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"...28, 1998. Austin, however, hosted its first TDOR vigil in 2002 in Republic Square Park, and the Transgender Education Network of Texas has sponsored the event each year since 2003..."
"...According to district officials, AISD instruction about reproduction, puberty, and relationships has not been updated in 12 years, as opposed to the three- to six-year revision of content in other subjects. The district hopes to modernize its offerings with a curriculum based on the National Sexuality Education Standards, which take a broader and more inclusive approach to "sex-ed" by, for example, using gender-neutral terms beginning in seventh grade when describing human anatomy..."
"...As Hillary Clinton accepted an award for public service at the University of Texas Tuesday night, the State Board of Education voted to keep – for now – the divisive-but-dedicated public servant in the Texas social studies curriculum. In a meeting that lasted over 10 hours, the SBOE also reversed course and reinstated Helen Keller and Texas' Women Airforce Service Pilots back into the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills – the state standards that instruct teachers on what students should be taught...."
"...Trans Day of Remembrance Honoring the 20th TDOR, started in 1999 to observe the 1998 murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Mass. But this year, Transgender Education Network of Texas has teamed up with allgo to do something new..."
"...Gordon served one term on the AISD board before losing by 23 points to LaTisha Anderson; he will depart with recognition as a committed figure who carried noble, oppositional, and often unsuccessful ideas to the dais concerning ways to improve public education for the city's black and brown children. He was the only African-American trustee throughout his term, as Anderson will be now...."
"...SBOE Turns Back: After initially removing Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from state social studies curricula, the State Board of Education reversed course on Tuesday amid major backlash. A final vote should take place Friday (see "SBOE Gets Schooled on Women," Nov..."
"...Earlier this week, the Mayor's Committee for People With Disabilities heard a presentation on the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, and raised concerns about dockless enforcement specifically. Staff acknowledged there's a need for improvement, mostly because of a lack of education..."
"...Thomas was careful to note that the task force would not recommend which campuses should be closed, only that it was looking at a "greater number of schools that could be closed" and that "every single corner of the district has to re-evaluate how we are delivering education" – implying the school board should not just look to underenrolled Eastside schools for closure or consolidation. And by adjusting district boundaries to boost underenrolled schools and relieve overcrowded campuses (most of which are on AISD's western side), the district could both erode historical East/West segregation and reduce the number of closures needed to stabilize the district budget...."
"...Gay conversion therapy is all about the destruction of the self, a mental, philosophical, and allegedly spiritual re-education camp that would do Pol Pot proud in terms of its sheer repetitive insistence on denial of a person’s reality. Australian director and actor Edgerton, frequently working alongside his brother Nash, has been drawn to the dark side of humanity as far back as their 2008 Sundance short "Spider" (check it out on Vimeo), that same year’s claustrophobic The Square, and the brilliant Ozploitation classic Animal Kingdom..."
"...Dear Editor, I am deeply concerned about the recent budget cuts in funding for public schools that have grown to be a problem and do not show any signs of slowing down. ["Texas Education Agency on the Money," News, Sept..."
"..."I am humbled by the 72,000 Austin voters who helped our grassroots campaign," she said. "Our children are our future, and their education should not be political – it should be a priority."..."
"...Texas Parent PAC is celebrating "a very good night for public education in Texas!" Lege candidates the group endorsed went 42-13 on Tuesday, knocking off six incumbents they saw as unfriendly to the cause of improving public education for all Texans. The winners include 16 freshmen who'll take seats in January, and the only incumbent they lost – moderate Dallas Republican Linda Koop – was beaten by liberal Dem Ana-Maria Ramos, who listed public education as her first campaign issue...."
"...Scorpio Fest Getcher Scorpio freak on with Zane Zena and more to raise money for Transgender Education Network of Texas. Mon., Nov..."
"...On that score, we'll wait, watch, and duck-and-cover. Simply watching Trump's public performance juxtaposed with that of Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi a bit later in the day is an education in the responsibilities of public officials..."
"...Dear Editor, I am the great-grandniece of Helen Keller (1880-1968), and vice president of Education at the Helen Keller Foundation. I was saddened to learn Texas was considering omission of Helen Keller from the required curriculum for third-grade children – even as Time magazine recently named her one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century..."
"..."I feel great. I'm very proud of the people in HD 46; they've needed representation in the Lege who wouldn't just fight, but deliver, on taxes, education, affordability and reproductive rights." During that lengthy campaign, Cole's father died; she recalls that among the last things he told her was, "I want you to be tough..."
