When should the state step in to close underperforming charter schools?

This story broke just before the holiday break, when I unplugged for a bit, except for a few “Best-of” posts (here, here, and here), and a slideshow of holiday lights. But it’s worth picking up now because it poses this… Continue Reading

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design moves into Alameda Theater complex

The Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design has reached its goal of moving into the Alameda Theater complex. “Charter school moves into iconic downtown building”, Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, October 8, 2013 (subscribers only); “Alameda School makes… Continue Reading

Five San Antonio charter schools tagged “improvement required” under new state accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency recently released a new set of accountability ratings for Texas school districts and campuses. This is the first set of ratings based on STAAR standardized testing data. (See this earlier post for a discussion of previous ratings.)… Continue Reading

Jeffrey D. Flores (formerly Alameda School) takes principal job at New Frontiers Charter School

Jeffrey D. Flores, formerly the founding principal of the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, will be the new principal at New Frontiers Charter School. This is a transition time for the Alameda School; the school is also moving… Continue Reading