Parents are Part of the Teacher Hiring Process at Compass Rose Academy

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Compass Rose Academy invited me to observe a critical part of their hiring process, when prospective teachers do demo lessons with real students and sit down to talk with families. Hiring the right teachers is essential for the continuing success of… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Four–Waitlists

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Four: Waitlists | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. So far in our school-choosing adventure, we knew that one application for each child would go to Steele Montessori. SAISD allows three choice… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Three–Why We Love Montessori So Much

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part 3: Why We Love Montessori So Much | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. It takes Lewis McNeel approximately three weeks of internet research to buy a light fixture. In our old house, he designed his own… Continue Reading

Searching for Charter Schools in San Antonio: What You Can Do in January

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If your family is in the process of looking for the right schools for your children, then January is often an unsettled time. Some charter schools in San Antonio have already held open enrollment, while others are having it right… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Two–Excuses, Experiments, and Expos

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Two – Excuses, Experiments, and Expos | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Having an education reporter for a wife, Lewis McNeel rarely needs to comb through niche.com or greatschools.org to learn more about his local… Continue Reading

Experience SAISD Helps Families Learn about San Antonio ISD Schools of Choice

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Experience SAISD is an annual event for families to learn about schools in SAISD San Antonio. This school year’s event, on December 1, 2018, showed how much progress the district is making in expanding the number and variety of school… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School–Part One

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School -- Part One | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. For the past six years, I’ve been there every time San Antonio ISD sneezed. I’ve done so from a safe distance, where the… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Great Idea: Where to Find a Substitute Teacher in Rural Nebraska

[Hall Monitor] Great Idea: Where to Find a Substitute Teacher in Rural Nebraska

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. While conducting research for my recent Edutopia story, “Modernizing the Search for Substitute Teachers,” I came across a fantastic program in rural Nebraska.… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Support and Demand: CPPP and TNTP Explore What It Means to Be Underserved

[Hall Monitor] Support and Demand: CPPP and TNTP Explore What It Means to Be Underserved | 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 describing poverty, segregation, racial inequity, and all the other disparities in American life, the word “underserved” comes up a lot. I’ve had… Continue Reading