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San Antonio ISD’s Hawthorne Academy under construction as part of Bond 2010

Over the weekend, I drove past Hawthorne Academy, an in-district charter at San Antonio ISD, and snapped a picture of the construction—part of the Bond 2010 program. Here is an earlier post with a pre-construction photo of Hawthorne. Hawthorne is one of … Continue reading

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More stories on IDEA’s new South Side campus

I posted earlier about IDEA Public Schools’ announcement of a location for a new campus on the South Side. (UPDATE: IDEA South Flores) Here are some links to more coverage of that story: “College readiness mission of 20 new charter schools”, Mark … Continue reading

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IDEA Public Schools chooses 2nd location in San Antonio

UPDATE: IDEA Public Schools has announced locations for 3rd and 4th campuses in San Antonio. IDEA Monterrey Park will be at 222 SW 39th Street, San Antonio, TX 78237 (map). IDEA San Antonio #4 (permanent name coming soon) will be at … Continue reading

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Charter schools as real estate investment opportunity

Here is a different take on public charter schools: as an investment opportunity. Entertainment Properties Trust is a REIT that has recently focused its attention on buying property and leasing it to charter schools. “The big business of charter schools”, Valerie … Continue reading

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The fine print: charter school facilities funding in Texas

Yesterday’s post about Houston ISD bond election needs clarification. So, how do Texas charter schools raise money for facilities? Here is the fine print. For a summary, check the score card for Texas at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. No … Continue reading

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