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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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BASIS San Antonio dedication ceremony welcomes a world-class educational opportunity

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The BASIS San Antonio dedication ceremony on September 25, 2013 welcomed guests and dignitaries with a performance by the 7th & 8th grade strings. Tiffany O’Neill, BASIS San Antonio Head of School, celebrated the school’s opening. (Classes began September 3, 2013 … Continue reading

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Gallery: BASIS San Antonio Boosters movie night at Woodlawn Lake Park

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On Friday evening, the BASIS San Antonio Boosters hosted a movie night at Woodlawn Lake Park, featuring Hugo on an inflatable Slab Cinema screen. Before the movie, students and parents had an opportunity to get to know each other and to meet the BASIS … Continue reading

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Turmoil on an elected school board: South San Antonio ISD

Good governance, and doing what’s right for the students, is a challenge for every school board, whether elected (as at traditional school districts) or appointed (as at charter schools in Texas). But it’s disturbing to read about the level of … Continue reading

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Speculation about why Perez ran for SBOE: Payback?

Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia shares speculation about why Marisa Perez ran for State Board of Education: The payback theory goes like this: [Leticia] Cantu-Cortez, the wife of newly elected state Rep. Phil Cortez, was bitter about her surprising 2011 District 4 City Council … Continue reading

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New SBOE member Marisa Perez is hard to find

An Express-News columnist writes that the Texas Education Agency asked him for Marisa Perez‘s cell phone number because they needed to confirm she was coming to the orientation for new State Board of Education members on December 10, and she … Continue reading

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“Machine”? No, not really

Also, check out sachartermoms.com to get an idea of what a well-organized, well funded machine looks like. Comment at “Charter Schools: Dr. Soto, I am disappointed”, Julian Vasquez Heilig, Cloaking Inequity,  November 4, 2012. Well, I’m flattered. San Antonio Charter Moms operates on … Continue reading

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