[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

[Hall Monitor] Like Any Smart Person With a Messy Closet, SAISD Is Getting Help From Organizers

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. San Antonio ISD may have just found the cure to what ails it. The district announced a partnership with SA Rise to… Continue Reading

Guide to School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: May 2019 Edition

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Families and community members can work to improve the quality of education by interacting with school boards, whether by participating in meetings or voting in elections. Here are some links to help you with your research into school boards for… 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] Meet Doug Dawson, the Guy You Should Have Already Met

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Doug Dawson does not sound, look, or act like the kind of guy who might wake up to find himself at the… Continue Reading

Launching the San Antonio Charter Schools App

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On the occasion of our seven-year blogversary—wow!—the San Antonio Charter Moms team is taking a moment to look how far we have come and to celebrate the launch of our free school finder app, San Antonio Charter Schools, that helps… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Three Teachers Who Made Me Say “Wow” This Year

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Spring is the time of year when we honor teachers. They have dedicated another year to loving, teacher, and challenging our kids, and… 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] It’s Here! Everybody Has a Take on the TX House’s School Finance Bill

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. It’s here! It’s here! No, not the phone book. The Texas House’s bill, “The Texas Plan” to overhaul the State’s love-to-hate school finance… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Incumbent SAISD Board Members Go All-in on Union Questionnaire

Patti Radle on Election Day 2018, preparing to lead students to the polls

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On February 22 at 5 PM and 6 PM, the two San Antonio ISD board incumbents up for re-election, Patti Radle and Christina… Continue Reading