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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.

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ECISD Provides Students Enriching Fun in Summer Programs

ECISD Provides Students Enriching Fun in Summer Camp Programs East Central ISD students have fun and get educated in summer camp programs. Summer camps can be both fun and educational, and East Central ISD proved that to be true with two of their summer camp programs. Junior Space ranger camp provides an opportunity for students …

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Students Reading More Through District-Wide Competitions

Students Reading More Through District-Wide Competitions Public school districts in San Antonio provide students with friendly book-centered competitions that encourage reading! Battle of The Bluebonnets! Edgewood ISD and East Central ISD  gathered students to participate in their annual Battle of the Bluebonnets. Librarians partnered across the San Antonio districts to promote reading for pleasure among …

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Public Schools Celebrate Library Week

Public Schools Celebrate Library Week Our districts observed Library Week by honoring school librarians and engaging in library activities! Debbie Klein has spent nearly three decades with Clear Creek ISD. She’s seen her library at Ward Elementary evolve from containing only books, to adding gadgets and games for Maker Space. A new Little Library has …

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Read Across America Day Inspires Students to Read

Read Across America Day Inspires Students On National Read Across America Day, students, teachers, parents, and community members around the nation come together to read books and celebrate the joy of reading! National Read Across America Day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. It …

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Spotlight on Athletic Directors, Student-Athletes, and Recruiting for College Signing Day

Spotlight on Athletic Directors, Student-Athletes, and Recruiting for College Signing Day Athletics programs in our public schools provide physical and educational benefits to student athletes. Athletic Directors not only lead the coaches and programs, but also support the development of student talent and character. The Examination of National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) shows that school …

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Athletic Director Series Featuring East Central ISD

Athletic Director Series Featuring East Central ISD An interview with East Central ISD Athletic Director, Suzette Arriola What inspired you to become an athletic director? It wasn’t what I had planned in my life. I had a great college volleyball career at Stephen F. Austin where I received my masters degree and served as an …

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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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Government CTE Programs and Pathways

HIGHLIGHTING GOVERNMENT CTE PROGRAMS ON ELECTION DAY Our traditional public schools offer exciting pathways that introduce students to careers in governance and public administration.  Hence, Election Day is a great time to highlight this valuable course of study. As voting records across the country are being shattered, interest in government and public administration has risen.  …

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Celebrating National School Lunch Week

-by Trina Pruitt, parent and Go Public contributor I love cooking for my family.  It is therapeutic for me to read cookbooks and experiment with food.  I am always looking up healthy recipes for kids and healthy food near me.  I follow food trends like the Keto diet and Paleo diet, as well as trending …

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National Arts in Education Week Honors Fine Art Programs

ART IN EDUCATION We celebrated National Arts in Education Week on September 13th-19th this year.  During this week we honored fine arts education in public schools.  Since 2010, when Congress designated this nationally recognized week, we celebrate the importance of including fine arts programs as a crucial part of a whole education. The 2010 resolution states, “Arts …

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