San Antonio Botanical Garden Opens New Areas to Visitors

San Antonio Botanical Garden Opens New Areas to Visitors | San Antonio Charter Moms

Beginning Saturday, October 21, 2017, San Antonio families will be able to enjoy new areas of the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Work has been underway for an eight-acre expansion that includes a new entrance, a welcome center, an expanded gift… Continue Reading

Carpe Diem Westwood in Year Three: Rebuilding Personalized Learning

Carpe Diem Westwood in Year Three: Rebuilding Personalized Learning | San Antonio Charter Moms

Carpe Diem Innovative School—Westwood is in its third year of operation as a public charter school in southwestern San Antonio. After a rough start, it is rebuilding its personalized learning model with new leadership and key changes to classroom activities… Continue Reading

Amanda Ripley talks about "The Smartest Kids in the World" with supporters of the DoSeum

The DoSeum Outside the Lunchbox luncheon at the Tobin Center | San Antonio Charter Moms

Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, took the stage at the Tobin Center on September 10 to speak with supporters of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, at the annual… Continue Reading

Groundbreaking ceremony at Carpe Diem Westwood in San Antonio

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, Carpe Diem Innovative Schools—San Antonio hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at its Carpe Diem Westwood campus, its first in Texas. Future students and families gathered with school leaders and philanthropists under a white tent pitched on a flat,… Continue Reading

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio North groundbreaking welcomes a second campus offering world-class education

On a picture-perfect spring day, parents and future students celebrated at Saturday’s groundbreaking ceremony for BASIS San Antonio North. The new campus will serve grades 5-8 starting in August 2014 at 318 E. Ramsey Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78216 (map), near the… Continue Reading

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person. The same goes for parents who homeschool or send their kids to private schools. The responsible thing to do is to find the situation that… Continue Reading

Getting to know the Great Hearts leadership team at the Monte Vista open house

In April, when I visited Great Hearts Academies at their home base in Phoenix, Arizona (earlier post), school culture made a big impression on me. Great Hearts America CEO Dr. Daniel Scoggin and the entire management team are sincere when they say that… Continue Reading

Dan Patrick visits IDEA Carver to discuss SB2, the charter school bill

As mentioned earlier, there’s a bill pending in the Texas senate—SB2—that would have a big impact on charter schools in Texas. Key changes: raising the cap on the number of charters in Texas and creating an independent charter authorizer to… Continue Reading