Fiction Contest for Students in Grades 7-12

The Fiction Contest is a wonderful opportunity for young writers and storytellers to showcase their creativity. Winners from each grade category will not only have their work showcased at the San Antonio Book Festival, but will be awarded CASH PRIZES, as well! Below are the full guidelines for submission. All submissions must be sent to sabfcontest@gmail.com by Monday, January 12, 2015. What are you waiting for? We can’t wait to read your work.

For more information on the contest, please visit http://www.saplf.org/festival/fiction-contest/.

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COPS/METRO Living Wage and Economic Security Campaign

Did you know that 1 in 3 San Antonio children under age 5 live in poverty? Half of the San Antonio children under age 5 who live in a household headed by a single mother live in poverty. Time for action.

On Sunday, November 16th COPS/Metro held their Fall Leaders Assembly at Sacred Heart. The goal of the meeting was to begin organizing the San Antonio community for economic justice. Attendees learned what it will take to increase wages for many minimum wage workers in San Antonio.

To get involved and join the fight, please email copsandmetro@gmail.com or call (210) 222-2367.

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Testimonies to the Texas Senate Education Committee

Click here to watch a testimony from Louis Malfaro, Secretary-Treasurer at the Texas American Federation of Teachers (TFT/AFT). Malfaro spoke to the Texas Senate Education Committee Hearing on “School Choice.”

Click here to view the testimony from Allen Weeks, the Executive Director of Austin Voice of Education and Youth. Weeks spoke to the Texas Senate Education Committee on “Community Schools.”

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Alliance Activities

Wednesday, November 19th: Member Benefits Presentation from 5pm-7pm at the Alliance Office (120 Adams Street). Come learn how to access and use your union benefits. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A TABLET! Food and beverages provided. Please rsvp by calling (210) 225-7174 or emailing info@sanantonioalliance.org.

Thursday, November 20th: Social & Dinner with the National Education Association President, Lily Eskelsen Garcia. This will take place inside at Aggie Park (6205 West Avenue). Cocktails from 5:30pm-6:30pm and dinner from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Please rsvp by calling (210) 225-7174 or emailing info@sanantonioalliance.org.

Friday, December 5th: Member Holiday Social & Potluck from 4:30pm-7:00pm at the Alliance Office (120 Adams Street). Margaritas will be provided! Brings your favorite dish to share. After the social, stay parked at the Alliance and go explore Southtown’s FIRST FRIDAY! Please rsvp by calling (210) 225-7174 or emailing info@sanantonioalliance.org.

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Two SAISD schools ‘under performing’ third year in a row

FOX 29 News Updated: Tuesday, November 11 2014, 09:35 PM CST

SAN ANTONIO- The San Antonio Independent School District moved forward with a plan to change two district middle schools into charter schools.

“It’s a challenge,” said superintendent Sylvester Perez. “But it’s not a challenge we know we can’t meet.”

Perez said having Connell and Davis middle schools re-categorized as charters means they can implement some exciting changes at the schools.

This after falling on the list of under performing schools a third straight year. Continue reading

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Progress Made on Administration’s Proposals for SB2 Charters

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