New club inspires creativity and promotes 21st century skills like teamwork and thinking “outside-the-box.” View Story
National training opportunity for counselors and mentors. View Story
Get advised and get ready for college next year! View Story
Celebrate public school education by nominating an excellent educator from your campus. View Story
Are you looking for preschool options for your four-year old? View Story
One-of-a-kind library is getting national attention for its bookless format. View Story
Leading mathematical physicist makes a stop at local community college. View Story
Fun holiday camp gets kids off the couch with fun and creative activities. View Story
Fun holiday camps keep children engaged over the Thanksgiving holiday break. View Story
Camp allows girls to explore STEAM-related fields over the Thanksgiving break. View Story
Kids writing camp celebrates the harvest season with tales and stories. View Story
Word game helps students boost strategy skills while increasing new vocabulary. View Story
SAY Sí is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. The after-school arts program is provided at no cost to students with parent/guardian permission. Students must commit to attending the program regularly and completing projects in a timely manner while acting as a positive influence in the studios. SAY Sí was recently recognized as a model out-of-school-time arts program.
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Local events kick off the city’s first STEM week. View Story
High school students in Texas are taking the challenge. View Story
Curriculum woes halt a school district’s digital plans. View Story
Annual event brings families together to support student literacy accomplishments.
National nonprofit teams up with community colleges to support digital access to students and staff of the Alamo Colleges. View Story
Now is the perfect time to visit a college campus with all the fall semester activities like football games and club/Greek events. It’ll be hard NOT to caught up in the excitement of college life.
Local credit union is supporting area teachers with $500 award. View Story
Local high school senior brings home trophy. View Story
Free event focuses on family and ending violence through community awareness. View Story
The P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County is working collectively with various community partners to support the Opportunity Youth Collaborative. The group is focused on re-engaging 16-24 year olds without and with high school credentials in the area and within ISDs that represent 80% of where the drop-outs are occurring. View Story
Foundation award will boost communication college efforts. View Story
The library is a great community resource for virtual tools. View Story
Attend school every day and you might win a brand new car!
Families and their middle schoolers are invited to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – based careers.
Family-friendly festival supports students and their works of art.
The McNay Art Museum gives families access to programs and services to explore and enjoy the arts during Family Art Play on the last Sunday of every month. Families can enjoy themed art activities or performances and free admission. The museum’s Education Department supports teachers with lesson plans, workshops, a summer teacher institute, special events and continuing education credits.
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Community receives low-cost hair cuts and color services from area students. View Story
Support art education with food, entertainment and chalk. View Story
Free online college event offers tools to help you with your journey to higher education. View Story
District-wide initiative has many educational benefits. View Story
National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day; however, these grandparents were recognized all month long for their contribution as classroom readers. View Story
Texas is one of 42 states awarded a conditional waiver by the U.S. Department of Education. View Story
Middle school students highlighted in a PBS special highlights communities who are reducing the dropout rate.
Daily recess helps children develop social skills and burn excess energy.
New degree program will train for high demand jobs in Eagle Ford Shale area.
Train to be a Ready Buddy and make a difference in a child’s life.
Role-playing video games could help assess social-emotional learning. View Story
On-site clinic offers students immediate health-care needs.
Learn about the new accountability school system and changes affecting your student’s school.
For the fifth year in a row, a Northside ISD teacher has been named a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year.
Lanier graduate becomes the fourth Young Achievers alumni to receive the Gates scholarship in the last two years.
Childcare costs shouldn’t keep anyone from achieving their academic or career goals.
Summer project fellow gets offer to stay on-board full-time.
It was the first day of school for many children at two new Pre-K 4 SA sites. View Story
Signing up for your free digital library account is fast and easy. View Story
Using film in the classroom gives educators a tool to stimulate interest and foster higher learning. View Story
Getting ready for school also means getting your child immunized. View Story
Looking for an online school? Online Colleges strives to be your main resource in online education, whether you’re an experienced online learner, a current student, or are considering attending college online. Users can find an overview of colleges by state, guides to help online students be successful, facts, news and more. Students can now earn a fully online degree in nearly every field of study. In an increasingly technological world, it is important for students to learn the skills necessary for not only succeeding in school, but for thriving in the digital workforce.
