"...The company will recycle materials from its Spotify House, a popular annual attraction that features performances by Chvrches, Vince Staples, and Kacey Musgraves this year at 1501 E. Sixth, to build a recording studio at nearby Kealing Middle School...."
"...At a March meeting, Kealing Middle School students and parents gathered inside the offices of the nearby Booker T. Washington housing projects to talk about the school's future..."
"...More than a month of heated debate over the future of Kealing Middle School ended in compromise last Thursday, when Austin Independent School District Superintendent Pat Forgione announced that the district will not formally split Kealing's advanced-academic magnet program from the neighborhood school. Forgione told the school board in late January that he proposed to make the magnet a separate school with its own administration and Public Education Information Management System number an indicator state and federal officials use for accountability...."
"...A special meeting of the Austin Independent School District board of trustees ran long into the night Monday as board members and faculty debated for more than two hours over which text to adopt for middle-school mathematics across the district. The board had reached an impasse after the committee that was formed to make a recommendation failed to reach a consensus across grade levels...."
"...Kealing Middle School Principal Ron Gonzales, appointed only late last summer, appears to have accomplished the impossible. On a campus long known for its troubling divisions between underperforming neighborhood school and nationally renowned academic magnet, privileged commuter students and disadvantaged neighborhood students, the mostly minority Eastside community and mostly white magnet parent groups, Gonzales has united virtually the whole campus...."
"...In the main office, a grandfather is worrying about his granddaughter. He has been dropping her off at 6:30 in the morning, but the school is telling him that she is tardy when the bell rings at 8:10..."
"...The new school year will see a new cabinet for Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. With five retirements and two staffers leaving for new jobs, she's shuffled several seats..."
"..."None of the choices are pleasant." Austin ISD spokesman Andy Welch was describing the district's ongoing budget deliberations, but he could as well be discussing virtually every decision AISD makes for the next couple of years. It's no secret that Texas schools, like the rest of the public sector, are strapped for cash..."
"...A couple of weeks ago, with a great deal of fanfare and reverberating headlines, a nonprofit Texas education foundation named Just for the Kids announced its analytical rankings of the state's public schools. Established in 1995 by Dallas attorney Tom Luce, Just for the Kids is a thoroughly connected foundation with deep corporate pockets and a board of directors speckled with prestigious names from business and government..."
"...There is no dispute that something happened on the property of Kealing Middle School on the evening of July 14. And Austin Independent School District officials, the Austin Police Department, 17-year-old Eastside Memorial Green Tech High School senior Mamadee Baby Kamara, and his court-appointed lawyer, former prosecutor Rick Reed, all agree Kamara was present during the incident...."
"...Craddick's refusal prompted his parliamentarians to resign; he replaced them with former Reps. Terry Keel and Ron Wilson. Naked City It looks like John Murtell, the man named interim principal for Kealing Middle School, won't be making the jump from the farm team to the big leagues after all..."
"...Mayor Pro Tem Betty Dunkerley said this was because the program needed to be defensibly backed up by existing retail studies; those Downtown Austin Alliance studies did not address child-care centers. Dunkerley stated, "Escuelita would not be able to use these funds, but we are trying to find other ways to help the school." An Escuelita parent said the center plans to apply for a BR&EP loan anyway..."
"...Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, here being sworn in by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (l) with his wife, Dr. Libby Doggett, and his chief of staff, Michael MucchettiHeadlines Mid-January arrived in style Monday and Tuesday as an ice storm closed roads, schools, and businesses through Wednesday midday, when a slow thaw took hold..."
"...Kealing Middle School (1607 Pennsylvania Ave.)..."
"...7 to Forgione's choices for four new administrators. Glenn Nolley will fill in as acting associate superintendent of schools; he's worked in the district before, as principal of Reagan High and the Alternative Learning Center..."
"...Between budget cuts and the unrelenting anti-intellectualism of standardized testing, there is no place for skills like rhetoric and public speaking for Texas school kids any more. So two Austin ISD students – Callier Creedle of Kealing Magnet and Eastside Memorial Junior Elijah Cofield – used the board meeting to show their skills...."
"... Municipal court, usually the site of trials for traffic violations, played unlikely host to a civil rights showdown last Monday as lawyers from the Texas Civil Rights Project faced off against prosecutors over two students arrested during a protest last spring. Lucas Grisham and Wesley Duke, students from Kealing Middle School, were picked up for truancy during a student-led walkout against the district's plan to split the school's magnet program away from the neighborhood school..."
"...Ever since she learned of FEMA's hotel and motel assistance cutoff date, Donna has wavered between two options: trying to find an apartment in Austin, or going to Baton Rouge, where her daughter, who lives in an apartment complex, has gotten assurance from her landlord that there's a unit available for Jaren and Donna. Donna is torn about the prospect of yanking Jaren out of his new community, a huge part of which is Kealing Middle School in East Austin..."
"... The Austin Independent School District named Kealing Middle School teacher Michael Perkins the district's Teacher of the Year. Perkins graduated from LBJ High School and was a first-generation college graduate in his family..."
"...I have to imagine it this way, because the alternative is to think of her lingering, angry and hungry, in a garbage-strewn yard, chained to a tree, flea-infested, her infected eye so neglected that she's lost her sight. Or that she found her way to a dog-fighting ring in someone's backyard, run by the very people who used to scare me when I walked home from Mendez Middle School, hooting and laughing as she is mangled by a bigger, meaner dog...."