[Hall Monitor] Adventures in Literacy: Why Your Kid’s Teacher Needs Professional Development

Teachers need professional development to teach literacy

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. I’m about 30 years late to the phonics wars, but apparently there’s still plenty to discuss. In my last post on literacy… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Meet The Gathering Place, One of San Antonio’s Newest and Busiest Charter Schools

[Hall Monitor] Meet The Gathering Place, One of San Antonio's Newest and Busiest Charter Schools | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. One of San Antonio’s newest charter schools will hit the ground running this fall with a professional development opportunity in partnership with… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] “The children still cannot read”: How I Became Convinced That Curriculum Is an Equity Issue

sonidos iniciales - photo by Robin Jerstad for Folo Media

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. At the 2019 Education Writers Association National Conference, Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County said that taking down Confederate… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] What We Talk About When We Talk About Safety and Discipline

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. When I first started reporting on school discipline, I thought there was near consensus on the need to move toward restorative practices.… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Like Any Smart Person With a Messy Closet, SAISD Is Getting Help From Organizers

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. San Antonio ISD may have just found the cure to what ails it. The district announced a partnership with SA Rise to… 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

[Hall Monitor] On Mobile Apps and Equity

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. A couple of weeks ago, Inga Cotton, aka San Antonio Charter Moms, launched a new app. It’s a school choice tool, listing… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Meet Doug Dawson, the Guy You Should Have Already Met

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Doug Dawson does not sound, look, or act like the kind of guy who might wake up to find himself at the… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Three Teachers Who Made Me Say “Wow” This Year

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Spring is the time of year when we honor teachers. They have dedicated another year to loving, teacher, and challenging our kids, and… Continue Reading