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Tips for being a politically-engaged charter school parent

Please take a moment to read this important article: “More Middle-Class Families Choose Charters: A political game changer for public school choice?”, Richard Whitmire, Education Next (Summer 2015). The conventional wisdom has been that charter school parents are too busy with … Continue reading

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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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[Interview] Johnathon Cruz, candidate for Southwest ISD school board

Newcomer Johnathon Cruz is running for the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees. As mentioned in this earlier post, two at-large seats on the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 20, 2014 ballot, and current members Mike C. Frazier and Yolanda Garza-Lopez are running for reelection. The … Continue reading

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Coverage of the May 10 school board elections in Bexar County

Three school districts in Bexar County are electing new board members on May 10. (Early voting runs from April 28 through May 6; more information at Bexar County Elections.) Learn more about the races: Alamo Heights ISD North East ISD … Continue reading

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School board elections 2014: Southwest ISD

Three candidates are on the May 10 ballot for two at-large seats on the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees. Mike C. Frazier and Yolanda Garza-Lopez are running for reelection. Newcomer Johnathon Cruz is also running. The two candidates who get the most … Continue reading

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School board elections 2014: Alamo Heights ISD

Two seats on the Alamo Heights ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 1o ballot; both races are uncontested. Lynn S. Thompson is running unopposed for reelection to Place 3. Margaret Judson is running unopposed for election to Place 4, to replace retiring … Continue reading

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School board elections 2014: North East ISD

Three seats on the North East ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 10 ballot; one race is contested. District 3: Sandi Wolff is running unopposed; President Susan Galindo withdrew from the race. District 7: Brigitte Perkins is running unopposed. District … Continue reading

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March 2014 primary election: How will it affect education in San Antonio?

The results are (mostly) in from the March 2014 primary election. Here is a summary of races that may impact education policy in Texas, Bexar County, and San Antonio. Several races are headed for a runoff election on May 27, 2014. … Continue reading

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Senator John Cornyn addresses college-bound students at KIPP University Prep

United States Senator John Cornyn (who is running for re-election this year) visited KIPP University Prep on Friday afternoon to talk to the students.

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Talking about education with Will Hurd, candidate for US Congress District 23

Last month, Will Hurd, who is running for Congress in District 23 (which includes western Bexar County and miles and miles of West Texas), met students from BASIS San Antonio at Choose to Succeed‘s quarterly convening of charter school leaders and community members. He was … Continue reading

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