Tag Archives: KIPP

May 2014 runoff primary election and the impact on education in San Antonio

The results are in from the May 2014 runoff primary election. How will these results impact education in San Antonio, Bexar County, and Texas? What can we expect at the general election on November 4, 2014? U.S. Congress Will Hurd defeated Francisco “Quico” … Continue reading

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Rey Saldaña talks about his new role as Chief Engagement Officer at KIPP San Antonio

Rising star Rey Saldaña talked to me about teaming up with KIPP San Antonio, a group of high-performing charter schools in San Antonio, to attack poverty and improve education. Talking to Saldaña made me feel old, but that’s OK, because I’m glad that … Continue reading

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KIPP: San Antonio information sessions for 2014

KIPP: San Antonio has scheduled a series of information sessions and open houses for prospective parents who are thinking about enrolling their children in the tuition-free, open enrollment charter school for the 2014-15 school year. Here are the meeting dates: February … Continue reading

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[Gallery] KIPP Un Mundo tour; KIPP San Antonio hosts education roundtable with Greg Abbott

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Earlier this month, I went to a  First Friday Breakfast at KIPP Un Mundo Academy; read more details about the event in this earlier post. The highlight of the visit was getting a campus tour from two first-grade students. This earlier post has dates and … Continue reading

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KIPP Aspire and New Frontiers charter schools earn three state distinctions

As mentioned in this earlier post, the Texas Education Agency recently released a new set of school accountability ratings. To highlight the top-performing schools in the state, the TEA released a list of schools that were rated “met standard” and also earned all … Continue reading

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Dates & events for San Antonio high-performing charter schools

Learn more about high-quality, free public charter schools in San Antonio by attending an information session or a demonstration lesson. Also, take note of application deadlines and lottery dates. April 29, 2013: KIPP: San Antonio middle school application deadline April 30, 2013: KIPP: … Continue reading

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Inspiration: character video from KIPP NYC teachers

My earlier post today was sort of a downer; I needed to get my head in the right place. So I re-watched this short video featuring KIPP NYC teachers talking about character education: Need more inspiration? Watch KIPP: San Antonio CEO Mark Larson’s 2012 TEDx … Continue reading

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