Uncontested Elections for School Boards in Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD

Uncontested Elections for School Boards in Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD | San Antonio Charter Moms

Children lose when school board elections are uncontested because it takes away an opportunity for public discussion about what the districts need to do to improve. But election day—May 5, 2018—will come and go with no school board elections in… Continue Reading

San Antonio ISD’s Hawthorne Academy under construction as part of Bond 2010

Over the weekend, I drove past Hawthorne Academy, an in-district charter at San Antonio ISD, and snapped a picture of the construction—part of the Bond 2010 program. Here is an earlier post with a pre-construction photo of Hawthorne. Hawthorne is one of… 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

Charter schools as real estate investment opportunity

Here is a different take on public charter schools: as an investment opportunity. Entertainment Properties Trust is a REIT that has recently focused its attention on buying property and leasing it to charter schools. “The big business of charter schools”, Valerie… Continue Reading

The fine print: charter school facilities funding in Texas

Yesterday’s post about Houston ISD bond election needs clarification. So, how do Texas charter schools raise money for facilities? Here is the fine print. For a summary, check the score card for Texas at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. No… Continue Reading