March 2014 primary election: How will it affect education in San Antonio?

The results are (mostly) in from the March 2014 primary election. Here is a summary of races that may impact education policy in Texas, Bexar County, and San Antonio. Several races are headed for a runoff election on May 27, 2014.… 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

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

Selected runoff primary election results

The results are in from yesterday’s runoff primary election. Here are the races we’ve been following: Texas Senate District 25:  Donna Campbell defeated incumbent Jeff Wentworth in the Republican runoff. “Campbell upsets Wentworth for Texas Senate”, John W. Gonzalez, San Antonio Express-News,… Continue Reading

State Board of Education primary runoffs (election tomorrow — July 31)

What effect will the 2012 elections have on the textbook wars? The size of the social conservative block will probably be decided during tomorrow’s runoff primary. “3 runoffs set in Texas Board of Education races”, Jamie Stengle, Austin American-Statesman, July 25,… Continue Reading

Runoff primary election early voting starts Monday, July 23

The runoff primary election is July 31, but early voting starts Monday, July 23. Here are some races that may impact education: Texas Senate District 25: Republican runoff between Jeff Wentworth (the incumbent) and Donna Campbell Texas House District 117:… Continue Reading