21st Century Education System: A Discussion in San Antonio with David Osborne on Reinventing America’s Schools

Reinventing America's Schools: A Conversation with David Osborne | San Antonio Charter Moms

Many of my recent posts have been profiles of new schools opening in San Antonio, and those stories are exciting to share. But thoughtful readers ask me, and I wonder for myself, where is this going? What does the growth… 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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Event] KIPP: San Antonio First Friday Breakfast on December 6 at KIPP Un Mundo

Are you coming? KIPP: San Antonio is hosting a First Friday Breakfast at KIPP Un Mundo Academy, 103 Tuleta Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map) from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on December 6, 2013.  RSVP to Victoria de Diggs at (210) 880-8080 or vdediggs@kippsa.org. A KIPP First Friday Breakfast always… Continue Reading

[Gallery] KIPP San Antonio 1st Annual March to College on November 1, 2013

“But I’m not ready for college!” That’s what F.T., my six-year-old son, said out loud. But some of the high school seniors were probably thinking it to themselves. F.T. asked why we were walking to the post office. I explained… Continue Reading