[Giveaway] G.N. and F.T. review Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin Center

UPDATE: Leave a comment by Sunday, December 28 to enter to win a pair of tickets to New Year’s Eve at the Tobin Center—more information below. Over the weekend, I went to Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin… Continue Reading

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

Mind and body: athletics at Great Hearts Monte Vista

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When I was a student at a large, public high school in San Antonio, it seemed like there was an unbridgeable cultural divide between the jocks and the nerds. Then, when I went to college, at Trinity University, I sat… Continue Reading

Senator John Cornyn addresses college-bound students at KIPP University Prep

United States Senator John Cornyn (who is running for re-election this year) visited KIPP University Prep on Friday afternoon to talk to the students.

CLOSED [Giveaway] Family pack of tickets to Holiday Magic with the San Antonio Symphony

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Back in October, the San Antonio Symphony invited my family and one of my readers’ families to attend a Halloween Family Concert, as discussed in this earlier post. This month, the Symphony is teaming up with the… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Nutcracker with the San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio are teaming up again this year to present a holiday classic: The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Performances began Thanksgiving weekend and continue next weekend, December 6-8. The Symphony and the Ballet… Continue Reading

[Gallery] KIPP San Antonio 1st Annual March to College on November 1, 2013

“But I’m not ready for college!” That’s what F.T., my six-year-old son, said out loud. But some of the high school seniors were probably thinking it to themselves. F.T. asked why we were walking to the post office. I explained… Continue Reading

1st Annual KIPP San Antonio March to College on November 1, 2013

I’ve written before about KIPP: San Antonio‘s First Friday Breakfasts. The next one, on Friday, November 1, 2013 at KIPP University Prep, will be special, featuring the 1st Annual KIPP San Antonio March to College. The First Friday Breakfast will be from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.,… Continue Reading

[Updated] About San Antonio Charter Moms

This morning, I updated my About page. I’ve copied it here to snapshot it, because I’m sure I’ll be updating it again soon.  San Antonio moms, dads, and kids need more good education choices. This blog is meant to help… Continue Reading