Guide to Elected Officials for Parent-Advocates at Great Hearts San Antonio: 2018 Edition

Guide to Elected Officials for Parent-Advocates at Great Hearts San Antonio: 2018 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

If you are a Great Hearts San Antonio parent (or supporter), and you want to invite elected officials to tour your school, or you want to contact them and share stories about your school, how do you know who to… Continue Reading

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Great Hearts Northern Oaks

Great Hearts Northern Oaks held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 8, 2015 in the multipurpose room of the campus located at 17223 Jones-Maltsberger Rd., San Antonio, TX 78247.

San Antonio parents welcome the first Great Hearts Academies campus in Texas, while Dallas waits

San Antonio families are flocking to enroll at the first Great Hearts campus in Texas. Meanwhile, families in North Texas will have to wait another year or more as a result of the State Board of Education‘s veto of Education Commissioner Michael Williams‘… Continue Reading

Charter applications granted, including Carpe Diem San Antonio and Redbud Montessori For All

Good news! San Antonio is getting two new charter schools, Carpe Diem San Antonio and Redbud Montessori For All. In September, the State Board of Education interviewed the Generation 18 charter applicants, as discussed in this earlier post. Education Commissioner… Continue Reading

Marisa B. Perez and Ken Mercer discuss CSCOPE on Texas Week with Rick Casey

State Board of Education members Marisa B. Perez (D–San Antonio) and Ken Mercer (R–San Antonio) will be on KLRN’s Texas Week with Rick Casey tonight discussing CSCOPE. This email from Perez has more details about showtimes and channels; this earlier post has more information about… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: Judson ISD

Four seats on the Judson ISD School Board are on the May 11 ballot; three races are contested. UPDATE: “Judson voters to decide board, bond elections”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, April 7, 2013; “Quality of school board candidates lacking in Judson”, San… Continue Reading

State Board of Education meeting soon: January 30-February 1

The State Board of Education will meet for the first time this year from January 30 to February 1, 2013. The agenda is online. One of the first pieces of business will be assigning members to committees—including the Committee on School… Continue Reading

Guide to SBOE 2013

If you’ve been following the charter application process for Great Hearts and BASIS (granted last week—hooray!), especially if you rode the bus to Austin, then you may have become sort of familiar with some of names and faces on the… Continue Reading

Committee on School Initiatives refers BASIS and Great Hearts charter applications to full board

This afternoon, the State Board of Education’s Committee on School Initiatives voted to refer the Great Hearts and BASIS charter applications to the full board. (More information: webcast; agenda; my earlier post about all the applicants.) On the BASIS application, the committee voted unanimously in favor… Continue Reading

Education impact from 2012 election results

The 2012 general election is over; what was the impact on education? Locally, Mayor Julian Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA initiative passed. “Local voters decide to put their money on Pre-K 4 SA”, Josh Baugh & Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News,… Continue Reading