[Hall Monitor] My Children and the Children of the Dream

book cover "Children of the Dream" and a child getting dressed for school

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. My journey toward understanding and believing in integrated schools is well-documented. I’ve reported, opined, and emoted publicly. But until now, my personal… 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

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School–Part Eight

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School–Part Eight | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. February 19 was a dramatic day in San Antonio ISD. Offers went out. Parents groaned and cheered. A “now what” for families waitlisted… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Five–What’s in a Neighborhood?

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Five–What’s in a Neighborhood? | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. When applying for SAISD’s choice programs, parents may choose three programs per child. While we started out with the ambitious goal of visiting… Continue Reading

Experience SAISD Helps Families Learn about San Antonio ISD Schools of Choice

Experience SAISD San Antonio ISD Schools of Choice | San Antonio Charter Moms

Experience SAISD is an annual event for families to learn about schools in SAISD San Antonio. This school year’s event, on December 1, 2018, showed how much progress the district is making in expanding the number and variety of school… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Bonham Academy, San Antonio ISD’s Dual Language Darling, Fears for Its Future

Bonham Academy dual language | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. During the citizens to be heard portion of Monday’s San Antonio ISD board meeting, parents and students from Bonham Academy expressed concern about… Continue Reading

Parents for Pedro: Why Parents in San Antonio ISD Should Support Superintendent Pedro Martinez

Twain Dual Language Academy students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the San Antonio ISD State of the District address | San Antonio Charter Moms

The headlines coming out of San Antonio ISD lately have been alarming: “Teacher Layoffs,” “Making Cuts to Teaching Staff,” and more. Superintendent Pedro Martinez is facing strong criticism. But I want to assure families and people who care about the long-term success… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] With Democracy Prep, SAISD Is Making New Friends. Can It Keep the Old?

[Hall Monitor] With Democracy Prep, SAISD Is Making New Friends. Can It Keep the Old? | San Antonio Charter Moms | San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel President Shelly Potter, speaks at a school board meeting on behalf of teachers at Stewart Elementary while teachers, parents and members of the Alliance wait for their turn to speak, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Photo by Alma Hernandez for Folo Media.

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On Monday night, March 19, the board of San Antonio ISD passionately discussed—and ultimately voted to approve—a charter application and management agreement between… Continue Reading