[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: Sophie’s Choice

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. If the Texas Commission on Public School Finance were a Hollywood movie, we’d be nearing that part in the movie when the main… Continue Reading

Mind and body: athletics at Great Hearts Monte Vista

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When I was a student at a large, public high school in San Antonio, it seemed like there was an unbridgeable cultural divide between the jocks and the nerds. Then, when I went to college, at Trinity University, I sat… Continue Reading

Corazones Maravillosos: Great Hearts Monte Vista sesión de puertas abiertas

Great Hearts Monte Vista sesion de puertas abiertas | San Antonio Charter Moms

  Artículo previo en inglés—earlier post in English. Mil gracias a la traductora Laura Gruber de Lactancia-Latina.com. Great Hearts Monte Vista, el primer campus de Great Hearts Texas, tuvo una sesión de puertas abiertas el 27 de marzo, 2014. Esta sesión fue… Continue Reading

Building a school community: notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house

Notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house | San Antonio Charter Moms

Lea en español aqui. Great Hearts Monte Vista, the first campus of Great Hearts Texas, held an open house on March 27, 2014. The open house was an important step in the process of building a community around the new school. 

News from Generation 18 charter interviews, including Carpe Diem San Antonio

This week, the State Board of Education is interviewing new charter applicants (full list in this earlier post), including Carpe Diem Schools–San Antonio (application). The school is known in education circles for its “blended learning” model, which splits time between online instruction… Continue Reading

Love football and charter schools? Watch Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt present a gift to KIPP: Houston

Is your household, like mine, so football-obsessed that even the early-preseason Hall of Fame Game (August 4, 2013, in case you’re keeping track) is noted on the calendar? San Antonio has traditionally been a Dallas Cowboys market, but the Houston… Continue Reading