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Amanda Ripley talks about “The Smartest Kids in the World” with supporters of the DoSeum

Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, took the stage at the Tobin Center on September 10 to speak with supporters of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, at the annual … Continue reading

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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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BASIS San Antonio Boosters executive board

UPDATED. The BASIS San Antonio Boosters now have an executive board: President: Richard Gross VP: Lourdes Campos 2nd VP: Chris Conlan (formerly Lloyd Wiltz) Treasurer: Juan Carlos Rodriguez (formerly Tom Immenschuh) Secretary: Rachel Allred Want to stay up to date on the BASIS San … 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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Rocketship Education has “schoolteachers,” my son says

At the Rocketship Education information session yesterday, we watched a new video about Rocketship’s learning model and expansion plans. My five-year-old son is learning to read and couldn’t resist saying all the headings out loud. After we got home, had dinner, and … Continue reading

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Ben Yehuda Academy in San Antonio is part of a national Hebrew charter school trend

Hebrew language immersion is, well, sort of niche. But last year, when BASIS and Great Hearts were applying for their charters, I watched Ben Yehuda Academy applying for their charter (their interview was right after Great Hearts), and I was … Continue reading

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How parents in Washington DC navigate school choice: Charter School Expo, mobile app, and more

Last Saturday, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board held the DC Charter School Expo. For many moms and dads staring down aisle upon aisle of booths — each representing a different school with a different curriculum, a different teaching … Continue reading

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BASIS Boosters: parent groups supporting BASIS schools

This afternoon there is another BASIS parents’ meeting: 2 p.m. at Northrup Hall Room 318 at Trinity University. Even if you can’t come to this meeting, be sure to sign up for the interest list to stay informed. By now, I’ve … Continue reading

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Rocketship applying for DC, but not Washington state (yet)

There are many successful charter schools operating across the country, but relatively few charter networks that are expanding in their region, let alone jumping across the country to open campuses in a different state. San Antonio is fortunate to have … Continue reading

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BASIS DC parent talks about “Won’t Back Down” and parent empowerment

Mary Riner Siddall, who helped bring BASIS to Washington, D.C., reflects on the movie “Won’t Back Down”, and her own experience: Just like in the film, those of us fighting for this change had to overcome resistance early in the … Continue reading

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