Pre-K 4 SA South Education Center Is a Model of High Quality Early Childhood Education

Pre-K 4 SA South Education Center Is a Model of High Quality Early Childhood Education | San Antonio Charter Moms

Pre-K 4 SA‘s South Education Center is a model of high quality early childhood education, but its impact goes far beyond the 500 students served at the center. I recently toured the campus to meet the leaders and learn more… Continue Reading

Following up on Pre-K 4 SA town hall

As mentioned earlier, Texas Public Radio hosted a public town hall meeting last week about Mayor Julian Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA proposal. Even if you weren’t there, you can watch the video at NOWCastSA or download the audio from last night’s “Newsmaker Hour” on KSTX. At… Continue Reading

Texas Public Radio’s Pre-K 4 SA town hall meeting

As mentioned earlier, Mayor Julian Castro is promoting his early childhood education initiative, Pre-K 4 SA, in advance of a November 6 vote on a 1/8-cent sales tax increase to pay for full-day preschool, primarily for disadvantaged four-year-olds. Texas Public… Continue Reading

Pre-K 4 SA in campaign mode

Pre-K 4 SA, Mayor Julian Castro’s sales-tax-for-preschool program, now has a website, aTwitter feed, and a Facebook page. The News page has links to recent stories; here are a few more: “Voters will have final say on Pre-K”, John W. Gonzalez, San Antonio Express-News,… Continue Reading

A charter school pre-K teacher’s perspective on the Brainpower Initiative

Erin Carroll, a pre-K teacher at Highland Park Gifted & Talented Academy (a charter school), offers her perspective on Mayor Julian Castro’s Brainpower Initiative. She reports seeing big differences between kindergarteners who show up with pre-K experience and ready to learn,… Continue Reading

Video: “Sales Tax for Pre-K?” on Texas Week with Rick Casey

On a recent episode of Texas Week on KLRN, Rick Casey interviewed Dr. Harriett Romo, director of the Child & Adolescent Policy Research Institute at UTSA, and Chris Nielsen, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas — both members of Mayor Julian Castro’s Brainpower Initiative… Continue Reading