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

CANstruction 2018 by Alamo Architects | San Antonio Charter Moms

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

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: Time Is Money . . . and Some Kids Don’t Have Either

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. The March 7 hearings before the Texas Commission on Public School Finance were basically the equivalent of me going to New York Fashion… Continue Reading

Jubilee-Lake View University Prep Is the Newest Campus in the Jubilee Academies Network

Jubilee--Lake View University Prep Is the Newest Campus in the Jubilee Academies Family | San Antonio Charter Moms

Jubilee–Lake View University Prep is the newest campus in the Jubilee Academies network of public charter schools. I recently toured the campus to learn about the school’s facilities, curriculum, and school culture—what they call “The Jubilee Way.” By sharing my observations,… Continue Reading

Mayor Juilán Castro hosted the San Antonio meeting of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

Mayor Juilán Castro recently hosted the San Antonio stop of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET), a partnership among the mayors of four major U.S. cities to highlight educational innovations. The Mayors’ Tour is a sign of good things to… Continue Reading

Jubilee Academic Center teaches leadership skills in a family environment

Jubilee Academic Center is a neighborhood concept school. Everyone knows everyone else. Everyone is family. Everyone feels safe. That’s how Daniel G. Amador, Superintendent of Jubilee Academic Center, described the school culture to me. I recently toured the elementary school at… Continue Reading

Information sessions for early college high school at New Frontiers Charter School

Learn more about the Senator Frank Madla Early College High School program at New Frontiers Charter School at an information session: February 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. May 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will… Continue Reading

Temple Beth-El board to vote on Great Hearts lease at October 1 meeting

As mentioned in this earlier post, Great Hearts Texas is negotiating with Temple Beth-El, located at 211 Belknap Place in Monte Vista, for a 5-year lease to house the charter school’s first campus in San Antonio. The temple board will vote on the… Continue Reading

Diplomás one-year meeting at Café College: progress towards Latino college completion goals

Last year, this earlier post discussed the launch of Diplomás, a project to raise college completion rates by Latinos, funded in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. One year later, the participants met at Café College to discuss goals and evaluate… Continue Reading

Alamo Area Academies wins 2012 Texas Higher Education Star Award

It’s nice to write about a success story. The Alamo Area Academies, a dual-credit program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn a year of college credit, work at a paid internship, and earn industry certifications, recently received a Texas… Continue Reading

Diplomás Project: raising Latino college completion rates

The San Antonio Education Partnership recently announced the launch of the Diplomás Project, with the goal of raising college completion rates among Latinos by 9 percent by mid-2015. “Latino Student Success Effort in San Antonio – The Key to our… Continue Reading