Share Your Lesson Contest

The San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel is holding a Lesson Plan contest for all teachers in SAISD. If you think your lesson plans are worth their weight in cold hard cash, now is the time to win cash for your great planning. All lesson plan entries will be reviewed by a committee and entries that meet all the criteria will be entered into the drawing. Each teacher can enter a maximum of 3 lesson plans into the contest. Winners will be drawn from the Lesson Plan pool and announced on the Alliance website and Facebook page. Lessons that meet the criteria will be uploaded to the Share My Lesson website after the contest ends. (You will be given credit for your submission through a tag line on the resource.) All lessons must be submitted using this form.

All entries must be submitted via email to The submission window is open from now through January 14, 2015Continue reading

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Spotlight: AFT sharpens the focus on children’s health

from AFT PSRP Union Leader E-Newsletter

The AFT’s health, safety and well-being department has launched a program to inform members and locals about policies on children’s health. To be strategic and effective, we’d like to hear from a diverse set of voices within the AFT about health issues affecting students in your local areas. 

Last fall, we conducted a survey on school-based medication administration. More than 1,500 responses demonstrated the incredible depth and breadth of experiences working with student medical needs in our schools. Continue reading

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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 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

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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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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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