Comments on Education: One on One with Senator José Menéndez and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Comments on Education: One on One with Senator José Menéndez and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | San Antonio Charter Moms

Education was a hot topic at One on One with Senator José Menéndez, a luncheon event hosted by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Westin Riverwalk on September 19, 2017. Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO of the Hispanic… Continue Reading

Catch a ride to the Texas School Choice Week Rally in Austin on January 30, 2015

Show your support at the Texas School Choice Week Rally in Austin on January 30, 2015. Families Empowered is coordinating free transportation, meals, and activities at the Texas State Capitol as part of National School Choice Week (January 25-31, 2015). In… Continue Reading

Charter school parents band together for transportation solutions

UPDATE: The parent-organized bus at Great Hearts Monte Vista will run in the morning AND the afternoon. Charter schools can choose whether or not to offer transportation; see “Charter School Finance” at the Texas Education Agency. KIPP San Antonio does offer bus transportation… Continue Reading

[Interview] Johnathon Cruz, candidate for Southwest ISD school board

Newcomer Johnathon Cruz is running for the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees. As mentioned in this earlier post, two at-large seats on the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 20, 2014 ballot, and current members Mike C. Frazier and Yolanda Garza-Lopez are running for reelection. The… Continue Reading

Jeffrey D. Flores (formerly Alameda School) takes principal job at New Frontiers Charter School

Jeffrey D. Flores, formerly the founding principal of the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, will be the new principal at New Frontiers Charter School. This is a transition time for the Alameda School; the school is also moving… Continue Reading

Charter school bill, SB2, moves from Education Committee to Texas Senate

I’ve been following the progress of SB2, a bill that would make big changes to charter school laws in Texas, including raising the charter cap. This post is about the bill’s introduction in February; this post is about Senator Dan Patrick‘s visit to IDEA Carver last Friday… 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

NYT on SB2: Sen. Dan Patrick’s education reform bill

Senate Bill 2, the centerpiece of Mr. Patrick’s plans for the session, is the most ambitious attempt to expand the state’s charter school system since it was established in 1995. . . . Mr. Patrick’s proposal would eliminate a law… Continue Reading

Dan Patrick’s SB2 is a big deal for future Charter Moms and Dads

Good news for future Charter Moms and Charter Dads: there’s a bill in the Texas Senate right now, SB2, that would lift the arbitrary cap on the number of charters in Texas, would provide some funding for charter school facilities,… Continue Reading

School finance: add money? or reform the system?

A recent article in Plaza de Armas, commenting on the district court’s decision in the school finance trial (earlier post), notes that two San Antonio-area representatives on the Public Education committee, Rep. Mike Villarreal (D) and Rep. Justin Rodriguez (D),… Continue Reading