[Hall Monitor] Great Idea: Where to Find a Substitute Teacher in Rural Nebraska

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. While conducting research for my recent Edutopia story, “Modernizing the Search for Substitute Teachers,” I came across a fantastic program in rural Nebraska.… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Educate 210 Aims to Give Teachers VIP Access to San Antonio

Hall Monitor - Educate 210 teachers at a mixer at the Pearl | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. It’s not uncommon to see yoga groups on the Hays Street Bridge, but there will be something extra special about one on August… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Like Master Teachers, SAISD’s New Network Principals Can Advance in the Jobs They Love

Hall Monitor: Lamar Elementary Principal Brian Sparks having lunch with students | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Promotions have long been one of the most unfortunate aspects of the education profession. If a talented teacher wants to advance beyond a… Continue Reading

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

[Hall Monitor] Meet Relay Lab Schools, SAISD’s Third Partner Under SB 1882

Relay principal fellow Jackie Navar leads community meeting after breakfast at Ogden Elementary | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Every one of Ogden Elementary‘s 650 students has free breakfast at school. The littlest kids eat in their class, the primary grades (K–2)… 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] Texas School Finance Commission: You Get the Teacher You Pay For

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission: You Get the Teacher You Pay For | 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 Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath was Dallas ISD Trustee Mike Morath, he championed a performance-based teacher salary system. Three years in, student… Continue Reading

IDEA refines its plans for how to spend Race to the Top money

Last fall, as mentioned in this earlier post, IDEA Public Schools started making plans about how to spend their Race to the Top grant money. They recently shared more details: Among the pilot programs, new adaptive reading software for elementary schools that adjusts to a student’s reading… Continue Reading