[Hall Monitor] Stewart Welcomes Democracy Prep to the Neighborhood with Lots of Questions

[Hall Monitor] Stewart Welcomes Democracy Prep to the Neighborhood with Lots of Questions | 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 a new charter school operator comes to town, it’s common practice to host an informational event. Interested parents, charter advocates, and plenty… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] With Democracy Prep, SAISD Is Making New Friends. Can It Keep the Old?

[Hall Monitor] With Democracy Prep, SAISD Is Making New Friends. Can It Keep the Old? | San Antonio Charter Moms | San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel President Shelly Potter, speaks at a school board meeting on behalf of teachers at Stewart Elementary while teachers, parents and members of the Alliance wait for their turn to speak, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Photo by Alma Hernandez for Folo Media.

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On Monday night, March 19, the board of San Antonio ISD passionately discussed—and ultimately voted to approve—a charter application and management agreement between… Continue Reading

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

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

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

SAISD superintendent finalist Isquierdo has baggage

Earlier this week, the San Antonio ISD board presented Dr. Manuel L. Isquierdo as their pick for superintendent. See earlier post. Now we learn that Isquierdo owes money to the IRS and has racked up an assortment of traffic violations in Tucson. “SAISD superintendent finalist owed… 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