Charter School Funding vs. Traditional Public School Funding: San Antonio Charter Schools Get Bigger Bang for Fewer Bucks

San Antonio Charter Schools Get Bigger Bang for Fewer Bucks | San Antonio Charter Moms

San Antonio charter schools get bigger bang for fewer bucks, according to a new report by researchers in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. In San Antonio and seven other major cities, public charter schools used… Continue Reading

San Antonio Hosts a Community Conversation on the Long-Range Plan for Public Education

San Antonio Hosts a Community Conversation on the Long-Range Plan for Public Education | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Texas State Board of Education invited members of the San Antonio community to attend a Community Conversation on the Long-Range Plan for Texas Public Education. This event was one of a series of meetings in regions across Texas to… Continue Reading

The Academy of Stone Oak: Community Meeting on the Charter Application

The Academy of Stone Oak: Community Meeting on the Charter Application | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Academy of Stone Oak is a proposed public charter school that, once approved, will open on the far north side of San Antonio in August 2019. The charter school promises to continue the rigorous, well-rounded education offered by the elementary… Continue Reading

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

Texas Education Agency Accountability Reports for Bexar County Area ISDs, 2017 Edition

Accountability Reports for Bexar County Area ISDs, 2017 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) publishes annual accountability reports for public school districts and campuses. For easy reference, here are the 2017 Accountability Reports for Bexar County-area independent school districts (ISDs). These reports are based on standardized testing data from the 2016-17 school… Continue Reading

When should the state step in to close underperforming charter schools?

This story broke just before the holiday break, when I unplugged for a bit, except for a few “Best-of” posts (here, here, and here), and a slideshow of holiday lights. But it’s worth picking up now because it poses this… Continue Reading

[Event] KIPP: San Antonio First Friday Breakfast on January 10 at KIPP Aspire

Start your year off right by picking up some positive energy from KIPP: San Antonio. The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP Aspire Academy, 731 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78201 (map) from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 2013.  RSVP… Continue Reading

Debate: What if every Texas school got a letter grade rating, A through F?

Parents, would you find it helpful if every school in Texas got a letter grade, A-F? Do letter grade ratings give parents a useful yardstick for quality? Or, do they oversimplify and obscure the differences among schools? Please leave a… Continue Reading

KIPP Aspire and New Frontiers charter schools earn three state distinctions

As mentioned in this earlier post, the Texas Education Agency recently released a new set of school accountability ratings. To highlight the top-performing schools in the state, the TEA released a list of schools that were rated “met standard” and also earned all… Continue Reading