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Battling for Music, History, and Learning
Juneteenth Battle of the Bands competition harkens back to days when marching bands enjoyed a celebrated place in Austin's black community, and creates opportunity for greater future African-American involvement in school bands.
"...black Austinites. (The old Anderson High became the district's Alternative Learning Center; AISD later named a Northwest high school..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Learning to Be in the Moment, Even When the Moment Sucks
Meditation isn't just for monks; center yourself and relieve stress
"...to reimagine your reality through your practice as an alternative to asking for worldly help you need and deserve...."

Oct. 2, 2020 Features Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Alternative Signals
UT Student-run KVR-TV
"...and assembling their heavy camera gear to the Erwin Center, a student crew is primed to broadcast the Lady..."

May 9, 1997 Screens Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Learning From Our Mistakes
Free, but not exonerated, Fran and Dan Keller are the victims of a continuing injustice
"...that never happened at Fran's Oak Hill Day Care center. As he wrote in an unsuccessful request that the..."

March 11, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Learning from Copenhagen
Upcoming blogs on climate action in Denmark
"...of the reporting will relate back to “green” and alternative energy initiatives in Austin, such as the Pecan Street..."

Sept. 29, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Learning From Denver
More insights from the Congress for the New Urbanism
"...a way that is healthy for its economy, supports alternative modes of transportation, and maintains the integrity of neighborhoods."..."

July 3, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Will AISD Crack Down on Special Ed?
Advocates decry district's trend from 'disability' to 'discipline'
"...two per classroom. More than half have emotional or learning disabilities, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, impairments that can..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

AISD: How Much Single-Sex Is Enough?
AISD hires a principal for a new boys' middle school as plans for a boys' academy appear to be on hold
"...to convert the Ridgeview campus, currently serving as the Alternative Learning Center. But that spending was to be underwritten..."

May 31, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Board Approves Sex Segregation
AISD board approves three single-sex schools on Eastside
"...the old Anderson campus, now home to the district's Alternative Learning Center. The board has warned that the district..."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Open Embargo, Find Plan
Carstarphen's AISD reveals a process inside a plan inside an embargo
"...with members of the media at the Carruth Administration Center to brief them on that evening's meeting of the..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Chartered Well ... and Badly
The experience of charter schools is mixed, at best
"...who had come from Dallas to work at AISD's Alternative Learning Center, a school for kids with discipline problems...."

April 4, 2003 News Feature

AISD Releases Facility Recommendations
Superintendent will ask for two charters, more
"...Radical proposals here. – Pre-K-8 at Webb – Pre-K center at Dobie, drawing on kids from Graham and Hart..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Sterling Lands' New Mission
Sterling Lands II and the Eastside Social Action Coalition fight for equity in Austin's public schools.
"...school level, where offenses that land kids in the Alternative Learning Center campuses (where behavior problems are addressed) vary..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Public Notice: Ted Talks
AISD trustee lays it on the line about LBJ / LASA
"...to be built on the site of the current Alternative Learning Center, the old Anderson High in East Austin,..."

Feb. 17, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

AISD Administration Proposes Changes for 2012
A breakdown of what's in store for the next school year
"...would be converted into a prekindergarten through eighth grade center, and the sixth graders from Barrington and Brown elementaries..."

Dec. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the city Zoning and Platting Commission for its planned Supercenter projects at I-35 and Slaughter and on Ben White...."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Late Meeting Leads to Big School Investment
Everyone should vote on $4.6 billion investments close to 3am, correct?
"...the new Mueller Middle School; fast-tracking rebuilding of the Alternative Learning Center (formerly L.C. Anderson High) as a combination..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD
Rejected by AISD, Community Education Partners blames an academic paper – and sues its author
"...a private firm, Community Education Partners, to run an alternative education center for underachieving kids. The board said thanks,..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Carrying the Burden
During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
"...enough to meet demands; new upscale restaurants and shopping centers blossom all over the Central Texas area while unemployment..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

AISD to Consider Charters and Communities Tonight
Agenda a complex dance between trustees, neighborhoods and employees
"...– Fine Arts Program - Any Given Child Creative Learning Initiative..."

Dec. 17, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What's in the Report?
"...PTA President Amelia Duron suggested, rather than closing the city-center campus, actively promoting it to Downtown workers. "We have..."

May 27, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Nov. 19-24
"...RELIGION & POLITICS TALK Center for Inquiry presents Robert Jensen discussing his movement from..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature

AISD Goes Global
Johnston High School welcomes immigrant students and makes waves in the neighborhood
"...clear that many in the district administration agree. "Smaller learning communities" will likely play a key role in a..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Options for Allan: What & When?
"...• New Alternative Learning Center campus..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Allan Elementary Public Meetings Begin
Public meeting at Eastside Memorial tonight
"...Start date: 2015. Academic models proposed include a Pre-K center, dual language campus, a new home for the Alternative..."

Oct. 16, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Hoover Alexander and the Soular Food Garden
A whole new take on soul food
"...created the circumstances to realize a long-standing dream: a food-centered, outdoor community space in the neighborhood where he grew..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Food Feature by MM Pack

Kicking Around an IDEA
Board punts charter vote to Dec. 19
"...annual academic and facility recommendations. Some, like closing the Alternative Learning Center (long considered an academic gulag for difficult..."

Dec. 16, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Names Dr. Stephanie Elizalde as Lone Superintendent Finalist
Trustees poised to select new district leader within days
"...said Elizalde also discussed suspension data and the district's Alternative Learning Center, which could prepare her to address the..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

AISD and City: Let’s Work Together!
Looking for mutually beneficial uses for publicly owned land
"...housing, but the district opted instead to locate its Alternative Learning Center at the site. Moreau said the experience..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin ISD Still Stymied by Confederate Names
A school by any other name ...
"...is now used as a space for the district's Alternative Learning Center; Sidney Lanier High School in North Central..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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