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

School finance litigation: district judge denies charter school claims

As mentioned earlier, last year the Texas Charter Schools Association joined the school finance litigation, challenging the lack of facilities funding for charter schools, and asking the court to lift the cap on the number of charter schools. The trial ended… Continue Reading

“Bring it on” says SAISD supt to charter schools

At a Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce meeting last month, four area superintendents talked about education budget cuts, standardized testing, and school choice. Sylvester Perez, interim superintendent of SAISD, which has seen increasing competition for students by charter schools,… 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

New Education Commissioner Williams asks for waiver from “No Child Left Behind”

Newly-appointed Education Commissioner Michael Williams is seeking a waiver from “No Child Left Behind.” “Texas to seek relief from No Child provisions”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, September 7, 2012; “In Surprise Move, Texas to Apply for NCLB Waiver”, Michele McNeil,… Continue Reading

Leadership changes at public school districts in the San Antonio area

A well-researched article in Sunday’s paper discusses the changes in the top job at six local public school districts since last summer. “Superintendent changes sweep local districts”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, July 21, 2012. Some transitions were smooth and well-planned… Continue Reading