[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: All That for Nothing?

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Everything you thought you knew about school finance is about to change. And by “you” I mean most Texans, who know very little… Continue Reading

[Texas Public Radio] Worth Repeating: Inga Wanted More For Her Son

"Inga Wanted More for Her Son" -- Inga Cotton telling her story at Worth Repeating on Texas Public Radio (photo: Roberto Martinez) | San Antonio Charter Moms

My son’s autism diagnosis has been one of the defining experiences of my life. On October 2, 2018, I shared that story at the “Suckerpunch” episode of Worth Repeating, a recurring storytelling event organized by Texas Public Radio at Brick at… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] SAISD Is About to Find Out What It Looks Like When Educators Design Their Own Schools

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. It’s not uncommon for educators to feel like they are too boxed-in by layers of standardization to be able to meet the needs… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Educate 210 Aims to Give Teachers VIP Access to San Antonio

Hall Monitor - Educate 210 teachers at a mixer at the Pearl | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. It’s not uncommon to see yoga groups on the Hays Street Bridge, but there will be something extra special about one on August… Continue Reading

The Gathering Place Presents the Great Food Truck Summer Camp Showcase

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This post was originally published as “Food Truck Summer Camp Inspires Young Chefs-to-Be” in the Texas Harvest 2018 edition of Edible San Antonio magazine. Eating tacos and watching commercials on a sultry San Antonio summer afternoon in August turned out… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] South San Methodically Pulling Levers to Win Back Students and Improve Schools

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. South San Antonio ISD is working harder than ever to remake their district. For as much energy and ink as its board controversy… Continue Reading

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Welcomes the First Gamma Sigma Girls at IDEA Eastside

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Gamma Sigma Girls Investiture at IDEA Eastside College Prep | San Antonio Charter Moms

October 11 is recognized as International Day of the Girl, and the Girls Scouts of Southwest Texas is using this occasion to highlight programs that improve the wellbeing of girls, including the launch of Gamma Sigma Girls at a local public… Continue Reading

KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy Thanks Harvey Najim for a $1 Million Gift

Harvey Najim at KIPP Esperanza | San Antonio Charter Moms

KIPP Texas Public Charter Schools has a mission to help students in educationally underserved communities—neighborhoods with low-performing traditional public schools. However, their growth depends on the generosity of donors. Recently, KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy in San Antonio held a celebration to… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Diego Bernal Preps for 2019 With “What They Said 2.0”

Hall Monitor - Rep. Diego Bernal talking about what he learned at schools he visited | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Schools are notoriously appealing places to showcase a political agenda. People freak out about both kids and misspent taxes, so politicians often pick… Continue Reading

Appreciating the Blue Hole, the Source of the San Antonio River

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The Blue Hole is a modest place, but it’s still a must-see for people who love San Antonio. Along with other springs in the Headwaters area, the Blue Hole is traditionally considered the source of the San Antonio River, so… Continue Reading