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Chronicle Endorsements: Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees
At stake: Place 2, At-Large 8
"...District 2: Jayme Mathias..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

AISD: New South High School(s)?
AISD mulls over a possible South Austin high school
"...The Austin Independent School District has been contemplating a new high..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Candidate Gus Garcia takes on the school district
"...mayor since, he is a former president of the school board. (In fact, he became president when One Tough..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
"...On Nov. 6, voters in the Austin Inde­pen­dent School District won't just be selecting new trustees...."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Signs of Trouble and of Hope at Mendez Middle School
In-district charter seeks to turn around a campus’ longtime struggles
"...Eight months ago, Mendez Middle School in Southeast Austin was taken over by an in-district..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Med School Solution
A medical school, a teaching hospital, and a new health care system?
"...her face spread across the first page of the Austin Amer­ican-Statesman's Metro section. In a Q&A by the paper's..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Back to School
Carstarphen and Austin ISD trustees wrestle over priorities, budget, and power
"...last year after a decade as superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, he left for his successor one..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pearce Middle School to Close
School commissioner announces closure with little warning to district
"...In an announcement that has rocked Austin ISD staff and parents, School Commissioner Robert Scott has..."

July 8, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Creative Classroom Fund
The Arts in Austin ISD get a million-dollar boost
"...Somebody believes that the arts belong in Austin's schools. Just who that is we aren't being told,..."

May 11, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Webb Games
Webb Middle School is a test case for bad public policy vs. community resolve
"...from settled, the public battle to defend Webb Middle School from the blunt and counterproductive logic of "accountability" has..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Austin ISD Receives "B" Grade from Texas Education Agency
District's overall score was 89%
"...The Austin Independent School District received a "B" letter grade from..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

School Closings Under Fire
Austinites pack Delco Center to oppose closing of schools
"...essentially unanimous in opposition to draft proposals by the Austin ISD's Facility Master Plan Task Force to close several..."

Jan. 12, 2011 News Post by Michael King

Austin ISD Budget: $1.4 Billion
Trustees approve budget for 2018-19 school year
"...The Austin Independent School District's Board of Trustees voted Monday night..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Finding Funds for School Mental Health
Foundations help save 16 campus-based clinics
" care facilities that were facing closure in the Austin Independent School District will remain open thanks to partnerships..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: Activate This!
One insider's fight to make 'good old liberal Austin the city it thinks it is'
"...small-business owner currently under contract with the city of Austin, took the witness stand in federal court last week..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

School Scores, School Funds
Board president Mark Williams drills the data
"...Mark Williams, president of Austin Independent School District, is facing a conundrum. How is..."

Aug. 4, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Wages Legal Battle Against SB 4 in Court
Austin filing argues SB 4 violates U.S. Constitution
"...As promised, the city of Austin has begun its legal battle against the constitutionality of..."

June 2, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Coca-Cola High School
Marketing at Westlake: It's the Deal Thing
"...illustration by Doug Potter Westlake High School gets a new softball field. Coca-Cola gets exclusive access..."

Aug. 22, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Looking for a School Chief
AISD zigzags its way to a new superintendent
"...It's been 10 years since the Austin Independent School District last searched for a new superintendent,..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City, AISD Look for School Fixes
A vow to work together
"...City is city, and schools are schools, and never the twain shall meet. That..."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What Follows Five Years of Failure at Mendez Middle School?
Making the grade
"...Two weeks ago, when the Texas Education Agency released district and campus scores as part of its new A-F..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

School Funding Bill 'Could Have Been Worse'
Senate Bill 1 on deck for House debate
"...bad news, good news, and worse news for the Austin Independent School District in the Legislature...."

June 10, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: You Think Austin's Weird?
Consider the ballots beyond city limits
"...not receive tax relief as a result of the school tax rate reduction passed in the 79th Legislature, 3rd..."

May 4, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Texas School Funding
Still unconstitutional
"...2004, he told Texas lawmakers that the state's public school-finance system failed to meet the state constitutional requirement to..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

McMoldy High School?
For one McCallum High student, every day is a sick day
"...Deusen pulled her daughter Nika Perry permanently out of school last April – with just a month left until..."

July 10, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

School of Hard Fox
Superintendent Jim Fox Is Far From Warm and Fuzzy
"...1995, members of parent-teacher associations from all over the Austin Independent School District convened at Anderson High School to..."

Dec. 13, 1996 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Back to School
The ledger of candidates for school district trustee
"...who sits on the boards of trustees for the Austin Independent School District and Austin Community College – with..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Big Bucks for High School Redesign
Gates Foundation offers money and experience to AISD
"...As of Monday, Austin Independent School District can add a fifth R to..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Johnston High School Is Dead; Long Live ...?
Johnston High will get a new name and perhaps a new lease on life
"...The death of Johnston High School was a painful, five-year process. But the birth of..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Help Wanted: School Board Candidates
Scarce bids concern education advocates
"...are swarming with wannabe office holders. If only the Austin Inde­pendent School District were so lucky...."

June 13, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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