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

San Antonio parents welcome the first Great Hearts Academies campus in Texas, while Dallas waits

San Antonio families are flocking to enroll at the first Great Hearts campus in Texas. Meanwhile, families in North Texas will have to wait another year or more as a result of the State Board of Education‘s veto of Education Commissioner Michael Williams‘… Continue Reading

Charter applications granted, including Carpe Diem San Antonio and Redbud Montessori For All

Good news! San Antonio is getting two new charter schools, Carpe Diem San Antonio and Redbud Montessori For All. In September, the State Board of Education interviewed the Generation 18 charter applicants, as discussed in this earlier post. Education Commissioner… Continue Reading

Education Commissioner announces Generation 18 charters, including Carpe Diem and Montessori For All

The Texas Education Agency has posted the list of schools granted charters this year by Education Commissioner Michael Williams. “Commissioner Williams sends charter school decisions to SBOE “, Texas Education Agency news release, September 27, 2013. These applicants received charters: Carpe Diem Schools–San… Continue Reading

Texas Education Commissioner will announce Generation 18 charter schools on September 27, 2013

Michael Williams, Commissioner of Education, will announce the results of Generation 18 charter applications on September 27, 2013, according to this news release. The State Board of Education interviewed the charter applicants on September 11 and 12, as discussed in this… Continue Reading

Generation 18 charter school interview schedules for September 11-12, 2013

The Texas Education Agency has posted the interview schedules for Generation 18 charter applicants. Generation 18 applicant interview schedule for Wednesday, September 11, 2013: El Paso Leadership Academy (application) Urban Lyceum (application); 5 Thoughts, Austin Carpe Diem Schools–San Antonio (application); a Choose… Continue Reading

Generation 17 charter applicants: Where are they now?

In November 2012, the Texas State Board of Education granted Generation 17 charters to eight applicants. (Read more in this earlier post.) Where are they now? BASIS San Antonio is building its first campus in the Medical Center area in Fall 2013 (earlier post)… Continue Reading

Great Hearts Texas newsletter includes potential location information

Peter Bezanson, President of Great Hearts Texas, recently sent out an email newsletter including information about potential locations in San Antonio: For our 2014-15 opening, we are in the process of negotiating a long-term lease for a facility that is in/near the north Downtown/Monte… Continue Reading

US News: Texas’s top charter schools 2013

The US News & World Report high school rankings include these Texas charter schools: Westlake Academy (#6 Texas, #41 national) YES Prep North Central (Houston) (#7 Texas, #46 national) Uplift North Hills Preparatory (Irving) (#8 Texas, #51 national) IDEA Frontier (Brownsville) (#11 Texas,… Continue Reading

Charter applications granted; more details in San Antonio Express-News

Leaders of both organizations [BASIS and Great Hearts] said they will begin searching for faculty and campus locations immediately. “Tomorrow we start that process,” said Great Hearts Texas President Peter Bezanson. “Charter schools advance”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, November… Continue Reading