San Antonio Mom Blogs
Monthly Archives: April 2012
“Charter has big plans for San Antonio” , a feature article on IDEA Public Schools, appeared on the front page of the San Antonio Express-News, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Parents who are curious about IDEA’s plans to expand to San Antonio, starting with … Continue reading
In an April 26, 2012 post, “School Reform: Why Romney and Obama Aren’t Talking about Education”, on the School of Thought blog at TIME Ideas, Andrew J. Rotherham expresses frustration that the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns are not talking about education … Continue reading
I learned about the Texas 2×2 Reading List from a post on Tierd (pronounced “ti-erd”: how new parents feel), a lovely and personal blog written by my high school classmate Jennifer. Every year, a group of Texas librarians compiles a list of … Continue reading
Ken Mercer serves on the Texas State Board of Education representing District 5, which includes northern Bexar county (San Antonio); Kendall, Comal, and Guadalupe counties; and north to Burnet county. He defeated Rebecca Bell-Metereau (D) in the 2012 general election. Mercer is currently … Continue reading
“Know the FACTS about charter school MYTHS” is a March 26, 2012 post on the Texas Charter Schools Association blog. It contradicts some of the false ideas out there about charter schools.
So, how bad is it? Looking at successful education programs in other countries makes us even more aware of the problems here, but also gives us ideas about how to do things better. Standardized assessment is essential to making improvements. … Continue reading
The documentary team 2MillionMinutes posted this short film about BASIS High School in Tucson, Arizona: Learn more: BASIS Schools Inc.
BASIS Schools Inc. is a high-performing public charter school system based in Arizona. Its schools serve grades 5-12 with an advanced college prep curriculum. BASIS DC opened in Fall 2012. BASIS received a Texas charter in 2012 and plans to open … Continue reading
Geoffrey Canada founded the Harlem Children’s Zone, a youth program that helps kids and families from early childhood through college, and looks at a range of poverty-related social issues that prevent kids from graduating and succeeding. Canada’s work at HCZ was … Continue reading
The 2010 documentary Waiting for ‘Superman’, directed by Davis Guggenheim, features kids who are applying to get into better public schools, but have to win a lottery to get in. One of the high-quality schools featured is the Harlem Children’s … Continue reading