Get to Know More Schools at the Families Empowered San Antonio School Connection Fair

Families Empowered San Antonio School Connection Fair | San Antonio Charter Moms

Families Empowered is hosting a School Connection Fair in San Antonio on Saturday, November 10, 2018 as a way to help parents and caregivers find the right schools for their children. The fair will be at the Norris Conference Center, 618… Continue Reading

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

Hall Monitor - South San Antonio ISD | San Antonio Charter Moms

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

Finding the Right Schools in San Antonio for Your Children – MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition

Finding the Right School for Your Child - MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Talking to parents about schools is one of my favorite things ever. Last week, the MOMS Club of San Antonio—NE hosted me at their monthly meeting at Windcrest United Methodist Church for a presentation about finding the right schools for… Continue Reading

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

"Don’t dwell on it": Stressing about the lottery, and making backup plans

Stressing about the lottery | San Antonio Charter Moms

“I try not to dwell on it,” I said. “Yes, that’s probably for the best, don’t dwell on it.” That’s a conversation I had before the holidays, when I was visiting with a Great Hearts Texas staff member, and I… Continue Reading

Bexar County school district consolidation bill (HB2542) failed, but expect Rep. Roland Gutierrez to keep trying

UPDATE: SB2, the charter school bill, includes a provision for studying Bexar County school district consolidation. “Consolidation bill will force key debate”, San Antonio Express-News, June 15, 2013 (at mysanantonio.com). As mentioned earlier, state Rep. Roland Gutierrez (campaign site) filed a bill, HB… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: San Antonio ISD District 4

This earlier post has a summary of this year’s races for the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees. District 4, an area south of downtown, including Burbank High School (known for its Agricultural Science magnet program), has the most divided race. “Four vie… Continue Reading

Bexar County school district consolidation is worth studying

District 119 Representative Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) recently filed HB 2542, relating to a study of the effects of school district consolidation in Bexar County. “Bill calls for study of Bexar school district consolidation”, Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, March 6, 2013.… Continue Reading

Parent newsletter in Houston is a model of empowerment

Look what’s going on in Houston: Families Empowered has just published their December 2012 newsletter. The newsletter includes a summary of application deadlines for schools of choice, including Houston ISD magnets, YES Prep, and KIPP: Houston, and a link to… Continue Reading

“Bring it on” says SAISD supt to charter schools

At a Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce meeting last month, four area superintendents talked about education budget cuts, standardized testing, and school choice. Sylvester Perez, interim superintendent of SAISD, which has seen increasing competition for students by charter schools,… Continue Reading