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Skipping Preschool: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Before children (B.C.), I was a teacher. I taught a Head Start preschool program for four-year-olds and loved it. I espoused the virtues of preschool—long-term benefits include everything from better marriages to higher salaries—to anyone who would listen. So when my oldest daughter turned three, I assumed we’d be signing her up at the local […]

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BASIS.ed – One of the Nation’s Best Academic Programs Is Tuition Free and Growing

Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with BASIS.ed, a dynamic American educational network that manages world-quality schools. Today, the Director of Student Acquisition at BASIS is on the blog sharing more about their growing charter schools in San Antonio and the unique liberal arts curriculum that inspired a love for learning. San Antonio’s youngest […]

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IDEA Public Schools: Teaching More Than Academics

We welcome our partner IDEA Public Schools to Alamo City Moms Blog today. This post is written by first-year IDEA parent Lourdes Salidas. IDEA is not only helping to change the community of San Antonio, Texas: IDEA Public Schools is changing the world. My two daughters attend IDEA. My eldest daughter attends IDEA Carver College […]

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How long before my child is swimming?

Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Love to Swim School to bring you information about their swim classes, summer camps, and parents night out. Summertime in San Antonio is here! Spending time at your nearest swimming pool is almost essential for surviving the heat. Best of all, swimming is an activity all […]

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IDEA Public Schools’ Class of 2016 Celebrates 100% College Acceptance at College Signing Day Ceremony

We welcome our partner IDEA Public Schools to Alamo City Moms Blog today, highlighting that 507 graduating seniors will reveal for the first time the college or university they will attend in the fall! Recently, IDEA Public Schools’ 507 seniors revealed their college choices to a packed arena. This year marks the tenth consecutive year IDEA […]

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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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Alamo City's Amazing Teacher 2016

Alamo City’s Amazing Teacher: Five Finalists

We are in complete awe of the teachers who were nominated in Alamo City’s Amazing Teacher contest! We asked our readers to nominate teachers who have made an impact in their and their children’s lives. With more than 7,000 teachers in one San Antonio school district alone, there are thousands of wonderful educators in the San Antonio community, and we [...]
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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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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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