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Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person. The same goes for parents who homeschool or send their kids to private schools. The responsible thing to do is to find the situation that … Continue reading

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Interest meetings at Premier High School of San Antonio

Premier High School of San Antonio is hosting interest meetings this month: 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2013 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013 Premier High School San Antonio is a tuition-free … Continue reading

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Charter school bill, SB2, goes from Texas Senate to Texas House

There’s less than a month left in the current legislative session, and it’s time to check in on SB2, a bill that would make big changes to charter school laws in Texas, including raising the charter cap. This post is about the … Continue reading

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Disengaged students get back into the system at Premier High School of San Antonio, a ResponsiveEd campus

I recently toured Premier High School of San Antonio, a place that recaptures disengaged students and brings them back into the educational system. Premier is located in a low-rise business complex near the airport. Inside the glass doors, it was quiet, like a high-tech … Continue reading

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Charter school bill, SB2, moves from Education Committee to Texas Senate

I’ve been following the progress of SB2, a bill that would make big changes to charter school laws in Texas, including raising the charter cap. This post is about the bill’s introduction in February; this post is about Senator Dan Patrick‘s visit to IDEA Carver last Friday … Continue reading

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Julian and Joaquin Castro in Parade Magazine: Parenting makes all the difference

Under the heading “Parenting Makes All the Difference”, Julian Castro told Parade magazine: Talk about achieving the American dream. Identical twins Julián and Joaquín Castro each hold bachelor’s degrees from Stanford and law degrees from Harvard and are rising Democratic … Continue reading

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Author Michael Brick: interview in Texas Tribune; event at Twig

To follow up on a earlier post about  “Saving the School” by Michael Brick: “Michael Brick: The TT Interview”, Zoë Gioja, Texas Tribune, August 7, 2012. Reading and signing at The Twig Book Shop, noon on Saturday, August 25.

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Book: A tale of education reform at Austin’s John H. Reagan High School

The new issue of Texas Monthly also features a book review of “Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids, and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform” by Michael Brick. “Why Johnny … Continue reading

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Link: Assessing charter schools in San Antonio

Charter schools are subject to the same testing and accountability rules as traditional public school districts.  The Texas Education Agency‘s most recent report on charter school accountability was released last August. “Charter Ratings Down”, San Antonio Express-News, August 22, 2011. The ratings use a … Continue reading

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Link: new leader at Communities in Schools

“Communities in Schools selects new CEO”, San Antonio Express-News, May 1, 2012.

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