Bates Recital Hall
"...Middle school is the ring of hell Dante overlooked when deconstructing his Inferno, an unsentimental education that few of us remember fondly and most of us would rather forget. In the painfully astute dramedy Eighth Grade, 13-year-old Kayla Day (Fisher) is a child of the iGeneration, weaned on social media..."
"...Additionally, school funding is a continually shrinking line item in the state's budget. Ten years ago, state and local entities split the cost of education about 50-50; but in 2017, close to 60% was paid with local revenues...."
"..."These rules signal how the administration is seeking to reshape policies related to women's health," says Kami Geoffray of the Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas, which currently administers the Title X funds. "They want the network to add more entities that have not historically participated in Title X." Under the potential rules, that includes providers that have objections to contraception; emphasize natural family planning and abstinence education only; and that don't refer patients to abortion..."
"...Couldn't attend the event, but still want to help reunite families? RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) is still taking donations via their website. You can also visit the Chronicle's coverage on other ways to get involved...."
"...The Texas Education Agency approved a partnership last week between Mendez Middle School and the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Coalition to help improve the struggling school's accountability rating. TEA has rated Mendez "Improvement Required" for four years in a row, and a fifth could result in the Austin Independent School District closing the school down (2017-18 ratings are expected in August)..."
"...Whether it’s dressing up in quinceañera gowns to protest SB 4 or dancing outside of Ted Cruz’s office to protest the cost of higher education, Jolt always finds a way to take a creative approach when it comes to activism. This time is no different, as Jolt is using art to protest the Trump administration’s recent policy of separating children from their families upon arrival at the border...."
"...The Frente de Liberación Inmigrante, formed this month, seeks to combat “detention, deportation, and militarized borders” and plans to fight against the “exploitation of immigrants and refugees.” Ken Zarifis is working with the group as an individual activist independent of his role with Education Austin, the Teachers' and Employees' Union For Austin ISD. “We can't overlook the opportunity to call out this behavior and make him accountable,” said Zarifis..."
"...after being donated seven acres of land, and has since grown to provide a variety of local programs, including East Austin College Prep, from pre-K through high school; Boys and Girls Clubs activities; exercise classes; and a juvenile justice program, explicitly meant to keep kids out of detention centers and jails. Southwest Key now operates in seven states, with a focus on "provid[ing] quality education, safe shelter and alternatives to incarceration for thousands of youth each day, while helping families become economically self-sufficient." According to documents, the city of Austin has financially supported the programs with funding totaling roughly $1 million since 2006, which includes $250,000 to help boost a workforce resource center, computer lab, and life skills training..."
"...For Bulletin Board/Cartelera, the artists use education supply store bubble letters and scalloped trim to frame drawings and photocopies. These overtly, such as in a write-up of the damage sustained by vandalism of a school started by the Black Panthers, and at times cheekily, as in an elementary-style worksheet prompting, "Place the correct head in the space above," below a photograph of a man armed with a spear and a gun and above a set of black faces, none of which seem to be the correct head of a bereted Huey Newton, highlight the inherent racism of which narratives are commonly taught within and understood about the school system...."
"...The CARA Project – a joint effort of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association – is looking for volunteer attorneys, law students, and paralegals with interest and experience in asylum work. Volunteers should be either fluent in Spanish or collaborating with an interpreter. Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley..."
"...Whatever you order, the folks at Lucky Robot hope you’ll walk away from your #timeoutfortuna experience with a more intuitive understanding of the problems posed by unsustainable fishing practices, as well of an appreciation of the delicious solutions. “For us, says Nasoff, “This came from education, wanting to do a little research and information finding about sustainability..."
"...What you won’t come away with is a traditional cradle-to-grave education on the life and times of Fred Rogers. (We’re fully three-quarters of the way through before Rogers’ smirking sister brings up his childhood nickname, “Fat Freddy.”) Instead, documentarian Morgan Neville, an Oscar winner for 2014’s lively 20 Feet From Stardom and a lock for another nomination here, pulls together biography, psychology, and cultural history to probe Rogers’ mission to teach kids how to be moral, compassionate, confident citizens of the world...."
"...Advocates and scholars spent Tuesday, June 12 pleading with the Texas State Board of Education to correct their many racially insensitive and historically inaccurate mistakes. In 2010, the SBOE passed such ideological social studies curriculum standards, even a conservative think tank slapped them with a failing grade for giving students a "politicized distortion of history." (That's gotta sting.) In testimony, academics suggested the board reverse its claim that slavery was not the principal cause of the Civil War, and criticized the standards for glorifying Confederate leaders such as Stonewall Jackson..."
"...This week's Austin action was largely educational – focused on "work and education," said Louis Malfaro, president of the state American Federation of Teachers, one of the unions partnering in the campaign. "Our country has really gotten out of balance," Malfaro said – citing income inequality, school segregation, and the wealthy now explicitly proclaiming that they "don't want to pay for other people's education or health care."..."
"..."This gag rule is going to restrict our ability to educate our patients about all their different options," said Gilman. "We consider that education a basic human right."..."
