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

Parents for Pedro: Why Parents in San Antonio ISD Should Support Superintendent Pedro Martinez

Twain Dual Language Academy students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the San Antonio ISD State of the District address | San Antonio Charter Moms

The headlines coming out of San Antonio ISD lately have been alarming: “Teacher Layoffs,” “Making Cuts to Teaching Staff,” and more. Superintendent Pedro Martinez is facing strong criticism. But I want to assure families and people who care about the long-term success… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texans Can Academies at Highlands High School: Another Charter Operator to Set Up Shop in San Antonio ISD

[Hall Monitor] Texans Can Academies at Highlands High School: Another Charter Operator to Set Up Shop in San Antonio ISD | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. San Antonio ISD is taking aim at its largest producer of high school dropouts: Highlands High School. With a dropout rate of 12–16… Continue Reading

Uncontested Elections for School Boards in Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD

Uncontested Elections for School Boards in Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD | San Antonio Charter Moms

Children lose when school board elections are uncontested because it takes away an opportunity for public discussion about what the districts need to do to improve. But election day—May 5, 2018—will come and go with no school board elections in… 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

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Voters to Choose Among Inmon, Azzoz, and Huff for School Board

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Voters to Choose Among Inmon, Azzoz, and Huff in 2017 School Board Election | San Antonio Charter Moms

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD (SCUC) is the only independent school district in the San Antonio area with a contested school board election on November 7, 2017. The SCUC election is an opportunity to gain insight into local voters feel about education issues,… Continue Reading

Guide to School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2017-2018 Edition

Guide to School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2017-2018 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

  Families and community members can work to improve the quality of education by interacting with school boards, whether by participating in meeting or voting in elections. Here are some links to help you with your research into school boards in… Continue Reading

School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2016-2017 Edition

School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2016-17 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Need to keep track of what’s happening at school boards in the San Antonio area? Here are some links to help you with your research. Alamo Heights ISD School board home Board members Meeting schedule: usually on third Thursdays at 7:00… Continue Reading

Civic engagement: Getting re-connected with state and local politics

There’s an election going on now in San Antonio. Yes, really! Early voting happened last week, and election day is tomorrow, January 6, 2015. Voter turnout is likely to be in the single digits. Sigh. Elections matter. What will it… Continue Reading

[Interview] Johnathon Cruz, candidate for Southwest ISD school board

Newcomer Johnathon Cruz is running for the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees. As mentioned in this earlier post, two at-large seats on the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 20, 2014 ballot, and current members Mike C. Frazier and Yolanda Garza-Lopez are running for reelection. The… Continue Reading