AP For All: IDEA Public Schools in San Antonio Gives All Students Access to Advanced Placement Courses

IDEA Public Schools in San Antonio Gives All Students Access to Advanced Placement Courses | San Antonio Charter Moms

Advanced Placement (AP) classes should be available to all students, not just the ones with the privilege or preparation to jump through the right hoops. At IDEA Public Schools, a public charter school network that serves a predominantly Hispanic and economically… 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

May 2014 runoff primary election and the impact on education in San Antonio

The results are in from the May 2014 runoff primary election. How will these results impact education in San Antonio, Bexar County, and Texas? What can we expect at the general election on November 4, 2014? U.S. Congress Will Hurd defeated Francisco “Quico”… Continue Reading

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

[Alamo City Moms Blog] IDEA Public Schools expands to four campuses in San Antonio

Are you following Alamo City Moms Blog yet? They just published their 200th post. It’s grown into a great discussion place and source of information for San Antonio moms, and I am proud to be a contributor. This week, I wrote a sponsored… Continue Reading

IDEA Public Schools: a growing success in San Antonio

IDEA Public Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in the Rio Grande Valley, but with a growing presence in San Antonio. IDEA Public Schools continues to earn recognition for its success in helping students graduate from high… 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

San Antonio parents: Do you feel like you have “plenty of options” for schools?

San Antonio parents who aren’t satisfied with their neighborhood public school have plenty of options. “Education options abound”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, August 7, 2013. San Antonio parents: Do you feel like you have “plenty of options”? I don’t.… Continue Reading

Gallery: Sneak peek at the new IDEA South Flores campus

Classes start Wednesday, August 21 for grades K, 1, 2, and 6 at IDEA South Flores, the new charter school campus at 6919 South Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas 78221 (map). And tonight, Tuesday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is Meet… Continue Reading

Love football and charter schools? Watch Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt present a gift to KIPP: Houston

Is your household, like mine, so football-obsessed that even the early-preseason Hall of Fame Game (August 4, 2013, in case you’re keeping track) is noted on the calendar? San Antonio has traditionally been a Dallas Cowboys market, but the Houston… Continue Reading