School board election results 2013: Harlandale ISD

As a result of the May 11 election, the Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees will welcome three new members. “New trustees bracing for Harlandale’s issues”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, May 13, 2013. District 1: Juan Mancha defeated Joshua Cerna. District 2: Christine Ann… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: Express-News endorsements in Harlandale ISD

It is good to finally see a viable opponent challenging Joshua Cerna, who has served as the District 1 board member for more than 10 years. Cerna has been an embarrassment to the district for too long. One of the… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: Harlandale ISD

Four seats on the Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; three races are contested. UPDATE: “Harlandale ISD elections a street fight under the radar”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, April 29, 2013; “Harlandale Board needs… Continue Reading

Leadership changes at public school districts in the San Antonio area

A well-researched article in Sunday’s paper discusses the changes in the top job at six local public school districts since last summer. “Superintendent changes sweep local districts”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, July 21, 2012. Some transitions were smooth and well-planned… Continue Reading

Changes in education leadership, local and state

Many changes are afoot in public education — locally and at the state level — and we should all be worried. The future of Texas depends on an educated workforce and the quality of that education is dependent on those steering… Continue Reading