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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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IDEA Public Schools: Changing the Way We Think About Public Education in San Antonio

Alamo City Moms Blog is proud to partner with IDEA Public Schools to offer parents information about schools in San Antonio.  You’ve seen the IDEA billboards on 410 and I-10. You’ve read about IDEA in the San Antonio Express News. You may have seen IDEA students in their “No Excuses” polos, received an IDEA postcard in the […]

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David’s Legacy: Stop Bullying Now

While San Antonians enjoy the last remaining Christmas lights and begin New Year’s resolutions, the Molak family struggles with the loss of their beloved 16-year-old son and brother, David. Four days into 2016, David took his own life after being bullied for several months. According to the Molaks, David was a typical 16-year-old: a good, “normal” […]

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Free Holiday Activities Perfect For Winter Break at the San Antonio Public Library

Alamo City Moms Blog is proud to partner with the San Antonio Public Library to bring you news of their holiday events and activities throughout December. The holiday season is a magical time of year in San Antonio. Cooler nights with twinkling lights on every corner and plenty of hot chocolate are what it’s all […]

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Families Empowered’s School Connection Fair: Helping You Make an Informed Choice About Your Child’s Education

Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Families Empowered, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families find the right schools for their children, and share news of their events and services. Mothers of multiples like me will be the first to tell you that none of their children is alike. Kids can come from […]

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Minecraft- Super League Gaming in San Antonio

Minecraft: Super League Gaming in San Antonio

Alamo City Moms Blog is excited to partner with Super League Gaming, the first in-theater gaming league, to bring you the latest on their after-school tournaments in San Antonio. You’ve heard of soccer moms… Now meet Minecraft moms (and dads)! Parents cheering loudly is what you can expect at Super League’s after-school gaming tournaments starting next week […]

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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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