"...“I made a stupid mistake. Carmen did not approve or see the email.” But the Evite caused a minor panic within opponent Arati Singh’s camp; Tilton asked Dell to take it down, but on Friday hit Singh for accepting “thousands in PAC and out of state money to pay consultants.” Singh said she was “proud” to have the support of the local teachers union, Education Austin, and that she works “with the best professionals in the field” along with volunteers, because “the nearly 80,000 students of Austin ISD are worth it.”..."
"...For Sorola, it's a way for people to exchange idea in the holiday season, and to learn about the reality for individuals. He himself admits that, even though he grew up in Eagle Pass, and used to walk across into Mexico all the time as a kid, making the documentary was also an education for him..."
"...The Austin ISD Board of Trustees approved plans on Monday night to improve academic performance at four schools which received an "improvement required" – or "IR" – designation from the Texas Education Agency through the state's accountability system. When a campus is rated IR, the Texas Education Code requires the school district to develop a "Targeted Improvement Plan" with detailed strategies and goals aimed at improving the school's performance in the next year's ratings...."
"...1) Best place to talk like a turtle: Kudos to Sea Turtle, Inc. (www.seaturtleinc.org) of South Padre Island on their new multimillion-dollar Education Complex..."
"...Perhaps anticipating pushback, district officials noted that parents could opt out of individual lessons or of the curriculum altogether. Whatever the new standards, the curriculum will remain abstinence-focused, as is required by the Texas Education Code...."
"...2) On April 5, Pickett began a continuing education video by saying, "We're videoing it, so I was given directions to ... swear a little less..."
"...Steve Adler https://www.adlerforaustin.com ENDORSEMENTS: AFSCME, Asian American PAC, Austin Board of Realtors, Austin Central Labor Council, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Firefighters Association PAC, Austin/Travis County EMS Employees Association PAC, AURA, Austin Progressive Coalition, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, BikeAustin, Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Clean Water Action, Dove Springs Proud, Education Austin, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), North by Northwest Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans (Austin), Texas Vote Environment PAC, University Democrats, Western Wilco Democrats, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Workers Defense Action Fund, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods..."
"..."Our lives are just as human and real as our cisgender counterparts," Emmett Schelling, the executive director of the Transgender Education Network of Texas, says in response to the Trump administration's latest attack on the trans community. According to The New York Times, the Department of Health and Human Services wants to establish a legal and small-minded definition of sex – "as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with ....."
"...Dear Editor, Regarding your Austin ISD board Place 9 recommendation ["Chronicle Endorsements," Oct. 19]: I find it interesting that you've opted to ignore the endorsements of Education Austin (the teachers' union), the Greater Austin National Women's Political Caucus, and nearly 20 other local progressive endorsements (Austin Tejano Democrats, South Austin Democrats, University Democrats, Austin Progressive Coalition, and so many more) for Arati Singh in your own Place 9 endorsement. To put it simply: I'm sure the candidate you endorsed is a good person and a capable candidate..."
"...I did two years of research before I started drawing the first chapter, and it wasn't until I had about 200 pages behind me that I realized why I had chosen this subject: I needed to educate myself about the circumstances that led up to to World War II and the Holocaust. So the book, in many ways, was a self-education...."
"...Calling all beer lovers! The Brewer’s Table continues its four week Beer School, and, although you might have thrown back enough Natty Light back in the day for your actual postsecondary education to qualify as the same thing, in this Beer School you’ll actually learn about beer. Laura Christie, certified Cicerone and owner of Hopsimath Beer Education will be hosting two more classes – October 22: Hops & Yeast and October 29: Adjuncts & Wood – inviting guests to explore the elements of beer through an interactive experience that builds sensory memory and vocabulary, with each hour-long class covering a specific element of beer brewing matched with a recommended three-beer flight to deliciously reinforce the evening’s lesson...."
"...20 and 21 from noon to 3pm. The event will offer education about the building’s history as well as a community art project and a digital time capsule...."
"...The Librandi family has been growing and producing Calabrian wines for generations, and Paolo Librandi will be joining Il Brutto’s Executive Chef Erind Halilaj in the restaurant’s private dining room as they discuss the lore and terroir of Calabrian wine and cuisine. Tickets are $65 per person and include wine, dinner, and a little education...."
"...Having starred on a popular reality TV show in Sweden, Anderson continues to receive invites back to Scandinavia for Pride celebrations. While you might not be able to witness her Swedish celebrity status in action, you can catch her at Texas State University in San Marcos giving a lecture on transgender medicine and education Thursday, Oct..."
