Charter Schools and Education Nonprofits Participating in the Big Give San Antonio 2018

Big Give San Antonio 2018 | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Big Give San Antonio is an annual event to raise public awareness of the value of supporting local nonprofits. It also stimulates nonprofit organizations to hold events and find other creative ways to reach and mobilize their stakeholders. This… Continue Reading

Representing Our Charter School at the San Antonio MLK March

Representing Our Charter School at the San Antonio MLK March | San Antonio Charter Moms

  My family and I, plus four other families from Great Hearts Monte Vista, participated in the City of San Antonio’s Martin Luther King, Jr. March on January 15, 2018. It was a meaningful experience to go as a group… Continue Reading

College Signing Day 2013 at IDEA Public Schools in the Rio Grande Valley

“College for All Children” is the IDEA Public Schools motto. In May 2013, at College Signing Day, seniors from six IDEA high schools in the Rio Grande Valley signed letters and held up signs to announce their choice of college. “IDEA… 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

U.S. judge: Teach for America was “rewarding and challenging”

A U.S. attorney who successfully prosecuted the country’s second-largest Ponzi scheme became the youngest-sitting judge upon his appointment to Galveston’s federal bench, but Gregg Costa considers his two-year teaching stint in rural Mississippi among his greatest challenges and community contributions.… Continue Reading

Choose to Succeed and its supporters

A group of supporters gathered on October 17 in the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art to launch Choose to Succeed, a movement to dramatically expand the community of high performing charter schools in San Antonio by growing the… Continue Reading

“Won’t Back Down” movie review: A road map for parent activism

“Wait” means, “It’ll never happen.” So says Principal Thompson (played by Ving Rhames), the leader of the fictional Rosa Parks Charter School, a high-performing charter with a long waiting list, in the new movie Won’t Back Down. Jamie Fitzpatrick (Maggie… Continue Reading

A charter school pre-K teacher’s perspective on the Brainpower Initiative

Erin Carroll, a pre-K teacher at Highland Park Gifted & Talented Academy (a charter school), offers her perspective on Mayor Julian Castro’s Brainpower Initiative. She reports seeing big differences between kindergarteners who show up with pre-K experience and ready to learn,… Continue Reading