December 9th, 2019 — It was a trip to remember, to a place, and a time, our country should never forget. “I feel angry and sad because some of this stuff I experience.” Emotional, powerful, and needed. If you are looking to sum up a trip through the deep south, those three words are a

San Antonio Independent School District trustees asked state education officials Monday night to approve four new class offerings for the 2020-21 school year: court reporting and user experience, or UX. The court reporting classes would be offered at Fox Tech High School while students at CAST Tech High School would be able to take two user

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CAST Med is a public high school in San Antonio ISD SAN ANTONIO – CAST Med is a local public high school in San Antonio ISD that helps students focus on the medical field and get a jump start on their passion and their future. Just a few weeks into the semester, these students are putting


A first-of-its-kind program in Texas – and possibly the country – has begun at tech-career-focused high school CAST Tech in the San Antonio Independent School District. Students at the downtown school founded in 2017 began on Monday a user-experience, or UX, career pathway that entails three years of coursework learning the design discipline that has


At 8:06 a.m. a school bus pulled into the front circle of what was once a Brooks Air Force Base facility. Dozens of freshmen spilled from the bus doors, wearing blazers and heels, ties and dress shirts, and nervous smiles for a first day of ninth grade at the new CAST Med High School. New

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District introducing new programs for 2019-2020 year SAN ANTONIO – It’s that time of year again — school buses, earlier wakeups and yes, even homework. It’s back to school for SAISD students — and this year the district is introducing the new CAST Med High School, a new free public program. According to a press release,

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East Central Independent School District will spend the 2019-20 school year planning a new school in the CAST network focused on leadership and management in the retail, hospitality, tourism, and e-commerce industries. CAST Lead is expected to open in fall 2020 as part of a partnership between East Central ISD and the CAST network of


CAST STEM High School, the career-themed school for advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and logistics, will move from its current home in Legacy High School to its own building in August with the help of $2 million that H-E-B and the Charles Butt Foundation donated Thursday to the Southwest Independent School District. CAST STEM’s initial class


SAN ANTONIO – At CAST Tech, Jonathan Earley’s students look forward to Fridays. That’s when they get to play virtual reality games in class. And it’s an integral part of the curriculum. “I call it Friday fun day, and I let them take turns playing virtual reality,” Earley said. “I predict 10 years from now

To cheer myself up during standardized testing month for my public school kids, I chatted recently with folks in the “project-based learning” arena of education. One way to understand “project-based learning” is that it is the next evolution of what used to be known as “vocational” school training. It means businesspeople working hard to introduce