"...He started working at Earth Native Wilderness School, teaching both kids and adults survival skills (like how to build a fire and identify wilderness medicine), and led similar classes and edible plant walks at the Austin Nature & Science Center. It was there that he met Coplin, who was running the center's naturalist workshop after returning from college in Colorado and leading environmental education experiences in the Everglades, on the East Coast, and in Dallas...."
"...The Austin Parks and Recreation Dept. is kicking off its 23rd Annual "Totally Cool, Totally Art" afterschool program next week, providing quality art education at neighborhood rec centers for kids grade 7-12, two afternoons a week, starting Oct..."
"...A former preschool teacher, Ashy is a strong advocate for early childhood education, which she sees as key to closing achievement gaps between white students and their African-American and Latinx peers. "We need to take a targeted approach to helping struggling students," Ashy said..."
"... [image-2] Help Your Community Get real at State Farm’s Neighborhood of Good. To get some perspective on music education, hunger relief, and at-risk youth, stop by each of the Neighborhood of Good’s four trailers and partake in a different activity – write encouraging notes to teens and get an airbrush tattoo, help assemble instruments and food packages, as well as scooping some “helpful” festival swag and charging your phone..."
"...Margrethe Vestager (Cities, Government & Politics) Margrethe Vestager is European Union Commissioner for Competition. She previously served as Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior (2011–14) and Minister for Education (1998–2001) of Denmark, and as President of the ECOFIN Council (2012)..."
"...Also at the top of people's minds is public education – "they don't want vouchers, and they want to take care of retired teachers." Finally, he mentions infrastructure needs, especially in and near Houston after Hurricane Harvey. "People are only now getting back to the status quo before the storm, and they worry that [the dams] are not going to withstand catastrophic failure."..."
"...Kennedy said it's the "kitchen-table issues" that are motivating TX-17 voters, and "cut across the political spectrum – the economy, health care, education – and they all say they don't feel represented in Washington." Immigration is also high on the list, he added, but even in that instance, his polling found that 48% think it's [the border wall] a bad idea, and only 44% support it. "It's a symbolic issue, politically inflammatory to motivate the base..."
"..."There are many other issues that I care about," he concludes, "from immigration, to fighting drug companies, to education. ....."
"...[S]o it was pretty rad that @KUT ... compensated us for that," education reporter Claire McInerny tweeted..."
"...Emmett Schelling, the Executive Director of the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT), addresses the crowd..."
"...is hosting an event on Friday, Oct. 5 in the tap room supporting the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES); the brewery will donate $1 to RAICES for every pint sold..."
"...Coffee With Dr. Z Nicolazzo Assistant professor of Trans Studies in Education at University of Arizona talks to the GSC before hir 11:30am lecture..."
"...As part of Flett's vision to "make dance more accessible, not only in performance, but also education," she and DiFranco are hosting two master class dance sessions on Sunday. Participants who sign up via Facebook learn dance techniques using TC Superstar's choreography..."
"...For the city elections, public forums are multiplying and candidates are proclaiming organizational endorsements. Thus far, incumbent Mayor Steve Adler's list includes labor groups AFSCME Local 1624 (city and Travis County employees), the Central Labor Council, the Firefighters and EMS PACs, Education Austin, and the Workers Defense Action Fund..."
"...23, Hive Arts Collective set up camp at the historic Elizabet Ney Museum in Hyde Park for Portraiture in the Park. The free, family-friendly event combined food, music, and art activities, continuing the all-women group’s mission of arts education, advocacy, and inclusiveness...."
"...The Texas Education Agency will seek about $3.5 billion less in funding for public schools through 2021, according to a legislative appropriations request issued by the agency last week...."
"...The State Board of Education on Friday, Sept. 14, tentatively approved new standards for social studies students in public schools across the state..."
"...Several of Gordon's fellow trustees expressed a willingness to explore the proposals, and AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz put out a statement last week that reads, in part: "Austin ISD is committed to providing the best education for all students and ... We acknowledge there is still work to do when it comes to equity and we encourage constructive engagement around this issue."..."
"...There's a mystery about who directed Sex Madness. Part potboiler, part peep show, part photo gallery of weeping syphilitic wounds, the sleazy little health education movie from 1938 has been attributed in many circles to Dwain Esper, mainly that seems to be because he made a coterie of equally scummy hygiene flicks like "How to Undress in Front of Your Husband" and Hitler's Strange Love Life! But with no credits for this 51 minutes of ghoulish sexploitation, it's hard to know definitively..."