[Hall Monitor] “Who Is Coming With Us?” SAISD Rallies Supporters Amid Controversial Changes

SAISD rallies supporters for a System of Great Schools | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. At Monday night’s SAISD board meeting, community member Eddie Bravenec, husband of San Antonio Alliance (the union) lead organizer Katy Bravenec, told superintendent… Continue Reading

[Gallery] Inflatable Wonderland – new location at Wonderland of the Americas Mall

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Inflatable Wonderland, a kid favorite at Rolling Oaks Mall, has opened a second location at Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201 (map). Would you like to win a set of… Continue Reading

Diplomás one-year meeting at Café College: progress towards Latino college completion goals

Last year, this earlier post discussed the launch of Diplomás, a project to raise college completion rates by Latinos, funded in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. One year later, the participants met at Café College to discuss goals and evaluate… Continue Reading

KIPP Aspire students perform math chant at Mayor Julian Castro’s 2013 State of the City

Watch 5th grade students from KIPP Aspire Academy perform a math chant to help introduce Mayor Julian Castro before his annual State of the City address. “Webcast: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro’s 2013 State of the City Address”, NOWCAST San Antonio,… Continue Reading

“Bring it on” says SAISD supt to charter schools

At a Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce meeting last month, four area superintendents talked about education budget cuts, standardized testing, and school choice. Sylvester Perez, interim superintendent of SAISD, which has seen increasing competition for students by charter schools,… Continue Reading

Diplomás Project: raising Latino college completion rates

The San Antonio Education Partnership recently announced the launch of the Diplomás Project, with the goal of raising college completion rates among Latinos by 9 percent by mid-2015. “Latino Student Success Effort in San Antonio – The Key to our… Continue Reading

Following up on Pre-K 4 SA town hall

As mentioned earlier, Texas Public Radio hosted a public town hall meeting last week about Mayor Julian Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA proposal. Even if you weren’t there, you can watch the video at NOWCastSA or download the audio from last night’s “Newsmaker Hour” on KSTX. At… Continue Reading

Texas Public Radio’s Pre-K 4 SA town hall meeting

As mentioned earlier, Mayor Julian Castro is promoting his early childhood education initiative, Pre-K 4 SA, in advance of a November 6 vote on a 1/8-cent sales tax increase to pay for full-day preschool, primarily for disadvantaged four-year-olds. Texas Public… Continue Reading