Autism Community Network Helps Families Access Diagnosis and Resources

Autism Community Network Helps Families Access Diagnosis and Resources | San Antonio Charter Moms

Autism Community Network (ACN) helps families get a diagnosis of whether or not their children are on the autism spectrum, and provides access to resources like classes and referrals to help their children reach their full potential. I recently toured their… Continue Reading

Pre-K 4 SA South Education Center Is a Model of High Quality Early Childhood Education

Pre-K 4 SA South Education Center Is a Model of High Quality Early Childhood Education | San Antonio Charter Moms

Pre-K 4 SA‘s South Education Center is a model of high quality early childhood education, but its impact goes far beyond the 500 students served at the center. I recently toured the campus to meet the leaders and learn more… Continue Reading

Spanish Grove Academy: Dual Language Preschool in North Central San Antonio

Spanish Grove Academy dual-language preschool in north central San Antonio | San Antonio Charter Moms

Spanish Grove Academy recently invited me to take a tour of their dual language preschool and after-school care in north central San Antonio. It’s a well-rounded early childhood education program and worth a look for families who value instruction in… 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

Celebrating reading at the 2014 San Antonio Book Festival

On Saturday, my kids and I had a great time at the San Antonio Book Festival at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. For our family, the highlight of festival was during the presentation by Joe Cepeda, a children’s book illustrator, when my… Continue Reading

Mayor Juilán Castro hosted the San Antonio meeting of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

Mayor Juilán Castro recently hosted the San Antonio stop of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET), a partnership among the mayors of four major U.S. cities to highlight educational innovations. The Mayors’ Tour is a sign of good things to… Continue Reading

Children's and young adult authors at the San Antonio Book Festival on April 5, 2014

The second annual San Antonio Book Festival, on April 5, 2014, will feature free activities and author showcases from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. I am looking forward to bringing my kids for the fun… Continue Reading

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

Charter schools part of US education overhaul, notes “The Economist”

The result has been a dramatic acceleration of reforms in America’s public schools, at least on paper. All but five of the 50 states have adopted the common core. All but eight now allow charter schools. Thanks to No Child… Continue Reading

Farmer’s market as classroom

Teaching opportunities are everywhere. On Sunday mornings, my kids and I like to visit the Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market. The prices are round numbers, so my son (age 5) can practice math skills by helping me count out the money.… Continue Reading