Mom says “I love high stakes testing”

Washington Post columnist Esther J. Cepeda recently went to parent-teacher conferences  and brought home the standardized testing results. I laid the papers out on the kitchen table: Lengthy, detailed progress reports showing the grade and weight of each quiz and… 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