[Texas Public Radio] Worth Repeating: Inga Wanted More For Her Son

"Inga Wanted More for Her Son" -- Inga Cotton telling her story at Worth Repeating on Texas Public Radio (photo: Roberto Martinez) | San Antonio Charter Moms

My son’s autism diagnosis has been one of the defining experiences of my life. On October 2, 2018, I shared that story at the “Suckerpunch” episode of Worth Repeating, a recurring storytelling event organized by Texas Public Radio at Brick at… Continue Reading

Appreciating the Blue Hole, the Source of the San Antonio River

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The Blue Hole is a modest place, but it’s still a must-see for people who love San Antonio. Along with other springs in the Headwaters area, the Blue Hole is traditionally considered the source of the San Antonio River, so… Continue Reading

Thoughts From an Education Reform Advocate on Attending a Screening of “Backpack Full of Cash” at the NAACP Convention in San Antonio

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I’m an education reform advocate who recently attended a screening of Backpack Full of Cash at the NAACP Convention. The documentary didn’t change my mind about supporting parent choice, especially high quality public charter schools. Nevertheless, I’m glad I went… 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

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

Rethinking Cultural Competence at Great Hearts Monte Vista

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The Great Hearts Monte Vista community is in the process of rethinking cultural competence and racial sensitivity. The triggering event was a homework assignment about slavery in an 8th grade United States history class. The student’s father, justifiably outraged, shared… Continue Reading

Autism Community Network San Antonio Network Helps Families Access Diagnosis and Resources

Autism Community Network Helps Families Access Diagnosis and Resources | San Antonio Charter Moms

Autism Community Network (ACN) helps families get a diagnosis of whether or not their children are on the autism spectrum, and provides access to resources like classes and referrals to help their children reach their full potential. I recently toured their… Continue Reading

F.T. and friends review "Swan Lake" with Ballet San Antonio and San Antonio Symphony

On Sunday afternoon, I went to Ballet San Antonio‘s Swan Lake with my son, F.T., age 8, and daughter, G.N., age 5. We received our tickets for free and were able to give away a set of tickets over social… Continue Reading

[Giveaway] Family pack of tickets to DISCOVER Till Eulenspiegel with the San Antonio Symphony

  UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. My kids and I have been listening to “Mama’s songs” in the van again. I’ve been playing a CD of tone poems by Richard Strauss, including Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche. We are looking… Continue Reading