“Recaptured & Redirected”: A Panel Discussion on Public School Finance

State and local governments collect taxes and allocate money for public education—but is enough money being spent on public schools, and what is the impact of public charter schools? A panel of experts discussed these issues on Monday, August 6,… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Taking a Deep Breath: Communities in Schools’ Role in Restorative Justice Initiatives in San Antonio

[Hall Monitor] Taking a Deep Breath: Communities In Schools’ Role in Restorative Justice Initiatives in San Antonio | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On June 11, The 74 Million published an article of mine on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In order to get all the good… Continue Reading

Thoughts From an Education Reform Advocate on Attending a Screening of “Backpack Full of Cash” at the NAACP Convention in San Antonio

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I’m an education reform advocate who recently attended a screening of Backpack Full of Cash at the NAACP Convention. The documentary didn’t change my mind about supporting parent choice, especially high quality public charter schools. Nevertheless, I’m glad I went… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] “Who Is Coming With Us?” SAISD Rallies Supporters Amid Controversial Changes

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. At Monday night’s SAISD board meeting, community member Eddie Bravenec, husband of San Antonio Alliance (the union) lead organizer Katy Bravenec, told superintendent… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] In Becoming a “System of Great Schools,” SAISD Is Fighting for Its Life

Hall Monitor SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez at a school board meeting Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, where a vote was taken to move forward with a partnership with Democracy Prep Public School to takeover Stewart Elementary starting in the fall.

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. In a recent candidate forum with the advocacy group TX Charter Revolution, Matt Beebe, who hopes to take the seat vacated by retiring… Continue Reading

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

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“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

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: Sophie’s Choice

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. If the Texas Commission on Public School Finance were a Hollywood movie, we’d be nearing that part in the movie when the main… 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

[Hall Monitor] Bonham Academy, San Antonio ISD’s Dual Language Darling, Fears for Its Future

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. During the citizens to be heard portion of Monday’s San Antonio ISD board meeting, parents and students from Bonham Academy expressed concern about… Continue Reading