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

Coming to San Antonio Book Festival: Chris Barton (author) and Don Tate (illustrator) of "The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch"

In the back matter of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, illustrator Don Tate charmingly confesses: I’m ashamed to admit that before illustrating The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Reconstruction. Reconstruction is the era… 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

[Best of 2013] An eventful year for charter schools, told though my favorite photo galleries

It’s been an eventful year for the charter school community in San Antonio. Here are my favorite photo galleries from 2013: “[Gallery] KIPP San Antonio 1st Annual March to College on November 1, 2013”, Inga Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms,… Continue Reading

[Best of 2013] Location, Location, Location

Several of my most popular posts have a common theme: Location, location, location. Here are some of my favorite location-themed posts: “BASIS San Antonio location: Floyd Curl Drive and Hamilton Wolfe Road in the Medical Center area”, Inga Cotton, San… 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

IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting launches a new generation of college graduates

On Friday morning, the crowd cheered when IDEA Public Schools founder and CEO Tom Torkelson cut the ribbon at IDEA South Flores, the newest campus in the charter school network.  He was joined on stage by students in uniforms, IDEA South Flores Academy Principal Angie… Continue Reading

IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting on September 27, 2013 with David Robinson, Mayor Julian Castro, and Tom Torkelson

IDEA Public Schools has announced the schedule for the September 27, 2013 ribbon cutting ceremony for IDEA South Flores. 9:00 a.m. Welcome from IDEA South Flores students, IDEA South Flores Academy Principal Angie Arismendi, and IDEA South Flores College Prep Principal Constantine… Continue Reading

Save the date for IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting on September 27, 2013

Save the date! The official ribbon cutting ceremony for IDEA South Flores, featuring Mayor Julian Castro and IDEA founder Tom Torkelson, will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013. RSVP to rebeca.clay-flores@ideapublicschools.org. The campus is located at 6919 South Flores… 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