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

Marisa B. Perez sworn in for her second term on the Texas State Board of Education

On January 23, 2015, on the campus of IDEA Monterrey Park, County Judge Nelson Wolff administered the oath of office to Marisa B. Perez as she began her second term representing District 3 on the State Board of Education.

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

Charter school parents band together for transportation solutions

UPDATE: The parent-organized bus at Great Hearts Monte Vista will run in the morning AND the afternoon. Charter schools can choose whether or not to offer transportation; see “Charter School Finance” at the Texas Education Agency. KIPP San Antonio does offer bus transportation… 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

Rey Saldaña talks about his new role as Chief Engagement Officer at KIPP San Antonio

Rising star Rey Saldaña talked to me about teaming up with KIPP San Antonio, a group of high-performing charter schools in San Antonio, to attack poverty and improve education. Talking to Saldaña made me feel old, but that’s OK, because I’m glad that… 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

[Event] KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy to host First Friday Breakfast on April 4, 2014

Did you know that KIPP San Antonio offers dual-language education in elementary school? Learn more at the next First Friday Breakfast, which will be at KIPP Un Mundo Academy, 103 Tuleta Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map), from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on April 4,… 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

[Event] KIPP University Prep to host First Friday Breakfast on March 7, 2014

Would you like to learn more about KIPP: San Antonio? The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP University Prep, 319 E. Mulberry Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map), on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The featured speakers will be Tina DeValk… Continue Reading