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Rachel Proctor May

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Chartering Middle School

Hoping to reach middle-schoolers who could go off track in a regular school setting, district moves forward with charter school plans

News Feature, Jun. 2, 2006

SPURring Students Toward College

Pilot program brings students from high schools with low college-attendance rates into UT writing classes

News Feature, May. 26, 2006

TAKS Scores Show Both Improvement and Trouble for AISD

Numbers down for the crucial third and 11th grades

News Feature, May. 26, 2006

AISD

School board changes could set new tone

News Feature, May. 19, 2006

ACC

Victors list funding and facilities as top priorities

News Feature, May. 19, 2006

Looking for Cheap Dirt

Trying to make housing 'affordable' has a whole lot to do with the facts on the ground

News Feature, May. 12, 2006

Election Gets Personal in Oak Hill

Election Gets Personal in Oak Hill

News Feature, May. 12, 2006

Props Forum Gets Down and Dirty

Props Forum Gets Down and Dirty

News Feature, May. 12, 2006

ACC Race: The Dirt

ACC Race: The Dirt

News Feature, May. 12, 2006

ACC Race

A tangled web of work relationships roils the Kaplan / Mejia-Dietche contest

News Feature, May. 12, 2006

Props Forum Gets Down and Dirty

Props 1 and 2 supporters and opponents prove themselves talented beer-drinkers, chip-eaters, and yellers at Democracy for Texas forum

News Feature, May. 12, 2006

Immigrants Flex Muscle

Day Without an Immigrant work stoppage and boycott draws more than a million people into the streets nationally; thousands turn out locally

News Feature, May. 5, 2006

El Futuro de East Cesar Chavez

Affordable housing advocates critique plans for Saltillo District

News Feature, May. 5, 2006

Don't Put Their Back Yard in My Back Yard

Council approves affordable housing facility over neighbors' objections

News Feature, May. 5, 2006

Ghost Taxpayers

Despite what you may have heard from anti-immigration types about foreign freeloaders taking our jobs and our services without chipping into the national kitty, an increasing number of undocumented immigrants pay taxes.

News Feature, Apr. 28, 2006

We Have a Winner! Sort of ...

Our scientifically calibrated Bloat-O-Meter© has identified the most McMansiony house in Austin

News Feature, Apr. 21, 2006

AMD's Favorite Charity

Our Top 10 list of organizations and causes we believe AMD might like to consider sponsoring

News Feature, Apr. 7, 2006

Immigrant Supporters Make Themselves Heard

Millions of people across the country take to streets in response to anti-immigrant legislation

News Feature, Apr. 7, 2006

Elementaries Spared Axe

Forgione withdraws long-fought-about proposal to close Becker and Oak Springs elementaries

News Feature, Apr. 7, 2006

What's at Stake in Austin's Schools?

Austin ISD faces a spring election and a brace of persistent problems

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2006

Candidate School

AISD board election

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2006

ACC

Five candidates battle for three open spots on the Austin Community College Board of Trustees

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2006

Elementary School Limbo Continues

Decisive vote on whether to close two AISD elementary schools comes down to indecisive 4-4 tie at Monday's board of trustees meeting

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2006

For Their Eyes Only

TWP says there isn't enough money to give them all canes

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2006

More 'Am I McMansion' Action

Two more weeks to submit photos for our "Am I McMansion or Not" contest; and your top 10 McMansion comments

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2006

Whose House Is Fattest?

The original "McMansion or Not?" contest

News Feature, Mar. 24, 2006

Forgione Now Suggests Closing Becker and Oak Springs Outright

"Repurposing" has turned into "closure."

News Feature, Mar. 24, 2006

The Rhythm of Peace

Anti-war weekend warriors mark third anniversary of Iraq invasion in Million Musician March

News Feature, Mar. 24, 2006

Is It Legal to Save Energy? Well, Maybe ...

Blackland neighbors told they can't share solar power, but Austin Energy tries to find a loophole

News Feature, Mar. 17, 2006

Still Seeking No-Kill Solutions

San Francisco consultant offers advice on reducing animal shelter euthanasias

News Feature, Mar. 17, 2006

Who Killed Porter Middle School?

The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.

News Feature, Mar. 10, 2006

A Science Experiment

AISD's Young Women's Leadership Academy aims to point more girls toward science

News Feature, Mar. 10, 2006

Teacher Accused of Making Student Eat Soap

Parents say their 5-year-old was forced to ingest soap by a special ed teacher at Sims Elementary

News Feature, Mar. 10, 2006

Varying Visions

AISD's vision for prekindergarten education and that of Austin's community of early childhood nonprofits differ significantly.

News Feature, Mar. 3, 2006

Loosey-Goosey Land Agreement?

Environmentalists and AISD face off once again over school construction in Southwest Austin

News Feature, Feb. 24, 2006

Tree Flakes?

Recent Austin tree spats are symptoms of our need for a coordinated plan to manage the urban forest

News Feature, Feb. 17, 2006

Education Irony

Texas Education Agency gives $10 million to schools slated for closure in AISD repurposing plan

News Feature, Feb. 17, 2006

Repurposing Ain't Pretty

Parents lay into AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione

News Feature, Feb. 10, 2006

Family Flight

Will AISD abandon its shrinking schools?

News Feature, Feb. 3, 2006

AISD Gets the Ball Rolling on High School Redesign

Gates Foundation grant pushes attempt to completely rethink high school

News Feature, Jan. 13, 2006

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