Jubilee-Lake View University Prep Is the Newest Campus in the Jubilee Academies Network

Jubilee--Lake View University Prep Is the Newest Campus in the Jubilee Academies Family | San Antonio Charter Moms

Jubilee–Lake View University Prep is the newest campus in the Jubilee Academies network of public charter schools. I recently toured the campus to learn about the school’s facilities, curriculum, and school culture—what they call “The Jubilee Way.” By sharing my observations,… Continue Reading

San Antonio Youth Code Jam Will Get Your Kids Excited About Computer Science

San Antonio Youth Code Jam Will Get Your Kids Excited About Computer Science | San Antonio Charter Moms

San Antonio Youth Code Jam holds an annual community-wide jam to introduce children and teens ages 7–17 to the wonders of computer programming. I registered my kids for the event on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Education Service Center Region 20. We all had fun, and… Continue Reading

School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2016-2017 Edition

School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2016-17 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Here is a handy list of printable school calendars for independent school districts in the San Antonio area, including Bexar County and parts of surrounding counties. Alamo Heights ISD Comal ISD East Central ISD Edgewood ISD Fort Sam Houston ISD… Continue Reading

Marisa B. Perez sworn in for her second term on the Texas State Board of Education

On January 23, 2015, on the campus of IDEA Monterrey Park, County Judge Nelson Wolff administered the oath of office to Marisa B. Perez as she began her second term representing District 3 on the State Board of Education.

Jubilee Academic Center teaches leadership skills in a family environment

Jubilee Academic Center is a neighborhood concept school. Everyone knows everyone else. Everyone is family. Everyone feels safe. That’s how Daniel G. Amador, Superintendent of Jubilee Academic Center, described the school culture to me. I recently toured the elementary school at… Continue Reading

[Event] KIPP: San Antonio First Friday Breakfast on December 6 at KIPP Un Mundo

Are you coming? KIPP: San Antonio is hosting a First Friday Breakfast at KIPP Un Mundo Academy, 103 Tuleta Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map) from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on December 6, 2013.  RSVP to Victoria de Diggs at (210) 880-8080 or vdediggs@kippsa.org. A KIPP First Friday Breakfast always… 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

Jeffrey D. Flores (formerly Alameda School) takes principal job at New Frontiers Charter School

Jeffrey D. Flores, formerly the founding principal of the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, will be the new principal at New Frontiers Charter School. This is a transition time for the Alameda School; the school is also moving… Continue Reading

IDEA, Harmony among San Antonio’s Race to the Top finalists

As mentioned earlier, this summer the U.S. Department of Education expanded the Race to the Top grant program to accept applications not just from states (Texas declined to apply) but also from districts. Two charter management organizations with campuses in San… Continue Reading

Local charter school systems apply for “Race to the Top”

Two charter school systems with San Antonio campuses, Harmony Public Schools and IDEA Public Schools, have applied to compete for funds from the U.S. Department of Education’s “Race to the Top” program. “Local schools are poised to Race To The Top”, Francisco… Continue Reading