Guide to School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: May 2019 Edition

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Families and community members can work to improve the quality of education by interacting with school boards, whether by participating in meetings or voting in elections. Here are some links to help you with your research into school boards for… Continue Reading

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

San Antonio Children’s Museum and Science Center Reciprocal Membership Benefits

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If you are a member of a science-loving family living in San Antonio, then you probably have memberships to several local science centers and children’s museums. In addition to the familiar membership benefits like free admission and access to members-only… 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

San Antonio History Museum Reciprocal Membership Benefits

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If you are a member of a history-loving family living in San Antonio, then you probably have memberships to several local history museums and attractions. In addition to the familiar membership benefits like free admission and access to members-only events,… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] SAISD Approves New Generation of Autonomous Schools

Chief Innovation Officer Mohammed Choudhury speaking to the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees about nonprofit partnerships on March 25, 2019

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. At the March 25 meeting, the San Antonio ISD board of trustees unanimously approved management agreements for 18 district schools, and new in-district… 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