Northside ISD Superintendent Brian Woods, San Antonio ISD (SAISD) Superintendent Pedro Martinez, and North East ISD (NEISD) Superintendent Brian Gottardy, participate in a panel moderated by Rivard Report Director Robert Rivard on Oct. 6, 2016. Photo by Mary Flannigan for SAYL.

Why Our Kids Can’t Read: Superintendents Weigh In

More robust and accessible pre-K and early literacy programming and a genuine statewide commitment to educational funding are critical to addressing current elementary reading gaps and their lifelong repercussions, said the superintendents of San Antonio’s three largest school districts at a panel discussion Friday.

Kindergarten students Mariah and Adele work on a classroom station based reading exercise. Photo by Scott Ball.

Stewart Elementary: For the Love of Reading

Editor’s note: This article is the fifth of a multi-part series on Stewart Elementary school, a case study for change in the San Antonio Independent School District. The students and families in this series have been assigned aliases to protect their privacy.

Fresh Ink Youth Slam to Kick Off Free Workshops on Saturday

This Saturday, Fresh Ink Youth Slam will host a free writing workshop open to San Antonians between the ages of 13 and 19 at Deco Pizzeria from 1-3 p.m. The youth slam is the first workshop since Fresh Ink’s brief hiatus after their final slam of 2015 that determined the youth team to represent San Antonio this July at Brave New Voices, the international youth slam in Atlanta.