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

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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

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

Landa Library Reopens After 2017 Renovations

Landa Library Reopens After 2017 Renovations | San Antonio Charter Moms

Landa Library has reopened after being closed from June to September 2017 for renovations. The former historic home looks better than ever, and has a few changes inside to make it more welcoming and efficient for library patrons. A ceremony… Continue Reading

Pre-K 4 SA South Education Center Is a Model of High Quality Early Childhood Education

Pre-K 4 SA South Education Center Is a Model of High Quality Early Childhood Education | San Antonio Charter Moms

Pre-K 4 SA‘s South Education Center is a model of high quality early childhood education, but its impact goes far beyond the 500 students served at the center. I recently toured the campus to meet the leaders and learn more… Continue Reading

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

The DoSeum Outside the Lunchbox luncheon at the Tobin Center | San Antonio Charter Moms

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

Corazones Maravillosos: Great Hearts Monte Vista sesión de puertas abiertas

Great Hearts Monte Vista sesion de puertas abiertas | San Antonio Charter Moms

  Artículo previo en inglés—earlier post in English. Mil gracias a la traductora Laura Gruber de Lactancia-Latina.com. Great Hearts Monte Vista, el primer campus de Great Hearts Texas, tuvo una sesión de puertas abiertas el 27 de marzo, 2014. Esta sesión fue… Continue Reading

Building a school community: notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house

Notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house | San Antonio Charter Moms

Lea en español aqui. Great Hearts Monte Vista, the first campus of Great Hearts Texas, held an open house on March 27, 2014. The open house was an important step in the process of building a community around the new school. 

Celebrating reading at the 2014 San Antonio Book Festival

On Saturday, my kids and I had a great time at the San Antonio Book Festival at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. For our family, the highlight of festival was during the presentation by Joe Cepeda, a children’s book illustrator, when my… Continue Reading