Travis Park is a fresh place to play in downtown San Antonio

Historic Travis Park just got a makeover, and the newly-refurbished park is now a fun place for everyone to play in downtown San Antonio. On a breezy spring morning, I walked through the park with my son, F.T., to see the new… Continue Reading

InspireU program brings together UTHSCSA mentors and KIPP San Antonio students

The educational goals we’ve set for our city include . . . a robust mentoring program called InspireU that pairs San Antonio’s business community with at-risk middle school students . . . . That’s what Mayor Julián Castro wrote in an… Continue Reading

[Sponsored] InspireU mentoring program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas (BBBSST). I was compensated to participate but all opinions are mine. Big ideas are powerful. But ideas spread one person at a time. Are you ready to… Continue Reading

[Gallery] Holiday lights and landmarks on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Yesterday, I grabbed my kids, our friends and their out-of-town relative, and my pocket camera, and set out to enjoy the holiday lights along the San Antonio Riverwalk. Go be a tourist in your own city and enjoy this unique San… 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

CLOSED [Giveaway] Montessori For All founder’s cookbook helps build kids’ independence in the kitchen

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Would you let your two-year-old chop mushrooms for making pizza? Montessori educator Sara Cotner does. “Montessori Moments: 2 years and 3 months”, Sara Cotner, Feeding the Soil, June 3, 2013. It’s one of the ways… Continue Reading

Education Commissioner announces Generation 18 charters, including Carpe Diem and Montessori For All

The Texas Education Agency has posted the list of schools granted charters this year by Education Commissioner Michael Williams. “Commissioner Williams sends charter school decisions to SBOE “, Texas Education Agency news release, September 27, 2013. These applicants received charters: Carpe Diem Schools–San… Continue Reading

Texas Education Commissioner will announce Generation 18 charter schools on September 27, 2013

Michael Williams, Commissioner of Education, will announce the results of Generation 18 charter applications on September 27, 2013, according to this news release. The State Board of Education interviewed the charter applicants on September 11 and 12, as discussed in this… Continue Reading

Generation 18 charter school interview schedules for September 11-12, 2013

The Texas Education Agency has posted the interview schedules for Generation 18 charter applicants. Generation 18 applicant interview schedule for Wednesday, September 11, 2013: El Paso Leadership Academy (application) Urban Lyceum (application); 5 Thoughts, Austin Carpe Diem Schools–San Antonio (application); a Choose… Continue Reading

Gallery: BASIS San Antonio Boosters movie night at Woodlawn Lake Park

On Friday evening, the BASIS San Antonio Boosters hosted a movie night at Woodlawn Lake Park, featuring Hugo on an inflatable Slab Cinema screen. Before the movie, students and parents had an opportunity to get to know each other and to meet the BASIS… Continue Reading