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.

Elizabeth looks through YouTube videos on her portable device, this is a normal after school activity said her Aunt Ramona. Photo by Scott Ball.

Stewart Elementary: The Ticking Clock of Literacy

Editor’s note: This article is the fourth 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.

A student walks down the stairs at Stewart Elementary School. Photo by Scott Ball.

Stewart Elementary: A Case Study for Change

Throughout Pedro Martinez’s first year as superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), much of the attention will continue to be on his ambitious, district-wide goals to improve educational outcomes at every level. Martinez and his team plan to reach those goals by focusing on academic achievement, talent management, culture shift, stakeholder engagement, and fiscal management.