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

InspireU program brings together UTHSCSA mentors and KIPP San Antonio students

The educational goals we’ve set for our city include . . . a robust mentoring program called InspireU that pairs San Antonio’s business community with at-risk middle school students . . . . That’s what Mayor Julián Castro wrote in an… Continue Reading

Mayor Juilán Castro hosted the San Antonio meeting of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

Mayor Juilán Castro recently hosted the San Antonio stop of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET), a partnership among the mayors of four major U.S. cities to highlight educational innovations. The Mayors’ Tour is a sign of good things to… Continue Reading

[Sponsored] InspireU mentoring program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas (BBBSST). I was compensated to participate but all opinions are mine. Big ideas are powerful. But ideas spread one person at a time. Are you ready to… Continue Reading

Mayor Julian Castro visits Denver for Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

Mayor Juilán Castro is in Denver today for the launch of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET), a partnership among the mayors of four major U.S. cities to highlight the educational innovations that are working in their respective cities.… 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

Constitution Day is September 17: Get your own pocket Constitution!

Note: In honor of Constitution Day, September 17, I am re-sharing this earlier post from February 4, 2013. Also: Observe Constitution Day with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation‘s Great Books seminar, “A Conversation with the Constitution,” at 6 p.m. tonight at… 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

KIPP Aspire students perform math chant at Mayor Julian Castro’s 2013 State of the City

Watch 5th grade students from KIPP Aspire Academy perform a math chant to help introduce Mayor Julian Castro before his annual State of the City address. “Webcast: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro’s 2013 State of the City Address”, NOWCAST San Antonio,… Continue Reading