SAISD

San Antonio Independent School District

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has confirmed a case of tuberculosis in an individual at Lanier High School in the San Antonio Independent School District.

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A proposed $450 million bond and tax rate increase could pay to renovate aging campuses, provide new technologies and offer after school and summer programs in the San Antonio Independent School District.

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Yesterday the Texas Education Agency released accountability ratings for its 8,600 schools and 1,200 districts and charters. More than 93 percent of districts met state standards. The high passing rate has some wondering if the ratings are representative of a work or college ready students. Bill Hammond outgoing head of the Texas Association of Business says the ratings are participation medals, and largely meaningless.

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What is a school board member’s role in improving student performance and how should the state hold them accountable? Those are questions state lawmakers are asking ahead of the 2017 legislative session.

The release of the 2016 school accountability ratings has spurred many conversations this week at the state capitol, including how to help the lowest performing schools.

Education Commissioner Mike Morath said it’s wrong to point the finger at underperforming teachers.

It may have looked like a mass emergency had taken place at Edison High School on Tuesday morning, but rest assured, it was a Mock Disaster Drill. Students from six San Antonio ISD high schools tested their rescue skills while other students acted as victims. The students took their roles very seriously.

"Ok, so his blood pressure is 172 over 60, which is irregular, because he is a trauma patient," says Desiree.

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