[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission: You Get the Teacher You Pay For

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission: You Get the Teacher You Pay For | 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 Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath was Dallas ISD Trustee Mike Morath, he championed a performance-based teacher salary system. Three years in, student… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission: Rough Equity

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Note from Hall Monitor: The Texas School Finance Commission meets for the third time on Thursday, February 22 to hear from more experts on how… Continue Reading

LEEP Dual Language Academies Prepares for Fall 2018 Opening

Parents at an information session for LEEP Dual Language Academies | San Antonio Charter Moms

Lea en español aqui. LEEP Dual Language Academies, a new charter school, is preparing to open in August 2018 on the west side of San Antonio. At an information session on March 13 at Guerra Library, school leaders discussed the LEEP educational… Continue Reading

Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate – Founders Schertz Edition

Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate - Founders Schertz Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

This morning, the Hoplite Council at Founders Classical Academy of Schertz hosted me for a session of Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate. They asked such great questions and we had a really lively discussion. This blog post gathers… Continue Reading

Uncontested Elections for School Boards in Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD

Uncontested Elections for School Boards in Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD | San Antonio Charter Moms

Children lose when school board elections are uncontested because it takes away an opportunity for public discussion about what the districts need to do to improve. But election day—May 5, 2018—will come and go with no school board elections in… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Rumblings Continue in the Battle Over SAISD-Charter Partnership

Hall Monitor San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel President Shelly Potter addresses members of the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers Support and Personnel, Stewart Elementary parents and staff at a rally outside Burnet Elementary before the school board votes on whether to move forward with a partnership between Stewart Elementary School and Democracy Prep Public Schools, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

We are proud to share this first guest post from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. “Whose schools?” “Our schools!” “Whose schools?” “Our schools!” That was the call and response chant on the steps of the San Antonio ISD administrative building ahead of… Continue Reading

Candidates to Replace Joe Straus in District 121: Where They Stand on Education

Candidates to Replace Joe Straus in District 121: Where They Stand on Education | San Antonio Charter Moms

Seven candidates are competing in the March 6, 2018 primary election for Texas House District 121, the seat held by Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, who decided not to seek reelection. San Antonio Charter Moms readers want to know… Continue Reading

Charter School Funding vs. Traditional Public School Funding: San Antonio Charter Schools Get Bigger Bang for Fewer Bucks

San Antonio Charter Schools Get Bigger Bang for Fewer Bucks | San Antonio Charter Moms

San Antonio charter schools get bigger bang for fewer bucks, according to a new report by researchers in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. In San Antonio and seven other major cities, public charter schools used… Continue Reading

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo | San Antonio Charter Moms

When you’re making policy about public education, does it matter whether you send your own kids to public schools or private schools? I’d sure like to know, but I also want to look at voting records and other data about… Continue Reading

San Antonio ISD’s District-Charter Partnership with Democracy Prep at Stewart Elementary

San Antonio ISD Considering a District-Charter Partnership with Democracy Prep at Stewart Elementary | San Antonio Charter Moms

“URGENT ACTION ALERT,” the headline said. “CHARTER INVASION OF SAISD.” On the contrary, it’s not a charter invasion—it’s a charter rescue mission, and it’s a great opportunity for students. San Antonio ISD wants to partner with Democracy Prep Public Schools, a… Continue Reading