Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio. Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Education News Fund, including H-E-B, Art and Sandy Nicholson, The Flohr Family Foundation, Holly and Alston Beinhorn, Valero Energy Foundation, 2Tarts Bakery in New Braunfels, Andeavor, and IDEA Public Schools. Other contributors include Shari Albright, Holt Cat and Dee Howard Foundation.

Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Five days into his new role as superintendent of Edgewood Independent School District, Eduardo Hernandez said he plans to spend the next 95 days listening, learning and asking three questions:

“What do we as a district need to continue to do? What do we as a district need to start doing? And what do we as a district need to stop doing?” said Hernandez, sitting in his new office on San Antonio’s west side.

A mosaic featuring Robert E. Lee's image given as a senior class gift is among the items for sale at Lee High School's online auction. The district is putting a smaller replica in a museum in LEE's library.
North East ISD

North East Independent School District’s decision to remove the name of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from one of its high schools is again stirring controversy.

A Facebook post promoting an online auction of items featuring the school’s old name and logo is drawing a strong reaction, especially from alumni who opposed the name change and don’t think the district should profit from it.


Town hall panelists from left to right: Aayana Ragland, Janie Esparza, Sophia Mendez, Selina Eshraghi, Kelly Choi, Bria Smith, Ryan Deitsch and Cameron Kasky.
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Student gun control activists from Parkland, Florida, stopped in San Antonio Monday evening as part of a national Road to Change summer tour.

They joined state and local activists for a panel discussion that focused on bringing change to a red state known for its pro-gun-rights politicians.


Trinity already supports  area schools, such as Lamar Elementary, an in-district charter school in San Antonio ISD.
Anh-Viet Dinh | Trinity University | Provided

Trinity University is creating a school incubator program with the potential to launch five new charter schools — or charter-like district schools — a year.

The program joins a growing list of initiatives that has the potential to foster charter/district collaboration in San Antonio.


Jewish Federation of San Antonio, Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio

Lisa Barry teaches fifth grade English language arts and social studies at Woodridge Elementary in San Antonio’s Alamo Heights Independent School District. She has crafted an entire literature unit revolving around tolerance. Barry uses Holocaust history and survivor stories to help students identify and understand prejudice and how to take action against it. In the years that Barry has taught the course, she has only come across one parent who expressed concerns about the subject matter.  


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