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

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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

Representing Our Charter School at the San Antonio MLK March

Representing Our Charter School at the San Antonio MLK March | San Antonio Charter Moms

  My family and I, plus four other families from Great Hearts Monte Vista, participated in the City of San Antonio’s Martin Luther King, Jr. March on January 15, 2018. It was a meaningful experience to go as a group… Continue Reading

San Antonio Hosts a Community Conversation on the Long-Range Plan for Public Education

San Antonio Hosts a Community Conversation on the Long-Range Plan for Public Education | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Texas State Board of Education invited members of the San Antonio community to attend a Community Conversation on the Long-Range Plan for Texas Public Education. This event was one of a series of meetings in regions across Texas to… 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

CLOSED [Giveaway] Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony – December 18-20, 2015

Update: This giveaway is now closed. We’ve been looking forward to this for months! It’s almost time for the San Antonio Symphony to present its annual Holiday Pops concerts at the Tobin Center. On Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19, 2015,… 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

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading