[Hall Monitor] “The children still cannot read”: How I Became Convinced That Curriculum Is an Equity Issue

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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 the 2019 Education Writers Association National Conference, Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County said that taking down Confederate… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] What We Talk About When We Talk About Safety and Discipline

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. When I first started reporting on school discipline, I thought there was near consensus on the need to move toward restorative practices.… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Like Any Smart Person With a Messy Closet, SAISD Is Getting Help From Organizers

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. San Antonio ISD may have just found the cure to what ails it. The district announced a partnership with SA Rise to… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] On Mobile Apps and Equity

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. A couple of weeks ago, Inga Cotton, aka San Antonio Charter Moms, launched a new app. It’s a school choice tool, listing… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Meet Doug Dawson, the Guy You Should Have Already Met

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Doug Dawson does not sound, look, or act like the kind of guy who might wake up to find himself at the… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Three Teachers Who Made Me Say “Wow” This Year

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Spring is the time of year when we honor teachers. They have dedicated another year to loving, teacher, and challenging our kids, and… Continue Reading

[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

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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] Incumbent SAISD Board Members Go All-in on Union Questionnaire

Patti Radle on Election Day 2018, preparing to lead students to the polls

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On February 22 at 5 PM and 6 PM, the two San Antonio ISD board incumbents up for re-election, Patti Radle and Christina… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Union Questionnaire for Board Candidates Spotlights Specific Tensions in SAISD

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Just the other day I asked a member of the San Antonio Alliance, the San Antonio ISD teachers and support staff union, whether… Continue Reading