Our Back to School Story: Elementary School and Middle School at Great Hearts Academies

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What’s on my mind is our back to school story for 2018. My daughter, G.N., is starting third grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista South, and my son, F.T., is starting sixth grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista North. Some… Continue Reading

Back to School with Keep Learning, San Antonio

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As parents and community members in San Antonio, we need to talk about what we want our public education system to be. Perhaps you have seen ads on TV or online for the Keep Learning, San Antonio campaign and are wondering… Continue Reading

“Recaptured & Redirected”: A Panel Discussion on Public School Finance

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State and local governments collect taxes and allocate money for public education—but is enough money being spent on public schools, and what is the impact of public charter schools? A panel of experts discussed these issues on Monday, August 6,… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] In Becoming a “System of Great Schools,” SAISD Is Fighting for Its Life

Hall Monitor SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez at a school board meeting Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, where a vote was taken to move forward with a partnership with Democracy Prep Public School to takeover Stewart Elementary starting in the fall.

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. In a recent candidate forum with the advocacy group TX Charter Revolution, Matt Beebe, who hopes to take the seat vacated by retiring… Continue Reading

Finding the Right Schools in San Antonio for Your Children – MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition

Finding the Right School for Your Child - MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Talking to parents about schools is one of my favorite things ever. Last week, the MOMS Club of San Antonio—NE hosted me at their monthly meeting at Windcrest United Methodist Church for a presentation about finding the right schools for… Continue Reading

La Academia de Doble Inmersión LEEP Dual Language Academies se Prepara Para Apertura en Otoño de 2018

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Artículo previo en inglés—earlier post in English. Mil gracias a la traductora Rocío Guenther. LEEP Dual Language Academies, una nueva escuela chárter, se está preparando para abrir en agosto de 2018 en el lado oeste de San Antonio. En una sesión… Continue Reading

LEEP Dual Language Academies Prepares for Fall 2018 Opening

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Lea en español aqui. LEEP Dual Language Academies, a new charter school, is preparing to open in August 2018 on the west side of San Antonio. At an information session on March 13 at Guerra Library, school leaders discussed the LEEP educational… Continue Reading

Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate – Founders Schertz Edition

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

This morning, the Hoplite Council at Founders Classical Academy of Schertz hosted me for a session of Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate. They asked such great questions and we had a really lively discussion. This blog post gathers… Continue Reading

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo | San Antonio Charter Moms

When you’re making policy about public education, does it matter whether you send your own kids to public schools or private schools? I’d sure like to know, but I also want to look at voting records and other data about… Continue Reading

The Academy of Stone Oak: Community Meeting on the Charter Application

The Academy of Stone Oak: Community Meeting on the Charter Application | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Academy of Stone Oak is a proposed public charter school that, once approved, will open on the far north side of San Antonio in August 2019. The charter school promises to continue the rigorous, well-rounded education offered by the elementary… Continue Reading