Civic engagement: Getting re-connected with state and local politics

There’s an election going on now in San Antonio. Yes, really! Early voting happened last week, and election day is tomorrow, January 6, 2015. Voter turnout is likely to be in the single digits. Sigh. Elections matter. What will it… Continue Reading

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

The Do Seum: Reasons to get a Charter Membership now

My blogger friends and I recently took a hard-hat tour of the construction site for The Do Seum, the new-and-improved San Antonio Children’s Museum, set to open in mid-2015. If you’ve been holding back from joining the San Antonio Children’s Museum, now… Continue Reading

[Best of 2013] Guest blogging, because "it's so much more friendly with two"

As Piglet says in Winnie the Pooh, “It’s so much more friendly with two.” Likewise, guest blogging builds relationships, grows audiences, stimulates ideas, and is just so much friendlier. In 2013, I published one post from a young guest blogger,… 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

[Updated] About San Antonio Charter Moms

This morning, I updated my About page. I’ve copied it here to snapshot it, because I’m sure I’ll be updating it again soon.  San Antonio moms, dads, and kids need more good education choices. This blog is meant to help… Continue Reading

[GHF Blog Hop] Homeschooling my gifted/2e son for one month so far

This month, I am contributing to the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Blog Hop on “Homeschooling a gifted/2e kid.”   This is a blog about charter schools . . . so why am I writing a post about homeschooling? Life is full of… Continue Reading

San Antonio Symphony DISCOVER series concerts help introduce kids to classical music

Last night, for a birthday treat, my husband took me to dinner at my favorite steakhouse on Houston Street, and then we walked across the street and enjoyed a San Antonio Symphony concert at the Majestic Theatre. The program, featuring… Continue Reading

Najim’s gift for Catholic school scholarships spotlights another choice for San Antonio parents

Technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Harvey Najim recently announced a $1 million gift to fund scholarships for children attending Catholic schools. Najim said he believes that Catholic school graduates are more “well-rounded,” less likely to become involved in drugs or criminal… Continue Reading

Guest post at Rivard Report

When a mother needs something for her child, no one should ever say, “Just wait.” Likewise, no one should judge a mother too harshly for the things she does for her children. “Wave of New Charter Schools Enhance Inner City… Continue Reading