. Their next bond issue is planned for 2014.</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:42:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 20779 at http://tpr.org Fast-Growing Northside School District Looks Ahead To 2014 Bond