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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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Southside ISD Teachers Participate in Project-Based Learning Workshop

Southside ISD Teachers Participate in Project-Based Learning Workshop at Rice University Teachers at Southside ISD participate in a learning workshop at Rice University. Teachers often learn as much as they  teach, and three Southside ISD teachers  experienced a “once-in-a-lifetime” professional development workshop at Rice University. Nellie Olvera, a first grade teacher at Freedom Elementary, and …

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Southside ISD CTE Students Begin Career Prep

Southside ISD CTE Students Begin Career Prep The Southside ISD CTE Law, Public Safety, & Security Practicum Seniors held a successful Career Prep Luncheon to learn about future job opportunities. Law, Public Safety, and Security Programs Ran-Gar Security spoke with Southside High School Law Students about security industry expectations and career opportunities. Melisa Coronado Arredondo,SHS …

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Book Week

Children’s Book Week 2021

Children’s Book Week 2021 Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative, is observed November 8-14, 2021.  Children’s Book Week is an annual observance of the importance of children’s and teen books while fostering a love of reading. Our School Districts Celebrate Book Week and Book Character Day Students in Edgewood ISD created costumes representing …

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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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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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Community and Volunteerism for the Holidays

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEERISM IN OUR SCHOOLS During the holiday season, our public schools are more involved than ever in donating time and resources to charitable causes.  The sense of community is more meaningful than ever, and local volunteers have given their hearts to so many amazing projects. These school communities served …

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STEM / STEAM Day Includes Science Quotes

National STEM/ STEAM day is an opportunity to focus on the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Creating understanding around STEM and STEAM is valuable for students today. It reminds us that STEM and STEAM are all around us, shaping our daily experiences. A wonderful time to spark an interest in STEM and STEAM is …

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Bexar County School Board Letter

Bexar County School Boards Coalition Letter to Governor Abbott on School Openings During COVID 19

San Antonio Area’s School Board Trustees Release a Letter to Governor Abbott Regarding School Openings An excerpt below: As Trustees, we realize that our communities are literally entrusting us with the lives of their students, teachers, district staff, and families. As of today, the Boards of Trustees in our area believe that the current State …

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