21st Century Education System: A Discussion in San Antonio with David Osborne on Reinventing America’s Schools

Reinventing America's Schools: A Conversation with David Osborne | San Antonio Charter Moms

Many of my recent posts have been profiles of new schools opening in San Antonio, and those stories are exciting to share. But thoughtful readers ask me, and I wonder for myself, where is this going? What does the growth… Continue Reading

Accountability Reports for Bexar County Area ISDs, 2017 Edition

Accountability Reports for Bexar County Area ISDs, 2017 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) publishes annual accountability reports for public school districts and campuses. For easy reference, here are the 2017 Accountability Reports for Bexar County-area independent school districts (ISDs). These reports are based on standardized testing data from the 2016-17 school… Continue Reading

Guide to School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2017-2018 Edition

Guide to School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2017-2018 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

  Families and community members can work to improve the quality of education by interacting with school boards, whether by participating in meeting or voting in elections. Here are some links to help you with your research into school boards in… Continue Reading

School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2016-2017 Edition

School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2016-17 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Need to keep track of what’s happening at school boards in the San Antonio area? Here are some links to help you with your research. Alamo Heights ISD School board home Board members Meeting schedule: usually on third Thursdays at 7:00… Continue Reading

School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2016-2017 Edition

School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2016-17 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Here is a handy list of printable school calendars for independent school districts in the San Antonio area, including Bexar County and parts of surrounding counties. Alamo Heights ISD Comal ISD East Central ISD Edgewood ISD Fort Sam Houston ISD… 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

Mayor Juilán Castro hosted the San Antonio meeting of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

Mayor Juilán Castro recently hosted the San Antonio stop of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET), a partnership among the mayors of four major U.S. cities to highlight educational innovations. The Mayors’ Tour is a sign of good things to… Continue Reading

March 2014 primary election: How will it affect education in San Antonio?

The results are (mostly) in from the March 2014 primary election. Here is a summary of races that may impact education policy in Texas, Bexar County, and San Antonio. Several races are headed for a runoff election on May 27, 2014.… Continue Reading

[Sponsored] InspireU mentoring program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas (BBBSST). I was compensated to participate but all opinions are mine. Big ideas are powerful. But ideas spread one person at a time. Are you ready to… Continue Reading

"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