Qualifying four-year-old’s will have access to Pre-Kindergarten at Southside ISD.
Working students can earn an associate’s degree in a little over two years with flexible scheduling. View Story
The much-anticipated accountability rating reports have been released. View Story
There is still time left to pre-enroll your child to attend the 2013-2014 Pre-K 4 SA program.
Students will have a great start to their school year with new school supplies, thanks to your donations.
Arlington Public School System supports summer reading with a unique approach to family outreach. View Story
School is just around the corner and being “school ready” means being up-to-date on immunizations. Luckily, there are many events and clinics available to help you and your student get ready for school. View Story
City prepares to celebrate the end of summer with city-wide events.
A team of seven students from San Antonio recently placed third in a global competition.
Colleges offer travel assistance for economically-disadvantaged students who wish to visit their campus.
Forty-five countries around the globe were ranked according to the quality, access, and affordability of their preschool programs.
AmeriCorps inspires student interest in STEM fields by connecting them with programs and professionals in these fields.
Inspire kids to keep reading this summer by rewarding them for their effort.
Do-It-Yourselves virtual summer camp provides youth with several engaging projects as long as they have access to a computer and internet connection.
Two San Antonio teachers tapped for teaching awards. View Story
One of a kind citywide effort designed to keep kids learning all summer. View Story
Educational workshops focus on college readiness and career exploration. View Story
iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials. In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. iCivics features engaging lesson plans and interactive games that guide students through virtual courtrooms allowing them to see how jurors deliberate. Additionally, students get to become U.S. President for four years, learn the process for drafting polished arguments and study learn constitutional law.
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To be or not to be… like an actor in the classroom?! View Story
Edgewood ISD opened a new facility at its Fine Arts Academy campus to offer students real-world training in automotive technology.
In order to prepare for life after high school, special needs students are offered hands-on job training with several local businesses. View Story
Storytelling times and activities scheduled to promote literacy.
Free training gives educators tools to use in the classroom. View Story
Supreme Court returns affirmative action case back to the lower court.
San Antonio summers can be hot, but with a little planning, caregivers and kids can make the most of summer break by visiting many sites, especially when admission is FREE!
Middle Schoolers prepare for rich camp experience that incorporates writing, technology and science.
How will out-of-state tuition costs affect you?
Student interns get hands-on learning while attending to local residents.
Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you’re looking for affordable (and preferably FREE) things to do this summer, then you’re in luck. Below you will find some popular places around San Antonio where you can find entertainment that’s free and enjoyable for the whole family.
Parent engagement and child education programs are making a difference.
Second season for athletic community initiative set to begin. View Story
In a unanimous vote, a new superintendent is announced. View Story
Campers get unique experience that incorporates art and technology.
Grants seek to increase college attainment across San Antonio high schools.
Business site visits give new perspective to math and science teachers to develop lesson plans that will motivate students to embrace STEM-based curriculum. View Story
House Bill 5 will reduce the number of standardized tests.
School is back is session for many students, so use caution when driving.
In less than a month, most children will begin enjoying their summer vacation and parents might find themselves wondering how to keep kids engaged all summer. View Story
Local initiative sets to boost Latino college enrollment and degree attainment. View Story
District students can continue enjoying free meals this summer.
Students can apply for up to $500 in scholarship money for university and community colleges. View Story
Handy site helps you track all the Texas bills that have been signed.
Explore science and discover how fun learning a new language can be with fun activities at camp this summer.
Anyone can learn a new skill; we just need to make time for it, research suggests. View Story
Think you might be interested in a career in public health? View Story
Graduates to fill much needed manufacturing positions. View Story
Approval of House Bill 5 reduces the number of tests students need to graduate.
New school focused on college readiness and STEM-based instruction. View Story
We honor our fallen heroes during this Memorial Day 2013
Google grant supports professional development opportunity. View Story
New interactive website offers tools to help students explore college options. View Story
Take the Scholastic reading challenge this summer and help set a new world record.
