Category Archives: School

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and … Continue reading

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IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting launches a new generation of college graduates

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On Friday morning, the crowd cheered when IDEA Public Schools founder and CEO Tom Torkelson cut the ribbon at IDEA South Flores, the newest campus in the charter school network.  He was joined on stage by students in uniforms, IDEA South Flores Academy Principal Angie … Continue reading

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IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting on September 27, 2013 with David Robinson, Mayor Julian Castro, and Tom Torkelson

IDEA Public Schools has announced the schedule for the September 27, 2013 ribbon cutting ceremony for IDEA South Flores. 9:00 a.m. Welcome from IDEA South Flores students, IDEA South Flores Academy Principal Angie Arismendi, and IDEA South Flores College Prep Principal Constantine … Continue reading

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[School photos] KIPP: Aspire Academy in San Antonio, Texas

Last week, I attended a KIPP: San Antonio First Friday Breakfast at KIPP Aspire Academy, a public open enrollment charter school serving grades 5-8. The campus is located at 735 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78201 (map), just south of the Deco District, … Continue reading

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Great Hearts Texas posts an FAQ

Great Hearts Texas has created an FAQ with up-t0-date information about their expansion to San Antonio in 2014-15. Stay up to date by going to the Great Hearts Texas website and signing up for the interest list. Great Hearts Texas is also on Facebook.

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Save the date for IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting on September 27, 2013

Save the date! The official ribbon cutting ceremony for IDEA South Flores, featuring Mayor Julian Castro and IDEA founder Tom Torkelson, will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013. RSVP to rebeca.clay-flores@ideapublicschools.org. The campus is located at 6919 South Flores … Continue reading

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School photos: Temple Beth-El, potential location for Great Hearts Texas

As mentioned in this earlier post, Great Hearts Texas is negotiating with Temple Beth-El, located at 211 Belknap Place in Monte Vista, for a 5-year lease. This could be first of several Great Hearts campuses across San Antonio. Stay up to date by … Continue reading

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