Austin schoolteachers and staff appeared Tuesday before the Austin Independent School District board seeking a few more shillings in their modest paychecks, a request the board may punt to local voters in a "rollback" election in November.
"Wacky" is the word most used to describe the State Board of Education's decision last week to pass a new English reading standard that social conservatives cooked up in the dark of night, catching some board members flat-footed when handed the "cut and paste" document a couple of hours before the vote.
AISD board trustee Cheryl Bradley takes the lead this weekend at a rally opposing the closing of Johnston High School; see Happenings.
Think globally; act locally. Austin's Asian community is redoubling its efforts to help hundreds of thousands of survivors of the May 12 earthquake, and subsequent aftershocks, in Southwest China.
The state keeps digging a bigger hole for itself in its fight to retain custody of the children it removed from a breakaway Mormon sect compound; see "Those Mothers!"
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