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Texas Teachers Rally at Capitol for More Funding
Educators show qualified support for HB 3's "Texas Plan"
"...pay and increase state funding for public schools, hundreds of teachers gathered at the Capitol on Monday with concerns..."

March 12, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Teachers Unions File Suit
Believe Senate Bill 1882 will lead to "charterization" of public school system
"...The Texas American Federation of Teachers and Texas State Teachers Association filed..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Farewell to Linda Bridges, Hero of Texas Schools
Teachers union leader passes, leaving legacy of advocacy
"...The first day of the 84th Legislature was marred and overshadowed for many..."

Jan. 14, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Out of the Race to the Top
Legislators, educators respond to lost federal funds
"...in federal Race to the Top education funds, both teachers' bodies and legislators have weighed in on his decision...."

Jan. 14, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Teachers Eye Union Label
Four Texas Teacher Associations Fight for Members
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Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Louis Malfaro and 18 Years of AISD Politics
The teachers' union veteran looks back as he moves forward
"...Louis Malfaro addressed the Austin Independent School District board of trustees for the last time as president of teachers'..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Education of Greg Abbott
Attorney general in hot water over school plan
"...during last session's reproductive rights debate, her earliest high- profile moment was filibustering huge cuts to education in 2011...."

April 11, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry vs. Texas Teachers
Is the governor standing between educators and federal stimulus money?
"...Gov. Rick Perry's diversion last year of federal stimulus cash aimed for schools has prompted Congress..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...Ever put off until tomorrow what you could have done today? Of..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...a child. Yet between No Child Left Behind's culture of high-stakes standardized testing, the reform movement's bullish attitude to..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School of Hard Fox
Superintendent Jim Fox Is Far From Warm and Fuzzy
"...AISD Superintendent Jim Fox On November 1995, members of parent-teacher associations from all over the Austin Independent School..."

Dec. 13, 1996 News Feature by Roseana Auten

The Death of Brad Will
An American reporter films his own murder in Oaxaca, and Mexican and U.S. authorities look the other way
"...Oaxaca, Mexico -- Those of us who report from the front lines of the..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature by John Ross

Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Nov. 6 election
"...The following is a compilation of candidate endorsements from area clubs, unions, and professional organizations..."

Oct. 25, 2018 News Post

Texas House Advances Ambitious School Finance Bill
Teachers’ union celebrates shedding of merit pay provision
"...afternoon. The substitute bill closely resembles the initial version of the bill filed March 5, but with one major..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Jeb! Trains His Energy on Mastery
Please clap for Bush’s ambitious yet familiar SXSW EDU pitch
"...Washington Post education reporter Laura Meckler about the future of K-12 schooling, which the presidential also-ran thinks is a..."

March 5, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Fed School Funding
Teachers' unions say Race to the Top places too much emphasis on testing
"...other states rush to comply with the application terms of the federal Race to the Top grant, Gov. Rick..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bleak Day at SCOTUS for Women, Unions
Hobby Lobby ruling hits reproductive rights, Illinois wings labor
"...Party always had it figured out: The true power of the presidency is in US Supreme Court appointments. Never..."

June 30, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Dropout Problem
Not students, but teachers – AISD struggles to retain qualified educators
"...Two weeks before the first day of school in the Austin Independent School District, the halls..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week "I think it's unfortunate that neither the..."

June 22, 2007 News Feature

A Lesson in Bilingual Education
Middle East biliginual education group breaks new ground
"...people have it far worse. Last week, a delegation of Israeli educators, representing one of the few groups teaching..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Each One, Teach One: AFT's Online Mentoring
The AFT joins the wave of online teaching communities
"...How can young teachers learn from experienced teachers, when there are so few..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

May 4 Election
It's time to pick ACC Board members again.
"...has been in a long time," says Austin Community College/American Federation of Teachers President Myra Bradley of the May..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Cathy Vaughan

Can Edison Pass the AISD Test?
AISD considers hiring Edison Schools Inc. for East Austin.
"...Tonight (Thursday), representatives of the for-profit school management company Edison Schools Inc. appear..."

Jan. 25, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

AFT: "Fund Our Schools"
Teachers rally at Capitol in support of schools
"...teacher voice?" In a packed Capitol rotunda on Monday, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten led a rally..."

March 13, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Quote of the Week: "I've never met a victim of force,..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Top 10 Education Stories
"...The U.S. Department of Education will take more of a backseat in education..."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSWedu: Weingarten and Ravitch on Schools
Highlights from the education conference
"...education intro to the high festival season – kicked off on Monday, March 3, but American Federation of Teachers..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Mixed Farewell to ACC's Fonté
ACC President Richard Fonté steps down and reflects on his administration and its discontents
"...While some people still speak highly of departing Austin Community College President Richard Fonté, it also..."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Your Neighbors, Your Money: ACC Looks for Support
Austin Community College seeks to build support for a tax referendum even as a state audit blasts ACC leaders.
"...per $100 assessed valuation -- potentially a total increase of about $30-$40 for the average Austin homeowner -- and..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Malfaro Moves On
Education Austin president leaves after decadelong tenure
"...baby, I gotta go." After a decade as president of Education Austin, Louis Malfaro is leaving the local teachers'..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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