Threat of TEA Takeover Spurs Newcomers, Former Board Members to Run for Harlandale ISD School Board

Threat of TEA Takeover Spurs Newcomers, Former Board Members to Run for Harlandale ISD School Board | San Antonio Charter Moms

South San Antonio ISD’s checkered past of board mismanagement serves as a cautionary tale to candidates vying for three spots on the school board for the Harlandale Independent School District. Up until January 2018, South San ISD operated for nearly… Continue Reading

Como Ser un Padre Que Aboga a Favor de las Escuelas Chárter

Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate - Founders Schertz Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Artículo previo en inglés—earlier post in English. Mil gracias a la traductora Rocío Guenther. Una mañana, miembros del Consejo Hoplita del Founders Classical Academy de Schertz me recibieron para una sesión de Chárters 101: Ser un Padre Que Aboga a Favor de las… 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] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: The Big Squeeze

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: The Big Squeeze | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. I have to be honest. I didn’t understand much of what was said at the April 5 Texas Commission on Public School Finance… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: The Road to Byzantium

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On March 19, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance listened to ten hours of public testimony on . . . everything. The… Continue Reading

Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate – Founders Schertz Edition

Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate - Founders Schertz Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Lea en español aqui. This morning, the Hoplite Council at Founders Classical Academy of Schertz hosted me for a session of Charters 101: Being a Charter School Parent Advocate. They asked such great questions and we had a really lively discussion. This blog… Continue Reading

Candidates to Replace Joe Straus in District 121: Where They Stand on Education

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Seven candidates are competing in the March 6, 2018 primary election for Texas House District 121, the seat held by Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, who decided not to seek reelection. San Antonio Charter Moms readers want to know… Continue Reading

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo | San Antonio Charter Moms

When you’re making policy about public education, does it matter whether you send your own kids to public schools or private schools? I’d sure like to know, but I also want to look at voting records and other data about… Continue Reading

Charter school bill SB2 conference report passes Texas House and Senate, goes to Governor Perry

At the time of my previous post, the charter school bill (SB2) was in the hands of the conference committee to work out a combined version. The conference version raises the charter cap over time and changes the processes for authorizing and closing charters,… Continue Reading

Closed door discussions on education reform bills SB2 (charter schools) and HB5 (standardized testing)

I mentioned earlier that the charter school bill—SB2—is in the hands of a conference committee. Reports from Austin say that both SB2 and HB5, a bill to modify standardized testing requirements, are both being negotiated among members of the House, Senate, and… Continue Reading