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Mayor Juilán Castro hosted the San Antonio meeting of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

Mayor Juilán Castro recently hosted the San Antonio stop of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET), a partnership among the mayors of four major U.S. cities to highlight educational innovations. The Mayors’ Tour is a sign of good things to … Continue reading

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School choice town hall Thursday, February 28 at UTSA downtown campus

Do you have strong feeling about school choice? Consider attending Thursday’s town hall meeting. “UTSA and S.A. Express-News to host series of town hall discussions”, Tim Brownlee, UTSA Today news release, February 25, 2013. The town hall meeting about school choice … Continue reading

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Following up on Pre-K 4 SA town hall

As mentioned earlier, Texas Public Radio hosted a public town hall meeting last week about Mayor Julian Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA proposal. Even if you weren’t there, you can watch the video at NOWCastSA or download the audio from last night’s “Newsmaker Hour” on KSTX. At … Continue reading

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Pre-K 4 SA (formerly Brainpower Initiative)

Mayor Julian Castro’s proposal of a 1/8 % sales tax to raise money for pre-K programs is now called “Pre-K 4 SA.” (Formerly, it was called the “Brainpower Initiative.”) On August 1, the city council heard a presentation about Pre-K … Continue reading

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Leadership changes at public school districts in the San Antonio area

A well-researched article in Sunday’s paper discusses the changes in the top job at six local public school districts since last summer. “Superintendent changes sweep local districts”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, July 21, 2012. Some transitions were smooth and well-planned … Continue reading

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Changes in education leadership, local and state

Many changes are afoot in public education — locally and at the state level — and we should all be worried. The future of Texas depends on an educated workforce and the quality of that education is dependent on those steering … Continue reading

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Speculation about the next Texas Education Commissioner

The Texas Education Agency oversees charter schools, so the fact that commissioner Robert Scott is stepping down soon will likely have an impact on the charter school community. So, who will Governor Rick Perry appoint as Scott’s successor? Here are some … Continue reading

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