Revised bill may allow concealed handgun license holders to carry a weapon on campus. View Story
Get moving to stay healthy and fit this summer. View Story
Local ISD becomes the first school district to receive national leadership award for asthma awareness.
Under the new bill that was passed by the Senate, Texas teachers will pay a little more toward their retirement. View Story
Free three-day camp gives high school students at taste of college life. View Story
Whether your destination takes you to college or middle school, it’s best to be prepared! View Story
Kindergarten registration is one event parents do not want to miss out on.
Use your relevant work experience count towards your degree. View Story
Irving Middle School in the San Antonio Independent School District is lifting it’s “cell phone usage at school” policy to test a new anti-bullying app that allows students to anonymously report bullying. View Story
Two local school districts are celebrating with their teachers after big prize is awarded to one of their own. View Story
On your mark. Get Set. Go! Go sign up for the summer reading program!
State-wide movement urges communities to unite to celebrate college enrollment. View Story
Morrill Elementary School families learn about library resources during a parent engagement outing.
With the tax season well behind us, many tax payers are breathing a sigh of relief. View Story
Student club members unite to share the value of education.
High school principal is recognized for keeping students on track. View Story
Free electronic resources inspire children to love reading and build knowledge of subject content with engaging videos, audio, images and text. View Story
Reading does pay off! Just ask Beacon Hill Elementary fourth grader Daniel Guerrero.
Parents, come cheer your kids as they learn basic offense and defense football skills. View Story
New platform promotes computer programming in elementary schools.
Over 8,000 children in the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) received new books.
Gaming software teaches students how to make financially smart decisions. View Story
YOSA, the premier orchestral experience for youth citywide, enhances education, enriches the community, and transforms lives by pursuing excellence in classical music in a stimulating, nurturing, and fun environment that is equally accessible to all youth. Programs include five orchestras, a two-week YOSA Summer Symphony Camp, partnerships with schools across Bexar County, and YOSA MÁS (Music After School), an after-school program that provides free daily orchestra instruction and weekly private lessons on the west side.
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Collaborative project gives students real-life experience in film production. View Story
Make plans to meet your favorite authors and enjoy good food and music.
Conexión identifies area programs focused on Latino student success. View Story
P16Plus is excited to share our pilot student program and services mapping results that were attained from our partners in education. The pilot will be phased in beginning with the Secondary results from all 15 ISDs, 11 public and private colleges and universities and non-profit organizations that service the needs of students in this age category. Additional dashboards will be released this summer.
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Prevent summer slide and boredom by incorporating stimulating activities into your child’s daily schedule. Visit your public library for free kids’ activities, read for 20 minutes daily, go to your local park to play or bike ride or register for a summer camp. Check out our growing list of summer programs. Come back often to check for updates!
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Explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with Girls Inc. of San Antonio.
Bring the family to the 7th annual Girls Inc. Rockit into the Future Science Festival on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Rackspace Hosting (5000 Walzem, 78218).
The free event introduces STEM-based concepts with fun activities and hands-on experiments. Talk to experts to learn about how science and math influence careers and the future.
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Music, food and educational resources kick off Fiesta in San Antonio.
Campus tours inspire middle school students to plan and prepare for high school and college.
Saturday school isn’t probably high on any student’s list of ideal things to do on the weekend. Unless, you’re a middle schooler interested in technology.
If you have an hour each week, perhaps you might volunteer to become a Reading Buddy to a San Antonio child.
Student Aid Saturdays encourages students and parents to complete the financial aid applications otherwise known as FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid). Research shows that 90% of students who complete the FAFSA will enroll in post-secondary education. Student Aid San Antonio Schedule.
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You don’t want to miss out on this math scholarship opportunity!
Exciting competition draws in hundreds and inspires kids to get excited about technology. View Story
If your child is ready for Kindergarten, keep an eye out for your school district’s Kinder Round Up dates for Fall 2014. Registration dates vary across each school district; however, new student registration is usually held two weeks before school starts. Below is a list of dates shared by our ISD partners.
Download the 2014 Kinder Round Up Dates
Registration dates for the Fall 2013 school year have been announced. View Story
Report reveals that parents need help supporting math skills for young children.