"...Just as the Bordelons' story has evolved onscreen, Candler's role behind the camera has changed. From directing two episodes in season 1, to becoming season 3's showrunner, Candler sees her ascension as a complete education: "I'm trying to steal as much as I can from everybody else..."
"...John Chen, a Whitfield-Chen partner, presented a plan for a mixed-use development similar to the Capella proposal, with the northern corner anchored by a grocery store and office space and the rest of the site going toward open space, residential buildings, an education and workforce training center, and studio space for artists...."
"...Dear Editor, This is about Michael King's long-continuing gifts to my education as a citizen of Austin. My family just returned to Austin from a break in Colorado. Temperatures were in the mid 70s there, and the traffic was mostly light..."
"...Although the disparaging language in former Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees President Kendall Pace's leaked text messages grabbed headlines, some parents, teachers, and education activists were more alarmed by the actual subject matter in her notes. References to the "Transformation Zone grant," the need for "Betty to run this from the inside," and for "Blaine to be the 'outside schools operator'" have given some in the education community pause over what is happening behind the scenes with the board and the Texas Education Agency...."
"...Before we can hope for a "progressive" Texas Legislature and Congressional delegation, we had better continue to work toward a state politics that at least allows for opposition voices at the table. Right now in Texas, that's a pipe dream – meaning basic state services like public education, health care, transportation, etc., will continue to be held hostage by symbolic but real political cruelties like bathroom bills and even tighter restrictions on abortion..."
"...Tomorrow, May 30 at 1:30pm, advocates will gather statewide to denounce the Texas State Board of Education’s recent decision to dilute ethnic studies. Last month, the SBOE voted to pass a Mexican-American studies elective course for the state’s public high school students (“SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name,” April 13)..."
"...Unsurprisingly, the majority of speakers were there to criticize the remarks made by Pace in text messages revealed last week ("Teachers Union to AISD Board President: Resign," May 18), which resulted in her resignation Monday morning. But Pace's resignation didn't do much to tamp the fury of those who showed up to address the underlying implications behind Pace's texts, which appeared to malign dual language programs and the "community schools" model, something that has become a popular antidote among education activists for underperforming schools in the district...."
"...The list reveals a catholic literary taste and a keen appreciation of language, as well as drama that's thoughtful and challenging. Blumensaadt has given Austin its best education in great playwriting..."
"...In a follow-up to his ruling that found Texas in violation of the National Voter Registration Act's motor voter law, Federal Judge Orlando Garcia has ordered the state to implement online voter registration with driver's license transactions within 45 days; create a public education plan to ensure that voters are aware of that option; and send lawsuit plaintiffs with the Texas Civil Rights Project data for three years to monitor progress. This comes after the state, tasked by Garcia with crafting a solution to the problem, largely offered no fix..."
"...And because Perry brought that same inspiring quality to her work as an arts teacher and administrator, she had the ability to kindle a love of music for a lifetime. She did it countless times in her four decades as an educator – through the private piano lessons that she gave; through the curricula she developed for general music studies; through her 18 years as director of education for Austin Lyric Opera; and most profoundly, through her 17 years as founding director of the Armstrong Community Music School, the first music school established by an opera company and now an independent educational institution..."
"...Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees President Kendall Pace resigned from her at-large seat and as president of the board on Monday, effective immediately. Pace’s resignation comes just days after Education Austin, the district’s teachers’ union, called for her to step down amid controversy surrounding text messages she sent to fellow Board Trustee Julie Cowan..."
"...A group of education advocates, helmed by teachers union Education Austin, called for Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees President Kendall Pace to resign this week, after comments she made via text message that disparaged community activists and the "poverty pimps" she feared would foil policy she hoped to bring to fruition. At a press conference held outside AISD headquarters on Tuesday, EA President Ken Zarifis said: "Instead of respecting those who have elected her, she chooses to demean them, and all the while creating a course of action behind closed doors."..."
"...Anthony Stephan House, the first victim of the Austin bomber, left behind an 8-year-old daughter. Empire Control Room thus hosts a Music, Love & Crawfish fundraiser Sunday, 3pm, to help pay for her to go on a much-needed summer vacation and add to her education fund..."
"...Charlie Parr, hailing from Spam homeland Austin, Minn., channels pre-war folk with the plunky resonator guitar and hovering vocal moan of last year’s 14th LP Dog. Kerrville schoolteacher Konrad Wert stokes a free-form emotional purge of viola, banjo, guitar, stomping, and closed-eyed wailing to evangelize education as PBPJ..."
"...I think a Democrat really could win and I'm feeling good about that," an optimistic Goodwin told me last week. The local real estate agent, education business entrepreneur, and former systems analyst with the Attorney General's Office says she's been working around the clock to fundraise and talk to voters directly since the March primary..."
"...Derek has owned several critically acclaimed restaurants, founded a sustainable farm, even worked as a chef at an international Tibetan Buddhist monastery in upstate New York. Chad has been a culinary educator, a VP of plant-based education, and helped launch the first international brand of vegan restaurants in Istanbul, Munich, and London..."
