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How it feels to be on a charter school waiting list

UPDATE: Great Hearts Monte Vista has added a second section of 9th grade (February 28, 2014) Last week, I went to the public lottery for Great Hearts Monte Vista. (Here’s my earlier post about pre-lottery stress.) What happened? Short version: F.T. drew … 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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[Alamo City Moms Blog] IDEA Public Schools expands to four campuses in San Antonio

Are you following Alamo City Moms Blog yet? They just published their 200th post. It’s grown into a great discussion place and source of information for San Antonio moms, and I am proud to be a contributor. This week, I wrote a sponsored … Continue reading

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“Don’t dwell on it”: Stressing about the lottery, and making backup plans

“I try not to dwell on it,” I said. “Yes, that’s probably for the best, don’t dwell on it.” That’s a conversation I had before the holidays, when I was visiting with a Great Hearts Texas staff member, and I … Continue reading

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Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy enrollment and lottery information

The Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy (EKHLA) opened last year, in August 2013, as a public open-enrollment charter school for grades K-8 offering Hebrew language instruction; read more in this earlier post. How time flies! EKHLA is getting ready to take … Continue reading

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Great Hearts Monte Vista open-enrollment lottery will be on January 21, 2014

Great Hearts Monte Vista will hold its open-enrollment lottery at 6:30 p.m. January 21, 2014 in the Barshop Auditorium at Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Pl., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map). A recent email from Peter Bezanson, Superintendent of Great Hearts Texas, emphasizes … Continue reading

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San Antonio parents welcome the first Great Hearts Academies campus in Texas, while Dallas waits

San Antonio families are flocking to enroll at the first Great Hearts campus in Texas. Meanwhile, families in North Texas will have to wait another year or more as a result of the State Board of Education‘s veto of Education Commissioner Michael Williams‘ … Continue reading

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