[Hall Monitor] Incumbent SAISD Board Members Go All-in on Union Questionnaire

Patti Radle on Election Day 2018, preparing to lead students to the polls

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On February 22 at 5 PM and 6 PM, the two San Antonio ISD board incumbents up for re-election, Patti Radle and Christina… Continue Reading

San Antonio Art Museum Reciprocal Membership Benefits

San Antonio Art Museum Reciprocal Membership Benefits | San Antonio Charter Moms

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

[Hall Monitor] Union Questionnaire for Board Candidates Spotlights Specific Tensions in SAISD

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Just the other day I asked a member of the San Antonio Alliance, the San Antonio ISD teachers and support staff union, whether… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School–Part Eight

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School–Part Eight | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. February 19 was a dramatic day in San Antonio ISD. Offers went out. Parents groaned and cheered. A “now what” for families waitlisted… Continue Reading

Black History Month: A Texas Family Visits the DuSable Museum of African American History

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February is Black History Month, and we are thinking back to our visit last October to the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. My kids picked out these mementos from the gift store: soapstone hearts carved with the… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Seven–My Very Favorite School

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Seven–My Very Favorite School | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. So, there’s a dark horse contender in our school search. It’s only a dark horse because it’s outside of our school district, and… Continue Reading

Parents are Part of the Teacher Hiring Process at Compass Rose Academy

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Compass Rose Academy invited me to observe a critical part of their hiring process, when prospective teachers do demo lessons with real students and sit down to talk with families. Hiring the right teachers is essential for the continuing success of… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Six–What’s Going to Happen at Hawthorne? And Why?

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Six–What's Going to Happen at Hawthorne? And Why? | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Applications are in for our three choice schools. It was super easy. Everyone should do it. While we applied, we were automatically registered… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Five–What’s in a Neighborhood?

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Five–What’s in a Neighborhood? | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. When applying for SAISD’s choice programs, parents may choose three programs per child. While we started out with the ambitious goal of visiting… Continue Reading