[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

Austin ISD trustees vote to end partnership with IDEA Public Schools

Last night, the Austin ISD board of trustees voted 5-4 to end its contract with IDEA Public Schools, which has been operating IDEA Allan as an in-district charter for several months. “Austin school trustees vote to end IDEA charter partnership”, Melissa B. Taboada,… Continue Reading

Texas Public Radio’s Pre-K 4 SA town hall meeting

As mentioned earlier, Mayor Julian Castro is promoting his early childhood education initiative, Pre-K 4 SA, in advance of a November 6 vote on a 1/8-cent sales tax increase to pay for full-day preschool, primarily for disadvantaged four-year-olds. Texas Public… Continue Reading

Single-sex schools coming to Austin?

“There was a time when reading wasn’t just for fags. And neither was writing.” — Idiocracy (2006) Evidence of learning differences between boys and girls has sparked a movement for single-sex schools: for example, the National Association for Single Sex Public Education. For… Continue Reading