[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

Highlights from the Public Forum for Single Seed Enrichment School

Single Seed Enrichment School information meeting | San Antonio Charter Moms

Single Seed Enrichment School is proposed public charter school that, once approved, will open in August 2019 in the Converse area, northeast of San Antonio. The school’s mission is “To create principled and knowledgeable world leaders through inquiry and innovative… Continue Reading

Carpe Diem Westwood in Year Three: Rebuilding Personalized Learning

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

Note: Letter to Parents and Families, dated March 2, 2018 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… Continue Reading

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Carpe Diem Westwood in San Antonio

Carpe Diem Westwood held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 14, 2015 at the entrance of its new campus at 8038 West Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78227. The new facility fulfills the expectations of the groundbreaking ceremony on May 2, just four months earlier. The ribbon-cutting… 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

Rocketship Education parent information session on March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Rocketship Education is hosting a parent information session on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Branch Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78224 (map). RSVP at www.rsed.org/texas. Rocketship Education is a network of public, open-enrollment charter schools… Continue Reading

IDEA Public Schools: a growing success in San Antonio

IDEA Public Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in the Rio Grande Valley, but with a growing presence in San Antonio. IDEA Public Schools continues to earn recognition for its success in helping students graduate from high… Continue Reading

Education Commissioner approves charter application from Carpe Diem San Antonio

As mentioned in this earlier post, Education Commissioner Michael Williams has approved a charter application from Carpe Diem Schools–San Antonio (application). Under the new process created by SB2, the State Board of Education could exercise a veto at its November meeting. “Public… Continue Reading

[Gallery] Bexar BiblioTech supports kids’ learning with tablets and ebooks

BiblioTech is the new Bexar County digital library. My kids and I gave it a try last week, and we recommend that you have a look, too. Here are our suggestions about how to use it. First, I went online to… Continue Reading

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