NEISD http://tpr.org en LULAC, MALDEF File Federal Suit Over Texas English Language Learner Programs http://tpr.org/post/lulac-maldef-file-federal-suit-over-texas-english-language-learner-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on the behalf of the League of United Latin-American Citizens, alleging the state of Texas isn’t doing enough to advance English language learner (ELL) students in public schools.</span></p><p>The lawsuit also names San Antonio-area school districts North East ISD and Southwest ISD as defendants and references continuing state education reports to show ELL students are not given as many opportunities as other students.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:20:48 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33237 at http://tpr.org Johnson High School Debuts Virtual Dissection Program With PETA Grant http://tpr.org/post/johnson-high-school-debuts-virtual-dissection-program-peta-grant <p>Lady Bird Johnson High School in North East ISD is embracing a new program to take dissection out of the classroom and move it onto computers.</p><p>This program is called <a href="http://www.froguts.com/" target="_blank">Froguts</a> and next fall it will be in every biology classroom at Johnson High School.</p><p>Like many schools these days, Johnson currently uses fetal pigs for dissection, at a cost of $4,000 dollars per year. Jenine Bertolotti, the dean of the science department at Johnson, said the cost was 80 percent of her budget.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:22:30 +0000 Joey Palacios 32626 at http://tpr.org Johnson High School Debuts Virtual Dissection Program With PETA Grant Madison High School Student Arrested For Bringing Guns On Campus http://tpr.org/post/madison-high-school-student-arrested-bringing-guns-campus <p>Madison High School is back to business as usual following the arrest of a student who entered campus with multiple guns this morning.</p><p>Parents lined the front of Madison High School shortly after the school went into lockdown after a 17-year-old sophomore was discovered with weapons in his bag. North East ISD Spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said the student's parents discovered the student and several of their guns was missing from home.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:36:34 +0000 Joey Palacios 30820 at http://tpr.org Madison High School Student Arrested For Bringing Guns On Campus The Refugee Story, Part 3: Educating Refugee Children http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-part-3-educating-refugee-children <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the more than 10,000 refugees living in San Antonio, 80 percent are women and children and the high influx of students presents unique challenges for educators.</span></p><p>In the third part of her series, "The Refugee Story: Building New Lives," TPR’s Eileen Pace examines the dynamics of teaching a large population of students who arrive in the U.S. with diverse languages and skills.</p><p>“Yes, Barack will do that last one,” Colonies North Elementary teacher Sara Aguirre tells her students as she points to a classroom exercise on nouns and verbs.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:21:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 23862 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story, Part 3: Educating Refugee Children Roosevelt Students Embark on Coding Program http://tpr.org/post/roosevelt-students-embark-coding-program <p>Students at Roosevelt High School, on San Antonio's northeast side, are joining a growing number students learning how to code computer programs with help from their neighbors,&nbsp;Rackspace. The campus and six other NEISD schools are participating in the <a href="http://csedweek.org/" target="_blank">Hour of Code</a>.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:17:46 +0000 Joey Palacios 23527 at http://tpr.org Roosevelt Students Embark on Coding Program Bridging The Gap For NEISD Students On Wilderness Oak http://tpr.org/post/bridging-gap-neisd-students-wilderness-oak <p>Bexar County and North East ISD have completed a new bridge in far north San Antonio to address flood control and cut time out of a route to school.</p><p>Wilderness Oak Road was split by a ditch, which caused flooding problems and a longer route to hwy. 281 and Tuscany Heights Elementary School from Canyon Golf Road.</p><p>Without the bridge, students were crossing the ditch to get to school.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:27:33 +0000 Joey Palacios 17240 at http://tpr.org Bridging The Gap For NEISD Students On Wilderness Oak Amidst Investigation, NEISD Police Chief Resigns http://tpr.org/post/amidst-investigation-neisd-police-chief-resigns <p>The North East Independent School District’s Police Chief has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate sexual comments to his officers.</p><p>North East’s 59-year-old Police Chief, George Castaneda, resigned on Tuesday citing health concerns. His self-termination came shortly after one of his male officers brought forward allegations last week that the chief had made inappropriate comments on two separate occasions.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:10:00 +0000 Joey Palacios 15561 at http://tpr.org Amidst Investigation, NEISD Police Chief Resigns The Source: Filibuster! | Implementing Texas Education Reform http://tpr.org/post/source-filibuster-implementing-texas-education-reform <p><strong>Segment 1:</strong></p><p></p><p>When we think about the filibuster we think about Jimmy Stewart collapsing on the floor of the Senate in the movie "Mr. Smith goes to Washington," or Rand Paul and his drone filibuster, and now maybe you think of Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis’s filibuster at the end of June. &nbsp;</p><p>For the Democrats in the U.S. Senate, the party that controls that chamber in Congress, they think of a headache. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:24:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 14976 at http://tpr.org The Source: Filibuster! | Implementing Texas Education Reform The Source: The Sequester And San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/source-sequester-and-san-antonio <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As cuts in federal spending begin to take effect, how are San </span>Antonians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> feeling the impact? We speak with Melanie </span>Villalobos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the San Antonio Housing Authority on how the cuts will freeze their ability to assist low-income families.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:39:04 +0000 Paul Flahive 9977 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Sequester And San Antonio What Parents Should Know About Education Cuts http://tpr.org/post/what-parents-should-know-about-education-cuts <p>Lawmakers cut $5.4 billion to public education during the last legislative session, which meant districts had to act fast.</p><p>"We have looked at turning lights off, adjusting air conditioning systems, redoing transportation bus routes," said <a href="http://www.neisd.net/" target="_blank">North East ISD</a> Superintendent Dr. Brian Gottardy, who said that 85 percent of his budget is education.</p><p>Gottardy didn't have to cut positions and instead reduced his staff through attrition, which still meant larger class sizes.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:18:06 +0000 Ryan Loyd 5660 at http://tpr.org What Parents Should Know About Education Cuts