[Hall Monitor] SAISD Approves New Generation of Autonomous Schools

Chief Innovation Officer Mohammed Choudhury speaking to the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees about nonprofit partnerships on March 25, 2019

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. At the March 25 meeting, the San Antonio ISD board of trustees unanimously approved management agreements for 18 district schools, and new in-district… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] It’s Here! Everybody Has a Take on the TX House’s School Finance Bill

Texas State Capitol rotunda | 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’s here! It’s here! No, not the phone book. The Texas House’s bill, “The Texas Plan” to overhaul the State’s love-to-hate school finance… Continue Reading

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

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School–Part Eight | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. February 19 was a dramatic day in San Antonio ISD. Offers went out. Parents groaned and cheered. A “now what” for families waitlisted… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Five–What’s in a Neighborhood?

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Five–What’s in a Neighborhood? | 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 applying for SAISD’s choice programs, parents may choose three programs per child. While we started out with the ambitious goal of visiting… 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

KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy Thanks Harvey Najim for a $1 Million Gift

Harvey Najim at KIPP Esperanza | San Antonio Charter Moms

KIPP Texas Public Charter Schools has a mission to help students in educationally underserved communities—neighborhoods with low-performing traditional public schools. However, their growth depends on the generosity of donors. Recently, KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy in San Antonio held a celebration to… Continue Reading

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

Bonham Academy dual language | San Antonio Charter Moms

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

Finding the Right Schools in San Antonio for Your Children – MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition

Finding the Right School for Your Child - MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Talking to parents about schools is one of my favorite things ever. Last week, the MOMS Club of San Antonio—NE hosted me at their monthly meeting at Windcrest United Methodist Church for a presentation about finding the right schools for… Continue Reading

Spanish Grove Academy: Dual Language Preschool in North Central San Antonio

Spanish Grove Academy dual-language preschool in north central San Antonio | San Antonio Charter Moms

Spanish Grove Academy recently invited me to take a tour of their dual language preschool and after-school care in north central San Antonio. It’s a well-rounded early childhood education program and worth a look for families who value instruction in… Continue Reading