Opera in Schools: A School Visit With OPERA San Antonio Education Programs

Opera in School: A Visit With OPERA San Antonio Education Programs | San Antonio Charter Moms

You may already be aware that OPERA San Antonio is presenting Verdi’s Macbeth, the first production in its fourth season, at the Tobin Center on September 8 and 10, 2017. But did you also know that OPERA San Antonio offers… Continue Reading

Jorge Marín's "Alas de la Ciudad" – "Wings of the City" at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Wings of the City – Alas de la Ciudad by Jorge Marín is an exhibit of eight monumental bronze sculptures that recently arrived at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. I encourage art lovers of all ages to visit these classically beautiful and… Continue Reading

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Carpe Diem Westwood in San Antonio

Carpe Diem Westwood held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 14, 2015 at the entrance of its new campus at 8038 West Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78227. The new facility fulfills the expectations of the groundbreaking ceremony on May 2, just four months earlier. The ribbon-cutting… Continue Reading

IDEA Public Schools luncheon honoring David Robinson, board member and Carver Academy founder

I want to give you a sense of how it felt to be at the IDEA Public Schools 2015 luncheon honoring David Robinson, IDEA board member and Carver Academy founder, on May 11, 2015 at the Pearl Stable. Why did… Continue Reading

Downtown San Antonio skyline reveals a cluster of charter schools

The other day, I walked up to the Overlook at the San Antonio Botanical Garden to stretch my legs and enjoy the view. Of course, since I have charter schools on the brain, I looked see how many campuses I could… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio dedication ceremony welcomes a world-class educational opportunity

The BASIS San Antonio dedication ceremony on September 25, 2013 welcomed guests and dignitaries with a performance by the 7th & 8th grade strings. Tiffany O’Neill, BASIS San Antonio Head of School, celebrated the school’s opening. (Classes began September 3, 2013… Continue Reading

KIPP: San Antonio announces First Friday Breakfast schedule for 2013-14

KIPP: San Antonio has announced its First Friday Breakfast schedule for 2013-14.  On the first friday of every month, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., KIPP: San Antonio welcomes the community with free breakfast tacos and coffee, presentations from KIPP: San Antonio leaders and… Continue Reading

Choose to Succeed launches new website

Choose to Succeed has a spiffy new website with helpful information explaining their mission: In 2011, the George W. Brackenridge and Ewing Halsell Foundations began to analyze student achievement data from the Greater San Antonio area. At the close of their analysis… Continue Reading

Event: First Friday Breakfast April 12 at KIPP Un Mundo

The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on April 12. Eat breakfast tacos and drink coffee, hear from KIPP: San Antonio leaders and teachers, and—best of all—take a campus tour led by KIPP… Continue Reading

Study: 3 to 4 years of KIPP equals 8 to 14 extra months of learning

Researchers found that after three to four years in a KIPP school, students’ academic growth equaled an extra eight to 14 months of learning, depending on the subject area. This was despite the fact that students tend to enter KIPP… Continue Reading