CLOSED [Giveaway] Talking about Constitution Day, September 17, with City Councilman Ron Nirenberg

Constitution Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. I’ve written before about how to order your own pocket U.S. Constitution. Today, in honor of Constitution Day, I am giving away two books… Continue Reading

Artist Sean Kenney talks about LEGOs and learning

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is hosting Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks, an exhibit featuring giant LEGO sculptures, through January 4, 2015. My family and I attended the opening day events on September 6, and I got to talk… 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

CSCOPE: What do parents need to know?

My primary mission is to help San Antonio parents find quality schools for their children. But sometimes I touch on another hot topic in education, such as standardized testing (earlier post) or the textbook wars (earlier post). The latest battleground… Continue Reading

Video: “Sales Tax for Pre-K?” on Texas Week with Rick Casey

On a recent episode of Texas Week on KLRN, Rick Casey interviewed Dr. Harriett Romo, director of the Child & Adolescent Policy Research Institute at UTSA, and Chris Nielsen, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas — both members of Mayor Julian Castro’s Brainpower Initiative… Continue Reading