CAST Schools in the News. The latest articles and stories on the CAST Schools Network and affiliated schools.

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By Bekah McNeel August 12, 2020 Heading back to school in San Antonio this month is full of unknowns. The pandemic is raging. Remote learning is glitchy. In-person learning, if and when it happens, is subject to layers of safety protocols as inevitable outbreaks loom. It’s hard to imagine adding one more variable to the

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CAST STEM Students

Modern career and technical education programs emphasize both college and career readiness—even during a pandemic. By Bekah McNeel August 14, 2020 Long before hand-washing PSAs flooded social media and public billboards during the Covid-19 pandemic, Karol Servellon was championing the cause. As a high school student at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center—a.k.a. The Met—Servellon

By Ryan Sprott, July 28, 2020 Schools around the world are now facing pressing questions, such as: ●    How can we deliver quality instruction while some students work from home and some are at school? ●    How will students collaborate meaningfully when following social distancing protocols? ●    How can we seamlessly shift back and forth

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Ravae Shaeffer

Southwest ISD welcomes new CAST STEM Principal San Antonio, TX – On Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Southwest ISD (SWISD) officially announced Ravae Villafranca Shaeffer as the new principal for the District’s CAST STEM High School. Through a rigorous selection process, SWISD maintained its commitment to students, parents, and staff by seeking input through an open-ended

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SA Express News CAST Teach Photo

Math teacher Oscar Garcia works with students Mikaley Kester, left, Kailey Nenque-Cazares, Daisy Hernandez and Celeste Rodriguez at CAST Med High School last November. Northside ISD now is planning the network’s fifth high school with an emphasis on training future teachers. Photo: Billy Calzada /Staff Photographer The next CAST Network school is shaping up to

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CAST Schools to receive up to $300,000 and technical support provided by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation CAST Schools is among the 20 school districts (or networks) selected as blended learning demonstration sites in the second cohort of Raising Blended Learners. CAST will receive up to $300,000 in grant funding plus additional in-kind technical

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Joci Awards

    Shared from the 5/14/2020 San Antonio Express eEdition Dancer Kaben Benavides had been looking forward to returning to the stage of the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre this month for her second — and last —spin as a finalist for Las Casas Foundation’s Performing Arts Scholarship Program. Instead, the Advanced Learning Academy senior has