Superintendent Sylvester Perez now has a permanent position at SAISD

A few weeks ago, the board of trustees of San Antonio ISD voted to name interim superintendent Sylvester Perez as the lone finalist (earlier post); last night, the board voted unanimously to give Perez a permanent contract. “Perez given permanent position leading SAISD”, Maria… Continue Reading

SAISD offers the job to interim superintendent Sylvester Perez

After a high-profile search for an outside candidate (e.g., earlier post), San Antonio ISD has offered a permanent job to interim superintendent Sylvester Perez. Coverage: “SAISD board taps interim superintendent Perez”, Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, May 20, 2013 (paywall); “SAISD board… Continue Reading

Dr. Manuel Isquierdo sole finalist for SAISD superintendent

The San Antonio ISD board of trustees voted last night to name Dr. Manuel L. Isquierdo (current superintendent of Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona) as the sole finalist for the position of superintendent. “Trustees pick new boss for SAISD”, Abe… Continue Reading

Guest post at Rivard Report

When a mother needs something for her child, no one should ever say, “Just wait.” Likewise, no one should judge a mother too harshly for the things she does for her children. “Wave of New Charter Schools Enhance Inner City… 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

Leadership changes at public school districts in the San Antonio area

A well-researched article in Sunday’s paper discusses the changes in the top job at six local public school districts since last summer. “Superintendent changes sweep local districts”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, July 21, 2012. Some transitions were smooth and well-planned… Continue Reading

Rumors about the short list for a new Texas Education Commissioner

Republican blogger Sonja Harris is calling on her readers to contact Governor Rick Perry to show support for Charlie Garza as the new Texas Education Commissioner. SBOE Member Charlie Garza Needs Our Help!, Sonja Harris, Texas GOP Vote blog, June… Continue Reading

Changes in education leadership, local and state

Many changes are afoot in public education — locally and at the state level — and we should all be worried. The future of Texas depends on an educated workforce and the quality of that education is dependent on those steering… Continue Reading