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. 

InspireU program brings together UTHSCSA mentors and KIPP San Antonio students

The educational goals we’ve set for our city include . . . a robust mentoring program called InspireU that pairs San Antonio’s business community with at-risk middle school students . . . . That’s what Mayor Julián Castro wrote in an… Continue Reading

[Interview] Johnathon Cruz, candidate for Southwest ISD school board

Newcomer Johnathon Cruz is running for the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees. As mentioned in this earlier post, two at-large seats on the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 20, 2014 ballot, and current members Mike C. Frazier and Yolanda Garza-Lopez are running for reelection. The… Continue Reading

[Event] KIPP University Prep to host First Friday Breakfast on March 7, 2014

Would you like to learn more about KIPP: San Antonio? The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP University Prep, 319 E. Mulberry Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map), on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The featured speakers will be Tina DeValk… Continue Reading

Senator John Cornyn addresses college-bound students at KIPP University Prep

United States Senator John Cornyn (who is running for re-election this year) visited KIPP University Prep on Friday afternoon to talk to the students.

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

[Opinion] Charter school students succeed

As I mention on my About page (archive), I’ve been a school choice supporter for a long time, but my long-time friend Victoria Rico inspired me to do something about it—namely, start this blog. Victoria is chairwoman and trustee of… Continue Reading

[Event] KIPP: San Antonio First Friday Breakfast on January 10 at KIPP Aspire

Start your year off right by picking up some positive energy from KIPP: San Antonio. The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP Aspire Academy, 731 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78201 (map) from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 2013.  RSVP… Continue Reading

[Gallery] KIPP Un Mundo tour; KIPP San Antonio hosts education roundtable with Greg Abbott

Earlier this month, I went to a  First Friday Breakfast at KIPP Un Mundo Academy; read more details about the event in this earlier post. The highlight of the visit was getting a campus tour from two first-grade students. This earlier post has dates and… Continue Reading