March 2014 primary election: How will it affect education in San Antonio?

The results are (mostly) in from the March 2014 primary election. Here is a summary of races that may impact education policy in Texas, Bexar County, and San Antonio.¬†Several races are headed for a runoff election on May 27, 2014.… Continue Reading

A charter school pre-K teacher’s perspective on the Brainpower Initiative

Erin Carroll, a pre-K teacher at Highland Park Gifted & Talented Academy¬†(a charter school), offers her perspective on Mayor Julian Castro’s Brainpower Initiative. She reports seeing big differences between kindergarteners who show up with pre-K experience and ready to learn,… Continue Reading

Debate: School closings and openings, and downtown versus sprawl

Last week, two seemingly unrelated stories appeared in the same edition of the paper, one about a closed elementary school becoming a Girl Scout center, and one about two elementary schools that won’t open on time because of construction delays.… Continue Reading