An Introduction to Promesa Academy at the First Information Meeting

An Introduction to Promesa Academy at the First Information Meeting | San Antonio Charter Moms

Promesa Academy is a proposed public charter school that, once approved, will open in August 2019 on the near west side of San Antonio. The school promises to offer high-quality, college-preparatory education in an underserved area. I recently attended their… Continue Reading

Highlights from the Public Forum for Single Seed Enrichment School

Single Seed Enrichment School information meeting | San Antonio Charter Moms

Single Seed Enrichment School is proposed public charter school that, once approved, will open in August 2019 in the Converse area, northeast of San Antonio. The school’s mission is “To create principled and knowledgeable world leaders through inquiry and innovative… Continue Reading

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

Landa Library Reopens After 2017 Renovations

Landa Library Reopens After 2017 Renovations | San Antonio Charter Moms

Landa Library has reopened after being closed from June to September 2017 for renovations. The former historic home looks better than ever, and has a few changes inside to make it more welcoming and efficient for library patrons. A ceremony… Continue Reading

Opera in Schools: A School Visit With OPERA San Antonio Education Programs

Opera in School: A Visit With OPERA San Antonio Education Programs | San Antonio Charter Moms

You may already be aware that OPERA San Antonio is presenting Verdi’s Macbeth, the first production in its fourth season, at the Tobin Center on September 8 and 10, 2017. But did you also know that OPERA San Antonio offers… Continue Reading

Explore Opera! with Opera San Antonio at the San Antonio Public Library

Explore Opera! for Kids from OPERA San Antonio at the San Antonio Public Library | San Antonio Charter Moms

In anticipation of its 2017-18 season, OPERA San Antonio is bringing opera to young audiences at the San Antonio Public Library. Last week, my children and I got to hear professional opera singers perform at an Explore Opera! for Kids… Continue Reading

Coming to San Antonio Book Festival: Chris Barton (author) and Don Tate (illustrator) of "The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch"

In the back matter of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, illustrator Don Tate charmingly confesses: I’m ashamed to admit that before illustrating The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Reconstruction. Reconstruction is the era… Continue Reading

Civic engagement: Getting re-connected with state and local politics

There’s an election going on now in San Antonio. Yes, really! Early voting happened last week, and election day is tomorrow, January 6, 2015. Voter turnout is likely to be in the single digits. Sigh. Elections matter. What will it… Continue Reading

[Giveaway] G.N. and F.T. review Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin Center

UPDATE: Leave a comment by Sunday, December 28 to enter to win a pair of tickets to New Year’s Eve at the Tobin Center—more information below. Over the weekend, I went to Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin… Continue Reading

Summer escape: Fairytale Fiesta exhibit at the Witte Museum

How will you escape the heat this summer? Two of my favorite ways are swimming in the pool and going to air-conditioned museums. The Witte Museum has plenty of air conditioning, as well as free covered parking in the shady Brackenridge Park garage. And, to… Continue Reading