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One of the great pleasures of living near downtown San Antonio is being just a short trip away from unique places like Main Plaza. On Tuesday, my daughter and I went to check out the weekly farmers’ market. We parked in … Continue reading
In the 2012 general election, Marisa B. Perez, a Democrat, won a seat on the State Board of Education representing District 3, which includes central and southern Bexar County (San Antonio); Medina, Atascosa, and Wilson counties; and south to Hidalgo county. … Continue reading
An earlier post listed some races to watch. Here are the results: State Board of Education, District 3: challenger Marisa B. Perez beat incumbent Michael Soto in a Democratic primary upset. “Even With Upsets, Little Change in Control of SBOE”, Morgan … Continue reading
Early returns for the primary election are posted on the Bexar County website: State Board of Education, District 3, Democratic primary: Marisa B. Perez (8,908) is leading incumbent Michael Soto (5,702) State Board of Education, District 5, Republican primary: incumbent Ken Mercer (13,829) is … Continue reading
Last week, two seemingly unrelated stories appeared in the same edition of the paper, one about a closed elementary school becoming a Girl Scout center, and one about two elementary schools that won’t open on time because of construction delays. … Continue reading
The Texas Education Agency oversees charter schools, so the fact that commissioner Robert Scott is stepping down soon will likely have an impact on the charter school community. So, who will Governor Rick Perry appoint as Scott’s successor? Here are some … Continue reading
Legendary Spurs player David Robinson showed his support for IDEA Public Schools at their annual gala on Thursday. Asked about why he invited IDEA to take over Carver Academy in San Antonio: “Everything’s exceeded my expectations,” Robinson said. “A lot … Continue reading
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The Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum has its grand opening this weekend. This morning, my daughter and I went to the member preview. We learned about the finer points of cowboy hats and sombreros from a … Continue reading
“Our ability to create a very well-educated workforce for the future will mean all the difference in whether we’re economically prosperous in the 21st century. And the overwhelming verdict of research on this is starting early makes the most sense,” … Continue reading
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Program is starting soon. Read more about it here, “Mayor Castro and San Antonio Public Library to kick off 2012 Summer Reading Program” or just go to your local branch next week to sign up.