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

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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

[Giveaway] G.N. and F.T. review Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin Center

UPDATE: Leave a comment by Sunday, December 28 to enter to win a pair of tickets to New Year’s Eve at the Tobin Center—more information below. Over the weekend, I went to Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Family pack of tickets to Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Classical music is an important part of my family’s holiday traditions. Over Thanksgiving weekend, my family and I went to see Ballet San Antonio‘s The Nutcracker with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin… Continue Reading

F.T. and G.N. review Ballet San Antonio’s "Nutcracker" with the San Antonio Symphony

This year, we continued our family tradition of going to Ballet San Antonio‘s The Nutcracker with the San Antonio Symphony. We thoroughly enjoyed last year’s performance at the Majestic Theatre (earlier post), but this year’s move to the Tobin Center has… Continue Reading