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Exciting Times for Education: Notes from the San Antonio Regional Public PK-12 Education Forum on April 21, 2016 at the Pearl Stable | Alamo City Moms Blog

Exciting Times for Education: Notes from the San Antonio Regional Public PK–12 Education Forum

It’s an exciting time to be raising educated children in San Antonio. That’s what I learned at the San Antonio Regional Public PK-12 Education Forum at the Pearl Stable last month. On April 21, 2016, a group of state and local education leaders held a panel discussion to talk about current challenges. They also presented a picture of […]

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Celebrating Closing the Achievement Gap at the IDEA Public Schools San Antonio Annual Luncheon honoring Mayor Ivy R. Taylor | Alamo City Moms Blog

Celebrating Closing the Achievement Gap at the IDEA Public Schools 2016 San Antonio Luncheon

On February 24, 2016, at the annual IDEA Public Schools San Antonio luncheon, school leaders presented San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor with the Closing the Achievement Gap Award. Mayor Taylor’s vision and attention to detail have helped Rio Grande Valley-based IDEA Public Schools to grow rapidly in San Antonio, starting in 2012 with one campus, […]

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Fun for All Abilities at Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas | Alamo City Moms Blog

Fun for All Abilities at Morgan’s Wonderland

Morgan’s Wonderland: Who is it for? It’s for EVERYONE. The first time we went to Morgan’s Wonderland, I felt awkward about claiming free admission for F.T., my son, who is on the autism spectrum. (The park offers free admission for people of all ages who have special needs.) Autism is an invisible difference, and it […]

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School Choice Week at IDEA Public Schools

School Choice Week at IDEA Public Schools

This post is brought to Alamo City Moms Blog by our partner, IDEA Public Schools. National School Choice Week, January 24–30, 2016, is a celebration of the idea that there are many education options available, including private schools, charter schools, virtual schools, homeschooling, and traditional public schools, and that families know best what will work for […]

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PTAs Are Doing It Wrong | Alamo City Moms Blog

PTAs Are Doing It Wrong

  Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) are doing it wrong. They spend too much time and energy on things that don’t matter for our kids’ education, and they leave out many of the people who desperately want to help. PTAs spend too much time on things that don’t improve education. Many PTAs hold elaborate fundraising events and […]

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Children in Nature at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center | Alamo City Moms Blog

Children in Nature at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, and Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Healthy, happy kids who run around outside, yell, laugh, and get muddy and then come inside, clean up, wolf down a square meal, and cuddle on the couch with a book… That’s what we all want, right? But with our busy, scheduled lives, it takes planning and deliberate action to protect our families’ outside play […]

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San Antonio's Military Heritage: Museums at Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Stinson Field | Alamo City Moms Blog

San Antonio’s Military Heritage: Museums at Fort Sam Houston, Lackland, and Stinson Field

This summer, my kids and I are trying to pack in as much fun and learning as we can. We started out by making a bucket list. One of our goals was to visit more of San Antonio’s military bases and learn how San Antonio earned the name Military City USA. Along the way, we have picked up knowledge about United States […]

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The BookCellar: Save Money on Books and Support the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library

The BookCellar: Save Money on Books and Support the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library

Do you have a summer bucket list? Brooke’s list includes going to the San Antonio Public Library and joining the Summer Reading Program. My summer bucket list also included visiting the BookCellar, a discount store for new and used books in the basement of the Central Library. Along with my seven-year-old son, F.T., I recently […]

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Make Family Memories at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Make Family Memories at the JW Marriott San Antonio

Inga and her family received a one-night stay at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa to assist her in writing this review. All opinions are her own. It’s hard to get our busy family together all in one place to relax and have fun. That’s why I’m so grateful for the […]

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