SAISD Pres Ed Garza talks to The Banker about real estate deals and VIA

The Banker (at Bankers Anonymous), a San Antonio ISD parent, recently blogged about SAISD Board President Ed Garza‘s real estate deals. “A Review of SAISD President Ed Garza’s Real Estate Deals”, Bankers Anonymous, June 6, 2013; my earlier post. After the blog post came out, Garza… Continue Reading

Coverage of charter school bill SB2 passing Texas House last week

Expanding on this earlier post, here is more coverage of charter school bill SB2 passing the Texas House of Representatives last week. The vote was 114-23 on the third reading. “Senate Bill 2 passes Texas House”, Tracy Young, Texas Charter Schools Association news release, May… Continue Reading

Early voting underway for school board elections

Early voting started this week for the May 11 election, which includes school board elections for seven local school districts. For more information about how to vote, see Bexar County Elections or the early voting guide at the San Antonio Express-News. Alamo… Continue Reading

Anne Frank Inspire Academy opening on Northwest Side in Fall 2013; info sessions

I haven’t done my due diligence yet, but I’m intrigued by what I’m hearing about Anne Frank Inspire Academy, a new school in the John H. Wood Jr. Public Charter District. “New school a major change for charter district”, Lindsay Kastner, San… Continue Reading

Charter school bill, SB2, moves from Education Committee to Texas Senate

I’ve been following the progress of SB2, a bill that would make big changes to charter school laws in Texas, including raising the charter cap. This post is about the bill’s introduction in February; this post is about Senator Dan Patrick‘s visit to IDEA Carver last Friday… Continue Reading

Dan Patrick visits IDEA Carver to discuss SB2, the charter school bill

As mentioned earlier, there’s a bill pending in the Texas senate—SB2—that would have a big impact on charter schools in Texas. Key changes: raising the cap on the number of charters in Texas and creating an independent charter authorizer to… Continue Reading

Coverage of the May 11 school board elections in Bexar County

Seven school districts in Bexar County are electing new board members on May 11. (Early voting runs from April 29 through May 7; more information at Bexar County Elections.) Learn more about the races: Alamo Heights ISD Harlandale ISD Judson… 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

Chili-Con-Carnival on March 23 to raise money for Foundation School for Autism

The Foundation School for Autism PTO is hosting Chili-Con-Carnival, a chili cook-off and sensory-friendly carnival, at Miracle League Field (near Wolff Stadium, where the Missions play) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. “Carnival set to raise funds for… Continue Reading