[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

NYT on SB2: Sen. Dan Patrick’s education reform bill

Senate Bill 2, the centerpiece of Mr. Patrick’s plans for the session, is the most ambitious attempt to expand the state’s charter school system since it was established in 1995. . . . Mr. Patrick’s proposal would eliminate a law… Continue Reading

Texans Deserve Great Schools calls for giving parents more high performing school options

This morning, I went to Austin to learn more about Texans Deserve Great Schools, an initiative to bring together lots of great ideas about education reform and put it all to work to make Texas schools better. The part I… Continue Reading

How parents in Washington DC navigate school choice: Charter School Expo, mobile app, and more

Last Saturday, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board held the DC Charter School Expo. For many moms and dads staring down aisle upon aisle of booths — each representing a different school with a different curriculum, a different teaching… Continue Reading

Empower families with knowledge to choose the right school

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Parents are highly motivated to find the right schools for their kids, but they need help to find reliable, useful information. The Houston Chronicle proclaims with pride that Houston is a leading city for school choice. But: The problem? Facing all… Continue Reading