CANstruction Designs Benefit the San Antonio Food Bank at North Star Mall

CANstruction 2018 by Alamo Architects | San Antonio Charter Moms

Mallwalking is one of our favorite free-or-cheap things to do on a rainy day. We recently visited North Star Mall for a mallwalking session and to see the latest edition of CANstruction, a project of the San Antonio chapters of… Continue Reading

Opera San Antonio Presents “La Traviata”: Young People Encounter Grand Opera

"La Traviata" Opera San Antonio dress rehearsal photo by Marty Sohl Photography | San Antonio Charter Moms

Opera San Antonio is presenting La Traviata at the Tobin Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 and Saturday, September 15, 2018. My kids and I attended the final dress rehearsal, and I had the opportunity to interview stars Amanda… Continue Reading

San Antonio Botanical Garden Opens New Areas to Visitors

Edible nasturtium flower in the culinary garden at the expanded San Antonio Botanical Garden | San Antonio Charter Moms

Beginning Saturday, October 21, 2017, San Antonio families will be able to enjoy new areas of the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Work has been underway for an eight-acre expansion that includes a new entrance, a welcome center, an expanded gift… Continue Reading

Alamodome Renovations: Good News for San Antonio Students and Families

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The Alamodome is in the final stages of renovations that will help the venue better serve San Antonio students and families—as well as continue to attract big sporting events. I recently attended a sneak preview to learn more about the changes.

Amanda Ripley talks about "The Smartest Kids in the World" with supporters of the DoSeum

The DoSeum Outside the Lunchbox luncheon at the Tobin Center | San Antonio Charter Moms

Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, took the stage at the Tobin Center on September 10 to speak with supporters of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, at the annual… Continue Reading

Diplomás one-year meeting at Café College: progress towards Latino college completion goals

Last year, this earlier post discussed the launch of Diplomás, a project to raise college completion rates by Latinos, funded in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. One year later, the participants met at Café College to discuss goals and evaluate… Continue Reading

School choice town hall Thursday, February 28 at UTSA downtown campus

Do you have strong feeling about school choice? Consider attending Thursday’s town hall meeting. “UTSA and S.A. Express-News to host series of town hall discussions”, Tim Brownlee, UTSA Today news release, February 25, 2013. The town hall meeting about school choice… Continue Reading

Diplomás Project: raising Latino college completion rates

The San Antonio Education Partnership recently announced the launch of the Diplomás Project, with the goal of raising college completion rates among Latinos by 9 percent by mid-2015. “Latino Student Success Effort in San Antonio – The Key to our… Continue Reading

Video: “Sales Tax for Pre-K?” on Texas Week with Rick Casey

On a recent episode of Texas Week on KLRN, Rick Casey interviewed Dr. Harriett Romo, director of the Child & Adolescent Policy Research Institute at UTSA, and Chris Nielsen, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas — both members of Mayor Julian Castro’s Brainpower Initiative… Continue Reading