[Hall Monitor] In Becoming a “System of Great Schools,” SAISD Is Fighting for Its Life

Hall Monitor SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez at a school board meeting Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, where a vote was taken to move forward with a partnership with Democracy Prep Public School to takeover Stewart Elementary starting in the fall.

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. In a recent candidate forum with the advocacy group TX Charter Revolution, Matt Beebe, who hopes to take the seat vacated by retiring… Continue Reading

SAISD’s Big Picture: Superintendent Pedro Martinez and the System of Great Schools Model

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In 2011, my family moved out of San Antonio ISD in search of the right schools for our children; this 2012 post at the Rivard Report captured our situation at the time. In 2018, the landscape is different. Families now… Continue Reading

Charter Schools and Education Nonprofits Participating in the Big Give San Antonio 2018

Big Give San Antonio 2018 | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Big Give San Antonio is an annual event to raise public awareness of the value of supporting local nonprofits. It also stimulates nonprofit organizations to hold events and find other creative ways to reach and mobilize their stakeholders. This… Continue Reading

South Side School Choice Fair at Compass Rose Academy

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How do families learn more about school options? One way is to visit a school fair. On March 3, 2018, Families Empowered staged a South Side School Choice Fair on the campus of Compass Rose Academy at Brooks. In case… Continue Reading

Representing Our Charter School at the San Antonio MLK March

Representing Our Charter School at the San Antonio MLK March | San Antonio Charter Moms

  My family and I, plus four other families from Great Hearts Monte Vista, participated in the City of San Antonio’s Martin Luther King, Jr. March on January 15, 2018. It was a meaningful experience to go as a group… Continue Reading

21st Century Education System: A Discussion in San Antonio with David Osborne on Reinventing America’s Schools

Reinventing America's Schools: A Conversation with David Osborne | San Antonio Charter Moms

Many of my recent posts have been profiles of new schools opening in San Antonio, and those stories are exciting to share. But thoughtful readers ask me, and I wonder for myself, where is this going? What does the growth… Continue Reading

IDEA Public Schools luncheon honoring David Robinson, board member and Carver Academy founder

I want to give you a sense of how it felt to be at the IDEA Public Schools 2015 luncheon honoring David Robinson, IDEA board member and Carver Academy founder, on May 11, 2015 at the Pearl Stable. Why did… Continue Reading

Marisa B. Perez sworn in for her second term on the Texas State Board of Education

On January 23, 2015, on the campus of IDEA Monterrey Park, County Judge Nelson Wolff administered the oath of office to Marisa B. Perez as she began her second term representing District 3 on the State Board of Education.

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

San Antonio Charter School Parents Band Together for Transportation Solutions

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UPDATE: The parent-organized bus at Great Hearts Monte Vista will run in the morning AND the afternoon. Charter schools can choose whether or not to offer transportation; see “Charter School Finance” at the Texas Education Agency. KIPP San Antonio does offer bus transportation… Continue Reading