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

School board election results 2013: San Antonio ISD adds Lecholop and Valdez

The May 11 school board elections added two new faces to the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees. District 1: Steve Lecholop (campaign website) replaces trustee Rubén Cuero, who did not seek re-election. District 3: Incumbent Debra Guerrero (Facebook) will return.… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: Express-News endorsements in San Antonio ISD

Very timely advice today, on the last day of early voting: Voters eligible to vote in these low-profile but high-stakes school board races need to take the time to cast a ballot. This is important. The decisions made by school… Continue Reading

Fallout from SAISD superintendent finalist’s withdrawal

Last week, Dr. Manuel Isquierdo (current superintendent of Sunnyside USD in Tucson, Arizona) withdrew his name from consideration for the job of San Antonio ISD superintendent after public discussion of his record of personal financial and legal problems; see earlier post.… Continue Reading

Reactions to SAISD superintendent finalist Isquierdo

UPDATE: Isquierdo withdrew his name from consideration this afternoon; interim Superintendent Sylvester Perez will remain through the 2013-14 school year. “Isquierdo withdraws candidacy for SAISD superintendent”, Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, April 12, 2013; “Letter from Board President regarding… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: San Antonio ISD

Four seats on the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; two incumbents have drawn opponents, but only one race (District 4) is truly contested. District 1: Steve Lecholop (campaign website) is running unopposed; trustee… Continue Reading

What does IDEA mean for SAISD on the East Side?

IDEA Public Schools, a charter school system from the Rio Grande Valley, opened IDEA Carver Academy within SAISD boundaries this year and plans to launch 19 more schools by 2017. “With IDEA coming to San Antonio, there’s a possibility that… Continue Reading