IDEA Public Schools luncheon honoring David Robinson, board member and Carver Academy founder

I want to give you a sense of how it felt to be at the IDEA Public Schools 2015 luncheon honoring David Robinson, IDEA board member and Carver Academy founder, on May 11, 2015 at the Pearl Stable. Why did… Continue Reading

Marisa B. Perez sworn in for her second term on the Texas State Board of Education

On January 23, 2015, on the campus of IDEA Monterrey Park, County Judge Nelson Wolff administered the oath of office to Marisa B. Perez as she began her second term representing District 3 on the State Board of Education.

IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting launches a new generation of college graduates

On Friday morning, the crowd cheered when IDEA Public Schools founder and CEO Tom Torkelson cut the ribbon at IDEA South Flores, the newest campus in the charter school network.  He was joined on stage by students in uniforms, IDEA South Flores Academy Principal Angie… Continue Reading

IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting on September 27, 2013 with David Robinson, Mayor Julian Castro, and Tom Torkelson

IDEA Public Schools has announced the schedule for the September 27, 2013 ribbon cutting ceremony for IDEA South Flores. 9:00 a.m. Welcome from IDEA South Flores students, IDEA South Flores Academy Principal Angie Arismendi, and IDEA South Flores College Prep Principal Constantine… Continue Reading

Save the date for IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting on September 27, 2013

Save the date! The official ribbon cutting ceremony for IDEA South Flores, featuring Mayor Julian Castro and IDEA founder Tom Torkelson, will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013. RSVP to rebeca.clay-flores@ideapublicschools.org. The campus is located at 6919 South Flores… Continue Reading

Gallery: Sneak peek at the new IDEA South Flores campus

Classes start Wednesday, August 21 for grades K, 1, 2, and 6 at IDEA South Flores, the new charter school campus at 6919 South Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas 78221 (map). And tonight, Tuesday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is Meet… Continue Reading

Blogger party with IDEA Public Schools at Kiddie Park PicaPica

Yesterday morning, my blogger friends and I learned more about Choose to Succeed and IDEA Public Schools while our kids played at Kiddie Park PicaPica (earlier post) at a party sponsored by the George W. Brackenridge Foundation. As mentioned earlier, IDEA South Flores (go Owls!) has a recruitment… 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

More stories on IDEA’s new South Side campus

I posted earlier about IDEA Public Schools’ announcement of a location for a new campus on the South Side. (UPDATE: IDEA South Flores) Here are some links to more coverage of that story: “College readiness mission of 20 new charter schools”, Mark… Continue Reading