Come out to cheer these Northside students at the annual track and field meet. View Story
The Texas Early Learning Council is made up of 18 council members who aim to improve school readiness by targeting four priority areas: parental outreach and communication; early childhood workforce and professional development; collaborations and standards; and data systems and quality ratings, and improvement systems. The council released the new Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines for Texas. The guidelines are evidence-based and linked to best practices. Download the new guidelines.
Luncheon to explore San Antonio’s development and urban school performance.
Inspire U, an education-related cause of the SA2020, is a unique mentoring program that matches adult volunteers, through their employer, with middle and high school youth to help them become the first in their family to attend college. Students visit their mentors at the workplace and are supported with career and college building activities. Inspire U partners include: cafécollege, the San Antonio Education Partnership, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas and Communities in Schools-San Antonio.
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Children learn from the moment they are born. The Kindergarten Readiness Checklist is designed to help your child learn the information he/she needs to be successful in school. The brochure provides ideas and tips to help your child communicate, problem solve and work in groups — basic life skills needed in Kindergarten.
If your organization would like a copy with your logo, contact Jessica Maurer for a copy.
• Kindergarten Readiness Checklist (English)
• Kindergarten Readiness Checklist (Spanish)
• What is Head Start? (A list of Head Start Providers)
If you’re running out of ideas for Spring Break fun, why not try a Spring Break camp? Or better yet, enjoy a FREE day at the museum!
Spring Break engineering science camps now open for registration.
In it’s 100th year, the Girl Scouts organization has changed the lives of many young girls.
Get paid to work and earn a degree at the Alamo Colleges. View Story
Parent engagement program encourages Northside families to extend learning opportunities. View Story
P16Plus highlights history, partnerships, and accomplishments in published report.
Eastside families get support from parenting program. View Story
Celebrate public schools at Harlandale Independent School District (ISD). View Story
A library that is always open has a nice ring to it.
Students are being urged to complete their GED before the new test is redesigned. View Story
Here’s a great way to infuse informational programming with application and learn more about technology-based organizations in San Antonio. View Story
Save the Date for STEM training this summer. View Story
Harlandale Independent School District budding artist wins $1,000 for school’s art program.
Parent involvement generates academic achievement.
Because reading is sometimes difficult for some students, retaining concepts or technical information can be just as challenging. View Story
The community project at the Crossroad Center inspires leadership and pride.
Can e-readers enhance classroom learning?
Workplace exposure gives students hands-on experience and a real-world view of the workplace. View Story
New students who test at pre-college English upon entering Palo Alto College can expect guidance and nurturing.
Daylong workshops and resources fair target early childcare providers. View Story
With graduation just months away, many high school students are busy trying to make sense of the college admissions process, which includes learning ways to finance post-secondary education.
A bookless library? Yup! You heard right. View Story
Keep your kids entertained no matter where you’re at with free audio books.
Led by United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, Eastside Promise Neighborhood is a collaborative efforts impacting a 3.5 square mile area in San Antonio’s east side. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone demonstrable success for youth and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Eastside Promise Neighborhood focuses on achieving results on 10 Promises to the community, all focused on improving education opportunities for youth and strengthening families and the neighborhood.
Application deadline is just around the corner. View Story
Here’s another reason to invest in your child’s music lessons. View Story
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get a view of real mummies. View Story
Be strong, bold and discover the power needed for social change. View Story
Affordable, fun and convenient classes inspire kids in the kitchen and the dance floor! View Story
If going back to college is in your immediate plans, you don’t want to miss the day-long registration event at Palo Alto College.
San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) parents are now more prepared to answer college and career questions from their children. View Story
New study reveals that babies learn basic language skills while still in the womb. View Story
Early College programs are taking off in the Rio Grande Valley.
Don’t forget!! Students seeking to enroll for the Spring 2013 semester need to be vaccinated before classes start.
Parents, if you have a student graduating in May or if your New Year’s resolution includes returning to school, January is a critical month for you. View Story
While last minute agreements between Republicans and Democrats spared millions in cuts temporarily, some education programs might see the chopping block.