[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

Senator John Cornyn addresses college-bound students at KIPP University Prep

United States Senator John Cornyn (who is running for re-election this year) visited KIPP University Prep on Friday afternoon to talk to the students.

[Event] KIPP Camino Academy to host First Friday Breakfast on February 7, 2014

Would you like to learn more about KIPP: San Antonio? The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP Camino Academy, 128 S. Audubon Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map), on Friday, February 7, 2014, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The breakfasts feature a… Continue Reading

[Gallery] School Choice Week whistle stop at Sunset Station in San Antonio

Last week, the National School Choice Week  whistle-stop tour visited Sunset Station in San Antonio for a rally that brought together groups representing many forms of school choice: charter schools, private schools, Catholic schools, virtual schools, homeschoolers, and more. There was… Continue Reading

How it feels to be on a charter school waiting list

UPDATE: Great Hearts Monte Vista has added a second section of 9th grade (February 28, 2014) Last week, I went to the public lottery for Great Hearts Monte Vista. (Here’s my earlier post about pre-lottery stress.) What happened? Short version: F.T. drew… 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

KIPP: San Antonio information sessions for 2014

KIPP: San Antonio has scheduled a series of information sessions and open houses for prospective parents who are thinking about enrolling their children in the tuition-free, open enrollment charter school for the 2014-15 school year. Here are the meeting dates: February… Continue Reading

[Event] KIPP: San Antonio First Friday Breakfast on January 10 at KIPP Aspire

Start your year off right by picking up some positive energy from KIPP: San Antonio. The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP Aspire Academy, 731 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78201 (map) from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 2013.  RSVP… 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

[Gallery] KIPP Un Mundo tour; KIPP San Antonio hosts education roundtable with Greg Abbott

Earlier this month, I went to a  First Friday Breakfast at KIPP Un Mundo Academy; read more details about the event in this earlier post. The highlight of the visit was getting a campus tour from two first-grade students. This earlier post has dates and… Continue Reading