News about education issues in and around San Antonio.

City And Pre-K 4 SA Accepting Grant Applications

Nov 9, 2015
File Photo: Former Mayor Julián Castro tours a Pre-K 4 SA class.
Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Area schools and licensed childcare centers can apply for education grants to benefit four-year-olds through the City of San Antonio and Pre-K 4 SA. 

Grant applications are being accepted now through Dec. 18. 

Grants can be used to improve curriculum, increase professional development opportunities, decrease class size or teacher/student ratios — practices that will increase the overall quality and effectiveness of pre-kindergarten programs.

Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

The University of Texas System plans to build a new campus on 300 acres in the southwestern part of Houston, an initiative its leaders say will drastically expand the system's presence in the state's biggest city.

It's not yet clear whether the land will be used for a branch campus for a particular school or as a hub for all the UT System's 14 academic and health institutions, but the land won't likely be for a new university. 

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.