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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Editors: Solution for school board turmoil is better candidates

In an editorial this week, the Express-News begs for “effective leaders on local school boards.” “Strong candidates needed on fall ballot”, San Antonio Express-News, July 24, 2012. Who serves on a school board, their credentials and reasons for wanting to serve … Continue reading

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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

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Excuses: school districts share STAAR results

In an impressive feat of diligence, a reporter at the San Antonio Express-News, Maria Luisa Cesar, has rounded up STAAR standardized test results for nearly all of the public school districts in the San Antonio area. “Students’ STAAR English scores lagging”, … Continue reading

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