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Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures
School districts distributing free meals for students, parents
"...As Texas schools prepare to shut down through April 3 – either..."

March 21, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center
“Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"
"...in early June, as part of the Austin Indepen­dent School District's "School Changes" process, parents turned out in force..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Lights Out After School?
If federal funding gets cut, AISD could lose after-school programs
"...AISD has the largest after-school program in Central Texas, serving 13,000 students in 47..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

AISD Releases Plans for School Closures and Consolidations
12 campuses impacted as district grapples with declining enrollment
"...the drafts marks the first major milestone in AISD’s “School Changes” process, which began in January of this year,..."

Sept. 5, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Elementary, My Dear Dramatist
Third graders' tales come alive on the Paramount stage
"...– but not so the budding bards in Austin's elementary schools. Several of them will have their tales performed..."

Dec. 19, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Loving and Fighting
A history of struggle at Blackshear Elementary
"...We love our Blackshear, we love our Blackshear..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Readers weigh in on the criminality of musicians, the integrity of neighborhoods, and more.
"...Blackshear: The Teachers' Tale..."

July 6, 2001 Column

Austin's Sustainable Secret
Student-founded Green Is the New Black makes renewable energy at Huston-Tillotson
"...East Austin native who plans to go to law school when she graduates – says she grew up thinking..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Professor Dumpster Moves Out ... And On
He's leaving the Dumpster to a new, rotating cast of residents
"...paint last week in anticipation of its next guest, Blackshear Elementary School Principal Betty Jenkins, who planned to stay..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

The Short Unhappy Life of Sophia King
The APD shooting death of Sophia King was a tragedy waiting to happen.
"...on the police blotter. She had stayed home from school to accompany a family member to an attorney's office...."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Professor Dumpster Wanted a Dialogue – He Got One
Nora Ankrum responds to the bowtie backlash
"...Over the last year, the Dumpster Project attracted a..."

March 11, 2015 News Post by Nora Ankrum

Black Pumas x 4th Tap, AISD Produce Boxes, Swoop House’s Happy Food, and More Bite-Sized Food News
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...where they’re available: July 29: Akins Early College High School, Crockett Early College High School, Dawson Elementary School, and..."

July 29, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Prof. Dumpster: Fighting for the 1%
Jeff Wilson sets out to prove 'less is more'
"...The Professor also appeals to students. In the spring, Blackshear Ele­ment­ary School fifth graders joined in to test soil,..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Who's Responsible for Financial Aid Woes at H-T?
Students frustrated by delayed aid
"...a lack of communication by university administration regarding the school's financial aid policies, and a possible mismanagement of financial..."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Tashanna Turner

Connie Jo Kirk
"...has been singing since she was a child attending Blackshear Elementary School, and she pours a lifetime of experience..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Will AISD Magnetize Eastside Sixth-Graders?
Kealing Junior High may add a sixth grade -- at the expense of its three Eastside elementary feeder schools.
"...Although the Austin Independent School District is in the midst of a budget crisis,..."

Nov. 8, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Forgione Says Follow the Blueprint
Forgione takes his Blueprint on the road, but is everyone buying?
"...week, AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione visited the six Eastside schools that will adopt his Blueprint plan this fall --..."

May 10, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Hurricane Kids Hit Austin Schools
AISD promises to meet evacuees' needs
"...returned on Monday from their first full day of school at Becker Elementary to their temporary home in the..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

No Bilingual Blueprint?
Forgione's new blueprint attracts critics who worry it will mean the end of the dual language program.
"...On Monday night, Austin Independent School District Superintendent Pat Forgione met with parents at Harris..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Here Today, There Tomorrow
Austin ISD Schools grapple with high student turnover – and all its consequences
"...fall Friday afternoon, a group of teachers from Ridgetop Elementary school, at 51st Street just off Airport, pile into..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

AISD Accountability: Good News and Bad
New rating system poses challenges for educators, stakeholders alike
"...Good news for Austin ISD: 70 of its schools earned a total of 205 Distinction Designations from the..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Blueprint and Blues for AISD
"...Blueprint Monday, as Supt. Pat Forgione announced the six schools to be included in his new program to improve..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
"...AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione's Blueprint plan to reform low-performing schools hit a snag this week when Blackshear Elementary, the..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

AISD's Haves and Have Nots
"..."L" Low-Performing Schools..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature

Louis Malfaro and 18 Years of AISD Politics
The teachers' union veteran looks back as he moves forward
"...On Aug. 23, Louis Malfaro addressed the Austin Independent School District board of trustees for the last time as..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington in the Classroom
"...repute took their craft and its history into inner-city schools -- and the example of some friends in Oregon..."

Jan. 12, 1996 Music Feature

Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington in the Classroom
"...repute took their craft and its history into inner-city schools -- and the example of some friends in Oregon..."

Jan. 12, 1996 Music Feature

Saving Austin's Schools
Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need
"...$1.134 billion package goes to specific neighborhood campuses and schools of choice, as well as relocating the Rosedale special..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...also planning a bike library program at several public schools. YBP is looking for volunteers interested in helping fix..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
"...Concordia University campus site along I-35 – allowing the school to move to Northwest Austin. See "Developing Stories."..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature

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