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SAISD featured in The 74 series

The 74, an online news site that covers education in America, has produced a multimedia series about San Antonio ISD. The series looks at how SAISD is redefining education by addressing poverty and changing the landscape with diverse high-quality options for student success. Visit The 74 online or view the videos and read the articles linked here. 

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74 Explains San Antonio’s Integration Experiment: ‘In 20 Years of Writing About Integration Efforts, I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’
– Sept. 24, 2018
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74 Interview: Meet Pedro Martinez, The San Antonio Superintendent Who Spearheaded One of America’s Most Unique School Integration Experiments
– Sept. 24, 2018

Videos

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WATCH: How One Gifted and Talented Program in Texas Dropped Its Screening and Opened Up ‘Higher Order’ Learning to a Whole New Community – Sept. 24, 2018

Video Still T74 docT74 Documentary: A School Integration Breakthrough in Texas – Built Around Income, Choice & Community – Sept. 25, 2018

 Video Still ArchitectWATCH – The Architect: How One Texas Innovation Officer Is Designing His School To Ensure Integration – Sept. 25, 2018

 Video Still Competitor CollaboratorsVIDEO – From Competitors To Collaborators: What One Texas Superintendent Learned When He Welcomed Top Charter Networks To Town And Raised The Bar For Students – Sept. 27, 2018

Video Still Twain Dual LanguageVideo Profile: Inside Mark Twain Dual Language Academy – Oct. 1, 2018

 

Family PerspectiveWATCH – A Family’s Perspective On How Their Public Montessori School Led Them To Think Differently About School Integration, Special Education, And Inclusion – Oct. 2, 2018

 

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VIDEO TOUR – Inside Steele Montessori Academy, San Antonio’s Public Program Designed For Inclusion, Integration, And To Service Special Education Students – Oct. 2, 2018


Final videoVideo Tour: Meet The Educators & Parents Leading San Antonio’s Push For Integrated Schools – Oct. 9, 2018


Articles

The Architect: How One Texas Innovation Officer Is Rethinking School Integration
Sept. 25, 2018
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Mohammed Choudhury: In America’s most economically divided city, a ‘diverse-by-design’ prophet is weeding out segregation, one equity audit at a time.
Read the full article from The 74.

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78207 – America’s Most Radical School Integration Experiment 
Sept. 27, 2018
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In the nation’s most economically segregated city, an innovative new approach to school integration designed to address poverty, trauma, and parental choice is working.
Read the full article from The 74.

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‘This Zip Code Is Their World’ – San Antonio’s Ambitious Plan To Expand School Options And Horizons 
Sept. 27, 2018
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As one of Texas’s poorest districts partners with top charter school networks to expand parental choice, thousands of families both in and beyond San Antonio ISD join the wait list.
Read the full article from The 74.

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In Texas, School Integration That Celebrates Family Heritage, Bolstered By Bilingual Roots 
Oct. 1, 2018
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How San Antonio is using its bilingual roots to spur classroom integration — and empowering families once forced to give up Spanish to reclaim their history.
Read the full story from The 74.

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San Antonio’s Public Montessori Program, Designed For Diversity – And Inclusion
Oct. 1, 2018
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Integrating schools across race, income, and special education status: Inside San Antonio’s public Montessori program, the crown jewel in the city’s diverse-by-design portfolio.
Read the full story from The 74.

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What Other Cities & School Districts Can Learn From San Antonio’s Classroom Innovations
Oct. 2, 2018
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Perspective: Portfolio models are not all the same; they are about problem-solving, like what’s happening in San Antonio ISD. Read the full article from The 74.

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From Turnaround To Teaching Lab

Oct. 2, 2018
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How the Relay Graduate School took a struggling San Antonio elementary school facing state closure and turned it around into a respected ‘teaching lab.’ Read the full article from The 74.

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How Texas Is ‘Shifting The Power’ To Give Some Schools Greater Autonomy, Leadership & Innovation
Oct. 7, 2018
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Why three San Antonio school districts are embracing Texas’s “System of Great Schools” initiative, which encourages autonomous schools and powerful principals.  Read the full story from The 74.

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A Special Ed Partnership Makes Texas History
Oct. 8, 2018
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The state's first district-charter special education partnership, built around personalized learning, leads to 41 percent fewer suspensions and statewide interest from educators. Read the full story from The 74.