[Barry Brake] A Dad Explains to the Texas State Board of Education Why U.S. History Textbooks Should Cite Moses as Inspiration for Representative Democracy

[Barry Brake] A Dad Explains to the Texas State Board of Education Why U.S. History Textbooks Should Cite Moses as Inspiration for Representative Democracy | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share this guest post from Barry Brake on an issue of importance to public education. I’m sitting in a room in Austin. People are milling around talking to each other, readying for a… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: All That for Nothing?

Hall Monitor - Texas Commission on Public School Finance | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Everything you thought you knew about school finance is about to change. And by “you” I mean most Texans, who know very little… Continue Reading

Charter applications granted, including Carpe Diem San Antonio and Redbud Montessori For All

Good news! San Antonio is getting two new charter schools, Carpe Diem San Antonio and Redbud Montessori For All. In September, the State Board of Education interviewed the Generation 18 charter applicants, as discussed in this earlier post. Education Commissioner… Continue Reading

Members of the Committee on School Initiatives of the Texas State Board of Education

The State Board of Education‘s Committee on School Initiatives is sometimes also called the “charter school committee” because one of their responsibilities is voting on charter school applications. The committee meets Thursday, January 31 (agenda). Here is the list of… Continue Reading

Guide to SBOE 2013

If you’ve been following the charter application process for Great Hearts and BASIS (granted last week—hooray!), especially if you rode the bus to Austin, then you may have become sort of familiar with some of names and faces on the… Continue Reading