"Don’t dwell on it": Stressing about the lottery, and making backup plans

Stressing about the lottery | San Antonio Charter Moms

“I try not to dwell on it,” I said. “Yes, that’s probably for the best, don’t dwell on it.” That’s a conversation I had before the holidays, when I was visiting with a Great Hearts Texas staff member, and I… Continue Reading

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person. The same goes for parents who homeschool or send their kids to private schools. The responsible thing to do is to find the situation that… Continue Reading

Diplomás one-year meeting at Café College: progress towards Latino college completion goals

Last year, this earlier post discussed the launch of Diplomás, a project to raise college completion rates by Latinos, funded in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. One year later, the participants met at Café College to discuss goals and evaluate… Continue Reading

KIPP Aspire and New Frontiers charter schools earn three state distinctions

As mentioned in this earlier post, the Texas Education Agency recently released a new set of school accountability ratings. To highlight the top-performing schools in the state, the TEA released a list of schools that were rated “met standard” and also earned all… Continue Reading

Results for the May 11 school board elections in Bexar County

The votes are in—here are the results for the May 11 school board races in Bexar County: Alamo Heights ISD Place 1: Joseph Dubrof Place 2: John Tippit  Harlandale ISD Place 1: Juan Mancha over Joshua J. Cerna Place 3: Erma V. Casarez over Esequiel… Continue Reading

School board election results 2013: Northside ISD

On May 11, Northside ISD Board of Trustees President Karen Freeman (District 7) survived a challenge from Scott Guller. “New faces on L.V. City Council, BISD school board”, Natalie Chandler, Prime Time Newspapers, May 14, 2013. Also, Katie Reed (District 5) and Carol Berg Harle (District… Continue Reading

Early voting totals for the May 11 school board elections in Bexar County

Early voting totals for contested school board races in Bexar County: Harlandale ISD Place 1: Juan Mancha (166) has a small lead over Joshua J. Cerna (142) Place 3: Erma V. Casarez (236) is leading over Esequiel “Zeke” Mendoza (52) and  Susie Estrada… 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

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: Northside ISD

Three seats on the Northside ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; one race is contested. UPDATE: “Northside board president faces challenger”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, April 26, 2013. District 5: Katie Reed is running for… Continue Reading