- Retiring Teachers: Donate Used Materials to New Teachers
- Budget Snagged on String Attached to Final $200 Million in School Aid
- Send a New “Open Letter” to House-Senate Negotiators on TRS Bill, Calling for a Fair Deal
- Don’t Let the Privatizers Prevail with Eleventh-Hour Attacks on Neighborhood Schools!
- SAISD educators surprised with grant fund distribution
Author Archives: San Antonio Alliance
It’s that time of the year again! Jump Start, an Alliance-sponsored program that benefits new teachers, takes place during SAISD’s Rising Star New Teacher Conference in August, 2013. The program allows new teachers to shop for free teaching materials and … Continue reading
Wednesday night the Texas Senate passed a supplemental spending bill with $200 million in additional aid to school districts for 2014-2015, but it turns out there is a significant string attached. Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands), Senate sponsor of the … Continue reading
The Texas House on May 20 passed the session’s major bill on Teacher Retirement System benefits, SB 1458, with four key elements of a fair deal in place: –It raises state contribution rates and ensures that state and district contributions … Continue reading
With just four days to go in the 2013 legislative session, private interests out to take over neighborhood schools have an army of well-connected lobbyists working overtime at the state capitol to salvage their agenda. One piece of that agenda … Continue reading
SAISD Foundation’s Excellence in Education Innovative Grants Program funds projects to enrich learning Thousands of students across San Antonio Independent School District are benefiting from a grant program to fund projects that enrich learning. On Tuesday morning, administrators announced a plan … Continue reading
The next staff development day will take place on Monday, May 27, 2013. Prior to the staff development day, the principal should meet with the Campus Leadership Team (CLT) to plan for the staff development day. Under Texas Education Code, … Continue reading
Dr. Sylvester Perez has served as interim superintendent After being forced to go back to the drawing board last month, the San Antonio Independent Board of Trustees have gone with a candidate they know: interim superintendent Dr. Sylvester Perez. Perez was … Continue reading
Don’t Let Privateers Take Over Neighborhood Schools—Send a New Letter and Make a Call Against SB 1718!
SB 1718 by Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas), sponsored in the House by Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston), would authorize the commissioner of education to take over neighborhood schools rated low-performing for two years and turn them over to charter operators. In … Continue reading
As passed by the Texas House today, the session’s major bill on Teacher Retirement System benefits, SB 1458, includes four key elements of a fair deal: It exempts all current school employees from adverse benefit changes; It provides cost-of-living relief … Continue reading