"...CD 31: Christine Eady Mann The run-off campaign has been a respectful affair, with both Dr. Eady Mann and decorated veteran Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar displaying strong personal narratives, persistent engagement, and diligent promotion of progressive values – on health care, public education, immigration, veterans, women's rights, etc..."
"...Mullican left his previous gig at Russo's New York Pizzeria in the Arboretum to learn the skills necessary to open his own restaurant serving breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles, and peanut butter French toast. Part of that on-the-job education comes from a transparency seldom seen in other cafes..."
"...She grew up poor south of Dallas, was a runaway by 17, and pregnant while still in high school. She raised her kids while going to law school and has turned that education into a career in tax law and health care, two issues at the forefront of her campaign..."
"...The Cypress-based nurse/health care administrator argues she has been "standing up for people" when everyone insisted McCaul was unbeatable, and she believes that the sea change in national politics is a breakthrough moment for this Austin-to-Houston district. She's campaigning for "Domestic Security": health care, public education, schools safe from gun violence..."
"...The candidates confess to minor differences on policy. But says Hegar: "We're having a quarterback controversy, but our opponent is OU." Eady Mann emphasizes health care, within which she includes issues ranging from gun law reform to education to anti-militarism..."
"...Dear Editor, Three days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Wilhelmina Delco became Austin’s first African American elected official. From the School Board to the House Higher Education Committee, she spoke up for the education of all our children. So some may ask, why is it so important that House District 46 remain as an African American seat? While it might not matter to the Chronicle, it apparently did matter at one time to the candidate they endorsed for Ms..."
"...She was a teen mother, who had to use the Women, Infants, [and] Children (WIC) Program, Planned Parenthood and other support services for unwed mothers. Julie knows how important access to health care and financial support is to getting on your feet. She knows that education is the key to becoming a productive, contributing citizen. She finished high school, college, and law school..."
"...If elected, Vela will also push to decrease felony drug possessions to misdemeanors and work to legalize marijuana, dedicating the tax revenue to public education. There's little chance that any such bill would go far in a GOP Capitol, but Vela is determined to at least set it for a legislative hearing: That way it gets a fiscal estimate from the comptroller..."
"...Data released by the U.S. Department of Education last week shows that black students in the Austin Independent School District are suspended and expelled at rates two-to-three times higher than their enrollment rates...."
"...It's about dedication to the mission and doing your job well. Rivero came to the restaurant industry later in her career after working in nutrition education at the Sustainable Food Center..."
"...I did not have a robust comedy education. I mean, I did my time rabidly quoting Monty Python and the Holy Grail in middle school, and I watch all of the requisite Michael Schur network sitcoms, but I wasn’t raised by comedy LPs..."
"...The omnipresent dancing guy who loans out glittery shawls to fellow festers boogied in front of the stage as usual, OSMF’s longtime media partner, Sun Radio, recorded performances and introduced bands, and the crown-wearing gentleman who hands out food backstage all proved present and accounted for. Another crucial cohort that remained aligned with Old Settler’s through the move was the Camp Goodtimes crew, which hosted the incredible Camp Shhhtimes after-show series where hundreds gather in monk-like silence to witness late-night acoustic sets from acts like flat-picking phenom Billy Strings and soulful education advocate Possessed by Paul James...."
"...Delaney Post, an 8th grader at the Headwaters School, said students need to feel safe at school so they can focus their education, rather than fearing for their life. Her message to lawmakers: “We need change, because even if it doesn’t affect you, it affects us..."
"...“This year, ASA is aiming to raise $75,000 and I hope to help them get to that level,” says Grier. She’s also excited about screening her iconic film with women from ASA’s Women Rising Project, which supports HIV+ women through various types of education, connection, advocacy, and leadership opportunities..."
"...Every aspect of Austin and Travis County's sexual assault response system is under-resourced, according to a communitywide needs assessment released this month by the region's Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team. The 74-page report, compiling data sources and interviews with 24 survivors and 51 professionals in law enforcement, advocacy, social work, education, and health care, reveals that two-thirds of those working with assault survivors feel they don't have the time needed to "adequately address" their workload, and 94% believe the law does not fully address the crime of sexual assault..."
"...I was working as an actor, and I was able to get my Equity card in those four years, and I was mildly successful, right? At the same time, I owe a portion of my success to the Austin arts community – to St. Edward’s University, to people that I worked with like David Stahl and the actors who have inspired me and shown me that it was a viable means of a career, to my educators, to people like Ginger Morris and Michael McKelvey, and to Summer Stock Austin and programs that I participated in that really gave me a passion for theatre and, most importantly, the education I needed to be successful..."
"...Four years and two failed textbooks later, the Texas State Board of Education finally agreed to provide public high schools with Mexican-American elective curriculum standards in a final vote cast Friday, April 13, a historic step for the state...."
"...It took a while for it to become so influential. Living in an Islamic country was a tremendous education for me..."