Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio.

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.

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. 

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