Alamo Heights ISD

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Texas School Ratings A-F

School ratings near me One factor parents look for in researching a school is the rating. However, in a Google search “school ratings near me”, the top 10 results are for-profit companies with their own rating system. For example, Niche and Great Schools use a variety of measures to rate a school. They also monetize …

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Are charter schools private schools?

Are charter schools private schools?

Charter schools are free due to public, taxpayer dollars that are taken from traditional public schools when a child enrolls in the charter school. Unlike a traditional public school, charter schools are also funded by private companies, individuals, and interests. They are managed by a private entity vs a community elected board where the public has input. And their boards are appointed vs elected. This means that charter board members can have a financial interest in the success of the schools.

Pre-K Near Me

Pre-K Near Me – Understanding the Choices and Guidelines

Understanding the Choices and Guidelines for Finding a PreK My kids are in elementary and high school, and it seems like a lifetime ago when they started their first day of Pre-K. As I think back on that time, I recall it as being one of our family’s most stressful times.  I had NO IDEA …

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Holiday Performances Bring Cheer to All

Holiday Performances Bring Cheer to All Fine Arts departments across all of our districts have been busy getting students ready for holiday performances. Band, orchestra, theatre, choir, dance, and many other groups of talented kids were excited to bring back the season’s spirit this year! Fort Bend ISD Northside ISD Santa Fe ISD Fort Bend …

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Alamo Heights Student Honored for Leadership

Alamo Heights Student Honored for Leadership Alamo Heights ISD Junior, Dylan Corso, was named an All-Star student!  South Texas UPS and  KENS 5 recognize students like Dylan that have achievements in leadership, academics, and community involvement. The “Mayor of Alamo Heights High School” Dylan Corso is often called the “Mayor” of Alamo Heights High School.  …

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Public Education in San Antonio Book by Bobby Blount

Public Education in San Antonio Book by Bobby Blount and Bexar County School Boards Coalition

School districts managing the challenges of a pandemic and highlights, data, statistics, and history of public education in the San Antonio area. By Bobby Blount and Bexar County School Boards Coalition.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Honors Educators

Teacher Appreciation Week celebrates our amazing and resilient educators! “There is no other time in history when our teachers have deserved more recognition and support than they do right now. And right now, we have an opportunity to give back to them and to elevate this most important profession.” – Kevin Brown, Texas Association of …

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Celebrating National Library Week

Welcome to Your Library! In honor of National Library Week and this year’s “Welcome to Your Library” theme, we’re shining a spotlight on our public school librarians!   We’re showcasing what traditional public schools provide through their libraries and certified librarians. Click here to Learn More About School Library Services Check out how some of our …

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Public Schools Observe National Bullying Prevention Month

Every October, public schools across the country observe National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal is to encourage communities to stop school bullying and cyberbullying.  Bullying awareness helps to end hatred and racism against children of all ages.  (STOMP Out Bullying) Our public school districts have zero-tolerance bullying policies in place.  Each district publicly states their bully-reporting protocol …

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Public Schools Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE AND DIVERSITY We celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month this year from September 15th to October 15th.  The month honors anniversaries of independence for Latin American countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. (Library of Congress)  During this month we focus on the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to …

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