First-time teacher Kathy Brinkley plans to guide her 200 new Folks Middle School students by drawing inspiration from a history teacher who had a profound effect on her. “He was the first one to really tell me college was an option for me,” said the incoming sixth-grade social studies teacher in Northside Independent School District.

San Antonio is hoping career-themed schools can alleviate a worker shortage and lift graduates into well-paying jobs SAN ANTONIO, Texas — CAST Tech, San Antonio’s newest public high school, looks like an outpost of Google. Young people huddle over tablets, fiber optic cables run along the ceilings and a cybersecurity lab occupies the basement. The

There is no shortage of passion in our community regarding education and economic development as was evidenced by a recent op-ed in the Rivard Reportand ensuing commentary that triggered varying points of view. While sometimes slightly misguided, this passion, when harnessed in a collaborative and informed way, is what fuels improvement. Recent portrayals of the

The corporate philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., the AT&T Foundation, donated $95,000 to San Antonio technology industry advocacy organization Tech Bloc to create a new matchmaker job to connect students with businesses, it announced Monday. The mentorship coordinator would be under contract with the Centers for Applied Science and Technologies, or CAST Tech, and be responsible

The city’s third Center for Applied Science and Technology, or CAST school, will open in the fall of 2018 at the Brooks development on the Southeast Side with a focus on medical and biological fields. San Antonio Independent School District trustees voted Monday night to lease a 78,000-square-foot building that once served as the Brooks

CAST School Network Grows

The second of the Centers for Applied Science & Technology announced more details in its collaboration with Southwest Independent School District and Palo Alto College. Now known as CAST Stem, it is the second school in the network started by H-E-B CEO Charles Butt that partners with public school districts. Unlike CAST Tech, the in-district

New school will welcome students next fall SAN ANTONIO – The Centers for Applied Science and Technology announced Tuesday it will be opening its second campus next fall. The school will focus on advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and power as well as global logistics. CAST STEM is expected to open next fall to 200 ninth-graders.

AT&T, Tech Bloc provide donations SAN ANTONIO – A technology-focused high school’s partners are making sure the inaugural class has some bags and supplies for their brand-new school. The freshman class of the new CAST Tech High School stood in line Thursday to get backpacks donated by AT&T, which the tech-advocacy group Tech Bloc stuffed

The inaugural class of CAST Tech High School students walked into their first classes Monday morning, beginning an education aimed at teaching tech and business skills that define the industries of the 21st century. “I’m stressed, but excited,” freshmen Carter Leblanc said. LeBlanc is part of the in-district charter school’s 175-member student body, which is divided evenly