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“For Mexican Children in Particular”

"For Mexican Children in Particular" The Marianist educational mission in San Antonio, 1852-1927 Gerald E. Poyo and Christopher Repka To view this storymap in full size, please click here ...
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Bilingual, Biliterate, and Bicultural: Dual Language in Westside Schools

Bilingual, Biliterate, and Bicultural Dual Language in Westside Schools Meghann M. Peace and Yamilet Munoz Dual language programs, in which classes are given in English and Spanish, have exploded in popularity within San Antonio. In the school districts of the historically Mexican American Westside, there are 23 dual language programs, ranging from early childhood to high school, and including Washington Irving Academy, an entirely dual language campus (EISD, 2019; SAISD, 2021). Dual language programs seek to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, biculturalism, and high academic achievement, and to empower students by recognizing their cultural identity (e.g., Malik, 2019; SAISD, 2019). The idea ...
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Black in the Barrio: African American History of San Antonio’s Westside

Black in the Barrio African American History of San Antonio’s Westside Teresa Van Hoy and Harold Johnson & Gerardo Nino Pozos CONTENT COMING SOON ...
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Deluge, destruction, and decision making:

The roots of Community Organized for Public Service (C.O.P.S.) in West Side San Antonio Click here to open in a new window ...
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Education Inequality in Westside San Antonio during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Lanier High School

Education Inequality in Westside San Antonio during the COVID-19 Pandemic The Case of Lanier High School Claudia Donoso and Kathryn Klokker Abstract Education inequality in a pandemic affects low-income and middle/high-income neighborhoods differently. Drawing on the concept of intersectionality, we compare two high schools in San Antonio-Texas; one located in San Antonio ISD (Westside) and the other located North East ISD. These two schools were chosen by analyzing the data on the Texas Education Agency website 2019-2020 Special Population Reports. We found the percentage of economically disadvantaged students in each public, non-charter high school in Bexar County, and then chose ...
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IDENTITATEM <—>IDENTIDAD<—>IDENTITY: A Transformative Theatre Project Capturing the Spiritual and Cultural Realities of Youth and Young Adults in Holy Rosary Parish, San Antonio, Texas

IDENTITATEM <—>IDENTIDAD<—>IDENTITY A Transformative Theatre Project Capturing the Spiritual and Cultural Realities of Youth and Young Adults in Holy Rosary Parish, San Antonio, Texas Bernadette Hamilton-Brady and Jorge Martinez St. Mary’s University presents a transformative theatre project capturing the spiritual and cultural realities of youth and young adults in Holy Rosary Catholic Parish located in San Antonio, Texas, telling their stories through performance using all theatrical elements — props, lighting, projection, sound, costumes, scenic units, and text/story. The project was created by St. Mary's University students Jorge Martinez, Rachel Huron, Gabriella Rivera, McKayala Rodriguez, and Vanessa Wheatly. A portion of ...
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Mexicanidad on the Westside: Tracing the Legacy of Incomparable Servingness at Our Lady of the Lake University

Mexicanidad on the Westside Tracing the Legacy of Incomparable Servingness at Our Lady of the Lake University Rick Sperling and Micaela Cruz The Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI) designation is a statistical-based identity given to colleges and universities with a 25 percent or higher Latinx student population. While HSIs are eligible to receive federal funding based solely on that designation, there are no definite guidelines to ensure that the money is spent in a culturally responsive manner. However, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) continues to provide high quality education to their Latinx students. In this presentation, we traced historical events ...
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Radical Rattlers

Radical Rattlers A Narrative of Latino Students at St. Mary's University in the 1960s Edgar Velázquez Reynald In the 1960's, St. Mary's saw an increase in Latino enrollment and a shift in student political attitudes from confidence in established politics in the early 1960's to radical activism at the end of the decade. The transition occurred as students engaged with the Civil Rights Movement and then the Chicano Movement. Using the St. Mary's University student newspaper, The Rattler, this project chronicles the events of the 1960's from the perspective of Latino students, using editorials and campus coverage to understand the ...
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The 1968 Edgewood Walkout & Education in San Antonio

"The Edge of the Woods" The 1968 Edgewood Walkout & Education in San Antonio Victoria Sanchez To view this storymap in full size, please click here ...
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The Effect of the Housing Crisis on Westside Community Health: A Focus on Historical and Present-Day Epidemics/Pandemics

The Effect of the Housing Crisis on Westside Community Health A Focus on Historical and Present-Day Epidemics/Pandemics Sue Nash and Angely Noriega Baron The Effect of the Housing Crisis on Westside Community Health: A focus on historical and present-day epidemics/pandemics San Antonio’s Westside boasts one of the oldest public housing developments built between 1939 and 1942, the Alazán-Apache courts. The Westside, due to redlining, is made up of predominantly Hispanics (93%) who are of lower socioeconomic status (40% poverty rate). Residents in the past were vulnerable to disease due to poor public health infrastructure. For example, Westside neighborhoods lacked clean ...
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