ASPIRE News

San Antonio Middle School Students to Become Software Designers

Friday, 01 15 2021

San Antonio middle school students who are in at-risk situations will become the next generation of software coders through an innovative project called VisionCoders, launched by IDRA and Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The project was kick-started by a $3.89 million, five-year Education, Innovation and Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education....


A&M-San Antonio receives $750,000 USAA grant to address digital inclusion

Monday, 12 14 2020

Texas A&M University-San Antonio received a $750,000 grant from USAA to jump-start a pilot program addressing digital inclusion in south Bexar County. Initially, the Digital Inclusion Project will affect 2,400 homes in Edgewood Independent School District, neighborhoods adjacent to Sidney Lanier High School and Gus Garcia University School, a charter middle school formed in partnership with A&M-San Antonio as an initiative of the ASPIRE collaboration....


ASPIRE network joins with San Antonio’s Community Labs, providing unprecedented COVID-19 testing

Thursday, 10 29 2020

The seven south Bexar County Independent School Districts (ISDs) comprising the ASPIRE network with Texas A&M University-San Antonio will launch a groundbreaking school COVID-19 testing initiative supported by Community Labs, LLC, a San Antonio-based nonprofit to provide cost-effective testing protocols. The testing initiative will improve speed and accuracy to identify asymptomatic silent spreaders......


A&M-San Antonio launches ‘ASPIRE Classroom of the Month’ program

Tuesday, 10 20 2020

Recognizing exceptional teachers in the ASPIRE network who are creating classroom cultures that bring higher education dreams to elementary and middle school classrooms is the focus of a new recognition initiative at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The “ASPIRE Classroom of the Month” initiative celebrates teachers and classroom cultures that introduce higher education opportunities to K-8 student and families.....


Dr. Henrietta Muñoz appointed first executive director of the Institute for School and Community Partnerships

Thursday, 10 15 2020

For one San Antonio native, the opportunity to connect passion with purpose became a reality when she was recently appointed as the inaugural director of a ground-breaking partnership focused on strengthening the school-to-college educational pipeline in south Bexar County. Dr. Henrietta (Henri) Muñoz, who has led family economic and educational success initiatives for the past nearly 15 years, is serving as the first executive director for the Institute for School and Community Partnerships, located in Edgewood Independent School District.....


A&M-San Antonio receives $2.1M Department of Education grant

Thursday, 10 15 2020

A $2.1 million grant from the federal Department of Education to Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will fund a unique program to help bridge the equity gap for students with intellectual disabilities and boost their ability to either earn a college degree or complete a college experience. The grant will support the creation and launch of the Transition University for Career Advancement and Successful Adulthood (TU CASA) post-secondary program....


A&M-San Antonio launches the Jaguar Excellence Guarantee & Achiever Promise

Tuesday, 09 22 2020

As more high school seniors and families face increasing costs to earn a college degree, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is continuing to address this national concern with the launch of two new initiatives focused on maximizing scholarships, value and continued access to quality higher education.....


A&M-San Antonio offers first-ever free Challenge to ASPIRE Virtual Summer Camps

Monday, 06 17 2020

As part of efforts to provide unforgettable summer experiences for local students while continuing to observe social distancing guidelines, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is offering its first-ever free virtual summer camps to area students.....


Lanier High School senior’s dreams to earn a university degree made possible by A&M-San Antonio scholarship

Tuesday, 03 03 2020

For Lanier High School senior Jakob Lopez, the dream of earning a university degree is being fueled by a scholarship from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The University is providing additional $1,000 scholarships to eligible prospective freshmen and transfer students during the Jaguar Scholarship Giveaway through March 13, 2020....


Media Advisory: Speaker will recount story of overcoming homelessness

Wednesday, 02 26 2020

Texas A&M University-San Antonio will hold its first ASPIRE Family Night Thursday from 6-8 p.m. featuring motivational speaker Roy Juarez, Jr., the author of “Homeless By Choice.” The event will be in the campus Auditorium and is free and open to the public.....


Edgewood Independent School District School Board approves first-of-its-kind SB 1882 charter collaboration with A&M-San Antonio

Wednesday, 01 22 2020

The Edgewood Independent School District (ISD) School Board voted Tuesday night to approve two SB 1882 partnerships with Texas A&M University-San Antonio....


A&M-SA & 7 south Bexar County ISDs launch a collaboration to develop SB1882 in-district Lab Schools, programs and services

Wednesday, 11 27 2019

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) announced a first of its kind collaborative effort between the university and seven South Bexar County ISDs (East Central, Edgewood, Harlandale, Somerset, South San Antonio, Southside and Southwest) to develop educational programs and services to support existing programs to tackle persistent teacher shortages, curriculum development challenges and...