[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

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

[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

[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

[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

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Four–Waitlists

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Four: Waitlists | 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 far in our school-choosing adventure, we knew that one application for each child would go to Steele Montessori. SAISD allows three choice… 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] “Who Is Coming With Us?” SAISD Rallies Supporters Amid Controversial Changes

SAISD rallies supporters for a System of Great 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. At Monday night’s SAISD board meeting, community member Eddie Bravenec, husband of San Antonio Alliance (the union) lead organizer Katy Bravenec, told superintendent… 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