Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio.

How Diabetes Can Lead To Depression

Nov 2, 2015

According to the American Diabetes Association, studies show people with diabetes have a greater risk of depression than those without.  

Dr. Rhonda Goen, a psychiatrist with Parkland Hospital System, explains.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The University of the Incarnate Word’s police department says it plans to use Tuesday night’s two false reports of a gunman on campus as a learning experience. 

Twenty-year-old Mason Nobles was in his dorm room late Tuesday night when he saw armed police and canines roaming the halls. “I woke up around 11, 11:15 and my friend says 'Hey, there’s helicopters out,'” he said.

For the first time in 25 years, America's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing worse in math, at least according to The National Assessment of Educational Progress.

NAEP, also known as the Nation's Report Card, tests students in both grades every two years on math and reading ability. This year, math scores reversed a long, upward trend with both grades testing lower than they did in 2013.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

  The Northeast Independent School District is asking voters to approve a half billion dollar bond issue on the Nov. 3 ballot.  The money would be used to renovate aging schools and build some new buildings.

One school receiving a big cut is Lee High School. It’s the end of the school day at Lee, a campus that houses two magnet programs and traditional classes.  Parents line the streets in idling vehicles waiting for their children. 

Cross your fingers.

Congress is trying to do something it was supposed to do back in 2007: agree on a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It's not controversial to say the law is in desperate need of an update.

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