Threat of TEA Takeover Spurs Newcomers, Former Board Members to Run for Harlandale ISD School Board

Threat of TEA Takeover Spurs Newcomers, Former Board Members to Run for Harlandale ISD School Board | San Antonio Charter Moms

South San Antonio ISD’s checkered past of board mismanagement serves as a cautionary tale to candidates vying for three spots on the school board for the Harlandale Independent School District. Up until January 2018, South San ISD operated for nearly… Continue Reading

SAISD Trustee Elections: Stay the Course or Put on the Brakes?

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With a crowded field for three trustee seats, the San Antonio ISD school board elections on May 4 are poised to be a referendum on recent efforts to turn around the struggling district—either to stay the course with non-traditional strategies… Continue Reading

Launching the San Antonio Charter Schools App

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On the occasion of our seven-year blogversary—wow!—the San Antonio Charter Moms team is taking a moment to look how far we have come and to celebrate the launch of our free school finder app, San Antonio Charter Schools, that helps… Continue Reading

Como Ser un Padre Que Aboga a Favor de las Escuelas Chárter

Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate - Founders Schertz Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Artículo previo en inglés—earlier post in English. Mil gracias a la traductora Rocío Guenther. Una mañana, miembros del Consejo Hoplita del Founders Classical Academy de Schertz me recibieron para una sesión de Chárters 101: Ser un Padre Que Aboga a Favor de las… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] It’s Here! Everybody Has a Take on the TX House’s School Finance Bill

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. It’s here! It’s here! No, not the phone book. The Texas House’s bill, “The Texas Plan” to overhaul the State’s love-to-hate school finance… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: All That for Nothing?

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Everything you thought you knew about school finance is about to change. And by “you” I mean most Texans, who know very little… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] South San Methodically Pulling Levers to Win Back Students and Improve Schools

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. South San Antonio ISD is working harder than ever to remake their district. For as much energy and ink as its board controversy… Continue Reading

KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy Thanks Harvey Najim for a $1 Million Gift

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KIPP Texas Public Charter Schools has a mission to help students in educationally underserved communities—neighborhoods with low-performing traditional public schools. However, their growth depends on the generosity of donors. Recently, KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy in San Antonio held a celebration to… 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

Ribbon Cutting Celebration at BASIS San Antonio Shavano

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BASIS San Antonio Shavano Campus welcomed students to a new building on September 4, 2018, and recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate. The families, students, faculty, staff, administration, supporters, and community leaders who gathered at BASIS Shavano were… Continue Reading