Tips for Taking Your Family to the McNay Art Museum to See “Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations”

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The definition of immerse is “to plunge into something that surrounds or covers.” That is a good description of  Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations, the new exhibit at the McNay Art Museum. Each room by a different artist is… Continue Reading

“Predators vs. Prey” at the Witte Museum Focuses on Dinosaurs in Texas

Witte Museum Dinosaurs, "Predators vs. Prey" | San Antonio Charter Moms

“Predators vs. Prey: Dinosaurs in the Land Before Texas” is at the Witte Museum through September 3, 2018. Consistent with the Witte Museum’s mission of presenting the deep history of Texas, the dinosaurs featured in the exhibit once inhabited the… Continue Reading

SAISD’s Big Picture: Superintendent Pedro Martinez and the System of Great Schools Model

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In 2011, my family moved out of San Antonio ISD in search of the right schools for our children; this 2012 post at the Rivard Report captured our situation at the time. In 2018, the landscape is different. Families now… Continue Reading

Parents for Pedro: Why Parents in San Antonio ISD Should Support Superintendent Pedro Martinez

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The headlines coming out of San Antonio ISD lately have been alarming: “Teacher Layoffs,” “Making Cuts to Teaching Staff,” and more. Superintendent Pedro Martinez is facing strong criticism. But I want to assure families and people who care about the long-term success… Continue Reading

Rethinking Cultural Competence at Great Hearts Monte Vista

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The Great Hearts Monte Vista community is in the process of rethinking cultural competence and racial sensitivity. The triggering event was a homework assignment about slavery in an 8th grade United States history class. The student’s father, justifiably outraged, shared… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Stewart Welcomes Democracy Prep to the Neighborhood with Lots of Questions

[Hall Monitor] Stewart Welcomes Democracy Prep to the Neighborhood with Lots of Questions | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. When a new charter school operator comes to town, it’s common practice to host an informational event. Interested parents, charter advocates, and plenty… Continue Reading

Finding the Right Schools in San Antonio for Your Children – MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition

Finding the Right School for Your Child - MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Talking to parents about schools is one of my favorite things ever. Last week, the MOMS Club of San Antonio—NE hosted me at their monthly meeting at Windcrest United Methodist Church for a presentation about finding the right schools for… Continue Reading

La Academia de Doble Inmersión LEEP Dual Language Academies se Prepara Para Apertura en Otoño de 2018

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Artículo previo en inglés—earlier post in English. Mil gracias a la traductora Rocío Guenther. LEEP Dual Language Academies, una nueva escuela chárter, se está preparando para abrir en agosto de 2018 en el lado oeste de San Antonio. En una sesión… Continue Reading