FAQ update: What is a charter school?

I recently updated my FAQ page. Here is an excerpt: “What is a charter school?” A charter school is a public school. It’s authorized directly by the state, not by a local school district. Students can cross district boundaries to… Continue Reading

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy charter school opening in San Antonio in August 2013

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy will be the first Hebrew language charter school in Texas when it opens in San Antonio in August 2013. (Learn about others in the U.S. in this earlier post.) The charter school will take over… Continue Reading

Najim’s gift for Catholic school scholarships spotlights another choice for San Antonio parents

Technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Harvey Najim recently announced a $1 million gift to fund scholarships for children attending Catholic schools. Najim said he believes that Catholic school graduates are more “well-rounded,” less likely to become involved in drugs or criminal… Continue Reading

Separation of church and charter school at Shekinah

The Shekinah Learning Institute, a San Antonio-based charter school operator, has to make some changes after a Texas Education Agency audit found problems with deals between the charter school districts and other entities (a church and a day care) with… Continue Reading