Students at Palo Alto College are protesting the changes at the Alamo Colleges, which effectively removed declared majors from most degrees and transcripts. They tell Texas Public Radio they were not given the opportunity to either voice their concerns, or ample time to react
A senate committee is examining the State Board of Education’s efforts to streamline math and writing standards, amid new data showing Texas students SAT scores are at an all-time low, but some lawmakers remain leery about what will be taken out and whether Texas is really doing enough to prepare students for college.
The Alamo Colleges are removing major declarations from Associate of the Arts and Science degrees, and the move has some students upset. Administrators say it will make it easier for students to transfer to a four-year institution.
Internet safety has become the new "stranger danger" among middle school students. This week, Google gave a lesson to students at Vale Middle School on how to secure their information, and protect themselves from involuntarily going viral with an embarrassing images or videos. The company's Online Safety Roadshow is designed to teach kids the risks of weak passwords, giving out too much information, and sharing photos. Google spokeswoman Jamie Hill says the pre-teen and early teen years are the best ages to target students for online safety.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has added another initiative in its quest to become a Tier One Research university. With the multi-million dollar Goldstar Project, the university hopes to increase its research staff.
The project's goal is to hire 60 new research professionals over the next four years through a $40 million campaign. UTSA President Ricardo Romo says there are 1,000 facility at UTSA currently, 600 of which are researchers.
Many of the students in South San Antonio ISD have never had access to a Nook or a Kindle, but thanks to the Hidalgo Foundation, 200 kids at a time will be able to read their favorite books from BiblioTech.
Students in the South San School District can now reach out to BiblioTech while at school, thanks to a hefty donation of e-readers.
Officials with Bexar County’s bookless library delivered 50 of the e-readers to South San Antonio High School yesterday to be distributed among the high school and the district’s four middle schools.
A national group of science educators is pointing to what they call inaccuracies and a political bias in the way that some publishers have presented the subject of climate change in Texas’ 2015 social studies textbooks.
The Texas State Board of Education hears public comment regarding that content today.
Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 1:07 pm
Harmony Project Offers More Than Just Music In LA
I went to Los Angeles to report a story on brain science. A new study had just been released, exploring how music instruction helps kids process language. The children the researchers studied were all participants in a community music program run by the nonprofit Harmony Project.