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


SAN ANTONIO — What do you get when you put crazy smart, and crazy driven together? You get this guy… “I’m Carlos Lara, senior at Southwest High School.” To understand Carlos Lara, is to understand this one comment, “My best advice is don’t waste your time.” “My family has really high expectations for everyone in


Are entrepreneurship and traditional education totally at odds? Can practical business skills only be learned on the job? Or can we teach this at school? And if so, how do we teach in a school setting the key skills of launching and running companies and succeeding in business? In early March, I attended my first

In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio ISD is opening a new career-themed high school for students interested in the medical field. Listen to the full audio here. The campus, located on the Brooks development on the city’s South side, is called CAST Med. SAISD is currently taking applications for its first cohort of

Legacy High School

Inside a cubicle of high glass walls, 18-year-old Angel Mosqueda held what looked like the largest-ever remote control, with a full keyboard underneath a screen the size of an Etch A Sketch. But the object the Legacy High School senior controlled was even more remarkable — a massive robotic arm holding a tiny dry-erase marker,

News 4 SA CAST Tech

SAN ANTONIO – As News 4 continues its yearlong commitment to explore inequality, San Antonio’s Silent Crisis, we’re learning how school administrators worked the phones to make sure kids from every walk of life could go to a competitive new high school. “I’m currently working on a website I’m building for my professional communications class,”


The third high school in the Center for Applied Science and Technology, or CAST, network will have a medical focus, opening in August with partners that include the San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio College, UT Health San Antonio and two local hospitals. The new school’s principal will be Eddie Rodriguez, founding principal of


With the launch of CAST Med High School nearing, San Antonio Independent School District announced a major donation and slate of partnerships that will help students advance their studies in the medical field when the campus opens its doors next fall. CAST Med is the third school in the CAST network, a group of in-district

A San Antonio in-district charter high school that aims to prepare students for careers in technology and business got closer to that goal Thursday, thanks to a $250,000 gift from late movie theater mogul John L. Santikos. CAST Tech in the San Antonio Independent School District — it stands for the Centers for Applied Science