Bekah McNeel

SAISD takes another step deeper into charter school waters

Monday night at its regular meeting, the SAISD board is expected to approve a charter takeover of its lowest performing elementary school.

Am I the reason schools are segregated?

Reporting on segregation forces me to ask tough questions about how I’m educating my own kids.

Fighting the urge to segregate San Antonio’s schools

In San Antonio and across the nation, the terms “good school” and “white school” are often synonymous. While traditional districts wrestle with the reality of parental appetite for homogeneous schools, one district aims to disrupt the segregation market.

For school boards short on savvy, corruption comes knocking

Yesterday, former SAISD trustee Olga Hernandez was acquitted of felony bribery charges in federal court. But her trial shows that corruption in Bexar County hits where it hurts.

Will Wheatley be a missed opportunity for SAISD?

Community schools may be one of the most successful models of delivering vital supports to families and students in high poverty areas. Can Wheatley Community School overcome early challenges and neighborhood upheaval to close the opportunity gap for East Side students?