Our community can come together to solve the challenges of keeping our kids learning—on campus or at home—while staying safe. Inga Cotton, Founder and Executive Director of San Antonio Charter Moms, and her guests talk about schools of choice, educating your children at home, and staying mentally and physically well during uncertain times. By sharing our knowledge and a positive attitude, we can keep our children safe and learning.
Prelude Prep, With Lauren Lewis And Laura Rangel
Prelude Prep Public School is a new charter school coming to the Southside of San Antonio that will give students a foundation to succeed in school, live purposeful lives, and become leaders in their communities. Lauren Lewis, Founder and Superintendent, and Laura Rangel, Head of School, join us to share their vision for Prelude Prep and offer a preview of what students can expect this fall. Prelude Prep is currently accepting applications for the 2021–2022 school year.
School of Excellence In Education, With Myeisha Haywood And Tamela Harris
The School of Excellence in Education, one of San Antonio’s oldest charter school networks, believes that every child deserves an outstanding education. The schools are joyful, energizing, and rigorous. Myeisha Haywood, Interim Superintendent, and Tamela Harris, Director of Academic Leadership, join us to share about the mission and culture of the School of Excellence in Education and offer tips for families to enroll their children.
Premier High Schools, With Manuela Allen
Premier High Schools offer students an individualized platform for reaching their goal of earning a high school diploma and overcoming any setbacks they have experienced in the past. Manuela Q. "Mimi" Allen, Campus Director of Premier High School — San Antonio (Ingram), joins us to share how the program works and what skills they teach their students to be successful in academics and in life.
COVID Health And Safety Tips, With Dr. Tamyra Rogers
Families want their children to enjoy school, activities, and family life, but stay safe while COVID-19 is still present in our community. Tamyra Rogers, M.D., of Dr. Rogers Centers offers tips for keeping your kids healthy—including advice about nutrition, staying hydrated, good sleep, and other strategies for building a strong immune system.
Graphic Novels, With Nicole Cubillas And Kristin Yourdon
When you go to a library or bookstore with your kids, and they pick out some graphic novels, do you feel like you should tell them to put them back and get some "real books?" Nicole Cubillas and Kristin Yourdon, Children's Librarians at the San Antonio Public Library, offer reasons why we should encourage kids to read graphic novels—especially if they are struggling or reluctant readers. Graphic novels can build visual literacy and critical thinking skills. They also help get kids excited about reading—even if they have learning differences such as dyslexia, explains Jasmin Dean, Executive Director of Celebrate Dyslexia. Join us for a discussion about the benefits of graphic novels for promoting literacy, as well as recommendations of great graphic novels for different ages of children.
YWLA Primary & Irving Dual Language In SAISD, With Andre'a Pitts And Veronica Garza
In San Antonio ISD, families with young children have choices of innovative education models. At YWLA Primary—part of the Young Women's Leadership Academy network—girls experience a STEAM curriculum and learn confidence and leadership in a single-gender environment. At Irving Dual Language Academy, students participate in a bilingual environment, where English language learners and native English speakers can learn from each other and support each other as language and cultural resources. Andre'a Pitts, Principal of Young Women's Leadership Academy Primary, and Veronica Garza, Assistant Principal at Irving Dual Language Academy, join us to share the benefits of these learning models and how they serve the needs of young students in San Antonio ISD. These programs, along with other SAISD choice schools, are currently holding their second enrollment window through April 16, 2021.