As the Texas state government reverts to partisan revenge, the City of San Antonio has continued its march forward.
The city’s signature early childhood education program continues to show signs of success as its first class of students progresses through the third grade, results that could prove meaningful when City Council members decide in late 2020 whether to continue the initiative.
Alamo Heights ISD and Pre-K 4 SA were among those honored at the “Oscars of teaching” in Texas, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards.
Mayor Ivy Taylor and Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8) partook in a town hall debate focused exclusively on education at the KIPP Cevallos Campus Monday.
H-E-B announced Alamo Heights ISD, Pre-K 4 SA, and the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City school board as finalists for its Excellence in Education awards Friday.
Pre-K 4 focuses on smaller classes, full day programs, and professional development in order to set kids on successful trajectories.
The difference between doing well and doing very well, according to the study, is high-quality Pre-K.
Pre-K 4 SA four-year-olds have exceeded the national norm in three academic outcomes during the 2015-16 school year while closing significant gaps in three others, according to an annual independent study released Tuesday.
Imagine San Antonio in 2040.
Sarah Baray now has two days under her belt as CEO of Pre-K 4 SA, the City of San Antonio’s early learning initiative.