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F.T. reviews “Spare Parts” movie: Arizona teenagers take on underwater robotics challenge

  Back in April 2005, my future brother-in-law passed me a copy of WIRED magazine with a cover story, La Vida Robot, about an unlikely set of underwater robotics engineers—Latino teenagers from a low-income high school in Phoenix—competing against elite universities in a NASA-sponsored contest. … Continue reading

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BASIS Independent Brooklyn and BASIS Independent Silicon Valley for 2014-15

BASIS San Antonio opened this fall, joining BASIS charter schools in Arizona and Washington, D.C.; read more in this earlier post about the dedication ceremony. Now BASIS is expanding in a different direction, opening independent schools in New York and California: BASIS Independent Brooklyn and BASIS Independent … 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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BASIS San Antonio Boosters mailing list

A BASIS Boosters group is now forming in San Antonio.  As mentioned in this earlier post, every BASIS campus has a parent group—the BASIS Boosters—dedicated to building community and providing extra support for the students and teachers. Sign up for … Continue reading

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Great Hearts grad from Arizona earns top honors at Dartmouth. Aren’t you glad Great Hearts is coming to Texas?

They do things a little differently at Great Hearts Academies—for example, prom with a live band and ballroom dancing, as described in this earlier post—but it seems to work: Joel Malkin, a graduate of Veritas Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, just graduated … Continue reading

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Raphael’s “School of Athens” at Veritas Prep (Great Hearts)

Great Hearts Academies invited me to attend a conference at Veritas Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Arizona this week. (Disclosure: Great Hearts paid my travel expenses. But when it comes to choosing a school for my kids, my opinion is not for … Continue reading

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BASIS San Antonio information meeting at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24; meet a BASIS Phoenix family

The next BASIS San Antonio information meeting will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78230, with Q&A to follow. Before you go, please take this quick survey to say how many people are coming. Sunday’s meeting will feature … Continue reading

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