The 82nd Legislative Session begins Jan. 11, and of the roughly 7,000 bills that will be introduced, about a quarter of them will be related to education. In addition, school districts stand to lose a significant amount of state funding as legislators grapple with a huge budget deficit.
Northside ISD is among the top 18 school districts in the nation when it comes to closing the achievement gap for African-American, Hispanic, and low-income students, according to a report just released by the Broad Foundation.
The Northside ISD Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for the name of a new elementary school scheduled to open in 2012. The nomination deadline for the school, now referred to as "Bandera Road North area" Elementary School, is Jan. 14, 2011.
The impasse between Methodist Hospitals & Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Insurance could impact Northside ISD's 14,000 employees and families if it is not resolved by January 1, 2014. NISD communicated this information to all employees as the District transitions from Humana Insurance to BCBS on Jan. 1. Please review the NISD- prepared Frequently Asked Questions often as they will be updated as necessary.
More than 450 student athletes who are succeeding on the playing field and in the classroom were named to District academic teams for cross country, football, tennis, and volleyball.
Hundreds of fine arts students will be featured in a variety of holiday concerts and performances at elementary, middle, and high school campuses throughout Northside ISD.
NISD-TV has redesigned its website, making it easier to watch videos about Northside schools, students, staff, and educational programs.
Northside ISD will hold a Special Education Transition Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.
A counselor, an engineer, an educator, a former governor, and a U.S. Supreme Court justice were honored as the namesakes for Northside ISD's five newest schools. In addition, the formal open house for the new Construction Careers Academy (CCA) at Warren High School was held.
Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, the state’s standardized testing program, now called the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, will be replaced by the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR (pronounced "star").
Dozens of schools across the District held patriotic ceremonies Tuesday morning to honor veterans and to thank them for their service to this nation.
The NISD Board of Trustees has approved the design of the Northside Swim Center, effectively giving the green light on a project that will make NISD a nationally-renowned destination for swimming competitions and provide desperately needed 'water space' for Northside athletes.
The percentage of students failing core courses in math, science, social studies, and English has dropped dramatically-double digits in many cases-from the 2005-06 school year compared to 2009-10.
Northside ISD teachers and students were featured prominently at the Texas Foreign Language Association conference, held in San Antonio last weekend.
The performance is being called "Thrill for a Mill" with donations of canned goods being solicited for the San Antonio Food Bank.
Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from across the nation will meet with thousands of NISD students.
The D.A.T.E. program rewards teachers in schools that enroll high numbers of economically disadvantaged students who perform well on standardized tests.
Daniel Leija, a fifth grade teacher at Esparza Elementary School, is the 2011 Texas Teacher of the Year!
This family-oriented event includes an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.
Northside ISD will observe the week of Oct. 4-8 with several initiatives that will educate middle and high school students about the importance of higher education.
The ExCEL Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in the greater San Antonio area, also comes with a $1,000 check from the San Antonio Federal Credit Union.
Northside ISD has launched a new online system for parents to make prepayments for their child's school cafeteria meals.