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Rocketship Education parent information session on March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Rocketship Education is hosting a parent information session on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Branch Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78224 (map). RSVP at http://www.rsed.org/texas. Rocketship Education is a network of public, open-enrollment charter schools … Continue reading

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Temple Beth-El board to vote on Great Hearts lease at October 1 meeting

As mentioned in this earlier post, Great Hearts Texas is negotiating with Temple Beth-El, located at 211 Belknap Place in Monte Vista, for a 5-year lease to house the charter school’s first campus in San Antonio. The temple board will vote on the … Continue reading

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Charter applications granted; more details in San Antonio Express-News

Leaders of both organizations [BASIS and Great Hearts] said they will begin searching for faculty and campus locations immediately. “Tomorrow we start that process,” said Great Hearts Texas President Peter Bezanson. “Charter schools advance”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, November … Continue reading

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“Bring it on” says SAISD supt to charter schools

At a Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce meeting last month, four area superintendents talked about education budget cuts, standardized testing, and school choice. Sylvester Perez, interim superintendent of SAISD, which has seen increasing competition for students by charter schools, … Continue reading

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Great Hearts withdraws Tennessee application

As mentioned earlier, Great Hearts Academies had applied for a charter in Tennessee, but had faced opposition from the Metro Nashville school board. After yet another school board rejection, Great Hearts has cancelled its plans to expand to Nashville. Read … Continue reading

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Great Hearts in Tennessee: appealing to state

After rejection by the local school board, Great Hearts recently announced that it plans to appeal to the state. Assuming its appeal succeed, it would open its first charter school in Nashville in 2014. “Great Hearts takes fight to open charter … Continue reading

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Great Hearts charter school blocked in Nashville

The Arizona-based charter school organization Great Hearts Academies is taking steps to expand into Indiana, Tennessee, and Texas. In Nashville, it’s facing opposition: The school board recently denied Great Hearts’ application to operate charter schools in Nashville. Members who voted against the application … Continue reading

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