Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio.

For generations, school kids had lockers. But in Texas, some schools are no longer assigning them. Only two students out of 2,700 at a high school in Austin asked for lockers this year. The rest were wired shut. Some students don’t need lockers, because they rely on laptops rather than textbooks. Security concerns are another reasons lockers aren’t being used. Kate McGee from Here & Now contributor KUT reports.

From Texas Standard:

Some of America’s biggest school districts in New York City, Chicago, Miami-Dade County and Houston are hiring more security officers and police than counselors. In Houston, for example, there is only one counselor for every 1,175 students.

Policy and research editor Matt Barnum, from a nonpartisan news website focusing on education issues called The 74,  looked at the data.


This weekend the San Antonio Independent School District held a job fair aimed at filling critical teaching positions for the fall.  Across Texas districts are reporting a shortage of teachers in specific subject areas.

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Last fall 500 of the city's educators along with government and industry leaders gathered for a summit to crack one of the biggest problems in the region: identify and fix the gaps in education success.

San Antonio Independent School District

The San Antonio Independent School District is selling off some of its property in hopes of raising enough money for a new district headquarters.

There are about six properties for sale, the prices of which have not been disclosed. Some of the plots of land include the Fox Tech High School softball and football fields, two vacant lots on South Presa Street and Lord Road, and the district’s food service warehouse.  

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