Tag Archives: NortheastISD

SA Ready: materials for STAAR prep and college-and-career readiness

SA Ready is open for business. According to the website: SA Ready is a free platform that gives teachers access to high quality lesson plans and teaching resources. Developed in partnership between Generation TX San Antonio and Educational Policy Improvement Center … Continue reading

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Sprawl, cont’d

The opening date for two Northeast ISD elementary schools (Las Lomas and Vineyard Ranch) has been delayed again, this time until January 7. “New NEISD schools delayed again”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, September 18, 2012. As noted earlier, these new elementary … Continue reading

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Texas Public Radio’s Pre-K 4 SA town hall meeting

As mentioned earlier, Mayor Julian Castro is promoting his early childhood education initiative, Pre-K 4 SA, in advance of a November 6 vote on a 1/8-cent sales tax increase to pay for full-day preschool, primarily for disadvantaged four-year-olds. Texas Public … Continue reading

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Choosing where to live based on the schools

Two recent articles discuss housing choices based on schools. Christine Drennon, Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Trinity University, notes: School districts once were formed in response to where people live; now people live in response to where school districts … Continue reading

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Praise for New York’s Success Academies in Wall Street Journal

An opinion piece by Joel Klein praises the recent test results from Success Academies in New York City. Joel Klein, “New York’s Charter Schools Get an A+”, Joel Klein, Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2012. Klein argues that it’s time to … Continue reading

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Leadership changes at public school districts in the San Antonio area

A well-researched article in Sunday’s paper discusses the changes in the top job at six local public school districts since last summer. “Superintendent changes sweep local districts”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, July 21, 2012. Some transitions were smooth and well-planned … Continue reading

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Changes in education leadership, local and state

Many changes are afoot in public education — locally and at the state level — and we should all be worried. The future of Texas depends on an educated workforce and the quality of that education is dependent on those steering … Continue reading

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