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

Rey Saldaña talks about his new role as Chief Engagement Officer at KIPP San Antonio

Rising star Rey Saldaña talked to me about teaming up with KIPP San Antonio, a group of high-performing charter schools in San Antonio, to attack poverty and improve education. Talking to Saldaña made me feel old, but that’s OK, because I’m glad that… Continue Reading

“Dinosaurs Unearthed: Bigger. Better. Feathered . . .” at the Witte Museum — ticket giveaway

UPDATE: This exhibit has now closed. Faithful readers know that my kids and I love dinosaurs. (Remember “Dinosaur Stampede” at the San Antonio Botanical Garden last year?) Well, now the Witte Museum has “Dinosaurs Unearthed: Bigger. Better. Feathered . . .” through September 2… Continue Reading

Event: First Friday Breakfast December 7 at KIPP Un Mundo

I hope you will join me at the next First Friday Breakfast at KIPP Un Mundo at 7:45 a.m. on December 7. We will hear from KIPP: San Antonio leaders and teachers, tour the campus, and (of course) eat breakfast tacos.… 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

San Antonio Zoo, and more educational fun on the Broadway Reach

On a cooler, cloudy Saturday morning, my kids and I visited the San Antonio Zoo in Brackenridge Park. So much going on: African children’s choir concerts, San Antonio Bat Fest activities (we did the crafts), Halloween decorations. Next weekend, October… Continue Reading