CANstruction Designs Benefit the San Antonio Food Bank at North Star Mall

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Mallwalking is one of our favorite free-or-cheap things to do on a rainy day. We recently visited North Star Mall for a mallwalking session and to see the latest edition of CANstruction, a project of the San Antonio chapters of… Continue Reading

Opera San Antonio Presents “La Traviata”: Young People Encounter Grand Opera

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Opera San Antonio is presenting La Traviata at the Tobin Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 and Saturday, September 15, 2018. My kids and I attended the final dress rehearsal, and I had the opportunity to interview stars Amanda… Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting Celebration at BASIS San Antonio Shavano

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BASIS San Antonio Shavano Campus welcomed students to a new building on September 4, 2018, and recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate. The families, students, faculty, staff, administration, supporters, and community leaders who gathered at BASIS Shavano were… Continue Reading

Our Back to School Story: Elementary School and Middle School at Great Hearts Academies

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What’s on my mind is our back to school story for 2018. My daughter, G.N., is starting third grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista South, and my son, F.T., is starting sixth grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista North. Some… Continue Reading

Back to School with Keep Learning, San Antonio

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As parents and community members in San Antonio, we need to talk about what we want our public education system to be. Perhaps you have seen ads on TV or online for the Keep Learning, San Antonio campaign and are wondering… Continue Reading

“Recaptured & Redirected”: A Panel Discussion on Public School Finance

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State and local governments collect taxes and allocate money for public education—but is enough money being spent on public schools, and what is the impact of public charter schools? A panel of experts discussed these issues on Monday, August 6,… Continue Reading

Thoughts From an Education Reform Advocate on Attending a Screening of “Backpack Full of Cash” at the NAACP Convention in San Antonio

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I’m an education reform advocate who recently attended a screening of Backpack Full of Cash at the NAACP Convention. The documentary didn’t change my mind about supporting parent choice, especially high quality public charter schools. Nevertheless, I’m glad I went… Continue Reading

Opening Young Eyes to “Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Paintings” at the San Antonio Museum of Art

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My daughter, G.N., was worried about being bored at the San Antonio Museum of Art. We were on our way to see Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Paintings from the Museums of Madrid, at the museum through September 16, 2018.… Continue Reading

Tips for Taking Your Family to the McNay Art Museum to See “Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations”

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The definition of immerse is “to plunge into something that surrounds or covers.” That is a good description of  Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations, the new exhibit at the McNay Art Museum. Each room by a different artist is… Continue Reading

“Predators vs. Prey” at the Witte Museum Focuses on Dinosaurs in Texas

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“Predators vs. Prey: Dinosaurs in the Land Before Texas” is at the Witte Museum through September 3, 2018. Consistent with the Witte Museum’s mission of presenting the deep history of Texas, the dinosaurs featured in the exhibit once inhabited the… Continue Reading