Guide to School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2017-2018 Edition

Guide to School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2017-2018 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

  Families and community members can work to improve the quality of education by interacting with school boards, whether by participating in meeting or voting in elections. Here are some links to help you with your research into school boards in… Continue Reading

School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2016-2017 Edition

School Boards for Independent School Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2016-17 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Need to keep track of what’s happening at school boards in the San Antonio area? Here are some links to help you with your research. Alamo Heights ISD School board home Board members Meeting schedule: usually on third Thursdays at 7:00… Continue Reading

School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area: 2016-2017 Edition

School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2016-17 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Here is a handy list of printable school calendars for independent school districts in the San Antonio area, including Bexar County and parts of surrounding counties. Alamo Heights ISD Comal ISD East Central ISD Edgewood ISD Fort Sam Houston ISD… Continue Reading

Rey Saldaña talks about his new role as Chief Engagement Officer at KIPP San Antonio

Rising star Rey Saldaña talked to me about teaming up with KIPP San Antonio, a group of high-performing charter schools in San Antonio, to attack poverty and improve education. Talking to Saldaña made me feel old, but that’s OK, because I’m glad that… Continue Reading

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person. The same goes for parents who homeschool or send their kids to private schools. The responsible thing to do is to find the situation that… Continue Reading

Leadership change at South San Antonio ISD

Back in May, with the help of unflappable Express-News writer Francisco Vara-Orta, we observed the dysfunction and factionalism on the board of South San Antonio ISD. (Read more in this earlier post.) The question then: When would the South San school board fire Superintendent… Continue Reading

Turmoil on an elected school board: South San Antonio ISD

Good governance, and doing what’s right for the students, is a challenge for every school board, whether elected (as at traditional school districts) or appointed (as at charter schools in Texas). But it’s disturbing to read about the level of… Continue Reading

Praise for New York’s Success Academies in Wall Street Journal

An opinion piece by Joel Klein praises the recent test results from Success Academies in New York City. Joel Klein, “New York’s Charter Schools Get an A+”, Joel Klein, Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2012. Klein argues that it’s time to… 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