[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

Our Back to School Story: Elementary School and Middle School at Great Hearts Academies

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What’s on my mind is our back to school story for 2018. My daughter, G.N., is starting third grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista South, and my son, F.T., is starting sixth grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista North. Some… Continue Reading

Back to School with Keep Learning, San Antonio

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As parents and community members in San Antonio, we need to talk about what we want our public education system to be. Perhaps you have seen ads on TV or online for the Keep Learning, San Antonio campaign and are wondering… Continue Reading

SAISD’s Big Picture: Superintendent Pedro Martinez and the System of Great Schools Model

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In 2011, my family moved out of San Antonio ISD in search of the right schools for our children; this 2012 post at the Rivard Report captured our situation at the time. In 2018, the landscape is different. Families now… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: The Big Squeeze

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: The Big Squeeze | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. I have to be honest. I didn’t understand much of what was said at the April 5 Texas Commission on Public School Finance… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio Primary Offers Rigorous Education to Elementary School Students

BASIS San Antonio Primary Offers Rigorous Education to Elementary School Students | San Antonio Charter Moms

BASIS San Antonio Primary is a public charter school offering high quality, rigorous education for grades K–5 at two campuses, BASIS North Central and BASIS Medical Center. The best chance for parents to enroll their children for the 2018-19 school… Continue Reading

21st Century Education System: A Discussion in San Antonio with David Osborne on Reinventing America’s Schools

Reinventing America's Schools: A Conversation with David Osborne | San Antonio Charter Moms

Many of my recent posts have been profiles of new schools opening in San Antonio, and those stories are exciting to share. But thoughtful readers ask me, and I wonder for myself, where is this going? What does the growth… Continue Reading

AP For All: IDEA Public Schools in San Antonio Gives All Students Access to Advanced Placement Courses

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Advanced Placement (AP) classes should be available to all students, not just the ones with the privilege or preparation to jump through the right hoops. At IDEA Public Schools, a public charter school network that serves a predominantly Hispanic and economically… Continue Reading

Amanda Ripley talks about "The Smartest Kids in the World" with supporters of the DoSeum

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Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, took the stage at the Tobin Center on September 10 to speak with supporters of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, at the annual… Continue Reading

Notes from the Singapore Math parent workshop at Great Hearts Monte Vista

Singapore Math: Notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista parent workshop | San Antonio Charter Moms

F.T. is learning Singapore Math in his second grade class at Great Hearts Monte Vista. The school recently hosted a workshop for parents of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders so we could learn more about the curriculum and find ways to… Continue Reading