School Tour with Great Hearts Western Hills Headmaster Robby Kuhlman

School Tour with Great Hearts Western Hills Headmaster Robby Kuhlman | San Antonio Charter Moms

Robby Kuhlman is the Headmaster of Great Hearts Western Hills, the new campus in the Great Hearts Academies network of public charter schools that recently broke ground on the west side of San Antonio. Kuhlman has been meeting with prospective families and… Continue Reading

Autism Community Network Helps Families Access Diagnosis and Resources

Autism Community Network Helps Families Access Diagnosis and Resources | San Antonio Charter Moms

Autism Community Network (ACN) helps families get a diagnosis of whether or not their children are on the autism spectrum, and provides access to resources like classes and referrals to help their children reach their full potential. I recently toured their… Continue Reading

Compass Rose Academy information meeting on October 22

Compass Rose Academy is a new charter school that’s still on the drawing board, but has tremendous promise for underserved students in San Antonio. Founder Paul Morrissey is hosting a parent information meeting on Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

Marisa B. Perez sworn in for her second term on the Texas State Board of Education

On January 23, 2015, on the campus of IDEA Monterrey Park, County Judge Nelson Wolff administered the oath of office to Marisa B. Perez as she began her second term representing District 3 on the State Board of Education.

BASIS San Antonio families experience success, heartbreak, and everything in between

BASIS San Antonio has completed its first year of operation. Here is an earlier post about its opening in August 2013, and a post about the dedication ceremony in September 2013. My kids weren’t old enough, or I would have… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Holiday Olé Market 2013 offers unique shopping and supports education through Junior League of San Antonio

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. The Junior League of San Antonio invited me to visit last night’s Sneak Peek event at the Holiday Olé Market 2013 (also on Facebook), running through October 5 at the Freeman Expo Hall, and they provided me with a… Continue Reading

News from Generation 18 charter interviews, including Carpe Diem San Antonio

This week, the State Board of Education is interviewing new charter applicants (full list in this earlier post), including Carpe Diem Schools–San Antonio (application). The school is known in education circles for its “blended learning” model, which splits time between online instruction… Continue Reading

FAQ update: What is a charter school?

I recently updated my FAQ page. Here is an excerpt: “What is a charter school?” A charter school is a public school. It’s authorized directly by the state, not by a local school district. Students can cross district boundaries to… 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

Study: 3 to 4 years of KIPP equals 8 to 14 extra months of learning

Researchers found that after three to four years in a KIPP school, students’ academic growth equaled an extra eight to 14 months of learning, depending on the subject area. This was despite the fact that students tend to enter KIPP… Continue Reading