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

Getting to know the Great Hearts leadership team at the Monte Vista open house

In April, when I visited Great Hearts Academies at their home base in Phoenix, Arizona (earlier post), school culture made a big impression on me. Great Hearts America CEO Dr. Daniel Scoggin and the entire management team are sincere when they say that… Continue Reading

Great Hearts, BASIS, and Ben Yehuda: pending charter applications for San Antonio

As mentioned earlier, the State Board of Education is currently reviewing the latest group of charter applications, including three schools with plans for San Antonio: Great Hearts, BASIS, and Ben Yehuda Academy. The Express-News sent education reporter Lindsay Kastner to… Continue Reading