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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

Forgione Says Follow the Blueprint
Forgione takes his Blueprint on the road, but is everyone buying?
"...is being imposed from above. On Thursday night at Blackshear Elementary, Forgione stressed cooperation and teamwork, but made it..."

May 10, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Will AISD Magnetize Eastside Sixth-Graders?
Kealing Junior High may add a sixth grade -- at the expense of its three Eastside elementary feeder schools.
"...of Kealing's feeder schools -- Campbell, Oak Springs, and Blackshear, which serve the low-income Eastside neighborhoods closest to Kealing...."

Nov. 8, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

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"
"...that determine the paths that Austin students follow from elementary to middle to high school...."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

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.
"...District Superintendent Pat Forgione met with parents at Harris Elementary School, and later at Pearce Middle School, to raise..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

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

July 6, 2001 Column

AISD Accountability: Good News and Bad
New rating system poses challenges for educators, stakeholders alike
"...and Pearce. However, it was good news for Rodriguez Elementary, Dobie Middle, and Lanier High, all of which made..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Blueprint and Blues for AISD
"...and student achievement. Three -- Dobie Middle School, and Blackshear and Oak Springs Elementaries -- had already been designated..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

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

Naked City
"...reform low-performing schools hit a snag this week when Blackshear Elementary, the oldest school on the Eastside, announced amazingly..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Austin's Sustainable Secret
Student-founded Green Is the New Black makes renewable energy at Huston-Tillotson
"...GITNB achieved much. Members worked with kids at nearby Blackshear Elementary School to build gardens on campus. They won..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Lights Out After School?
If federal funding gets cut, AISD could lose after-school programs
"...That's where the Pecan Springs Elementary cheerleaders come in. The Eagles girls, who ranged from..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

AISD's Haves and Have Nots
"...Blackshear Elementary..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature

Making the Most of EAST
Ten tips to help you keep your head in the crush of the East Austin Studio Tour
"...the notable Hops for HOPE or little e.a.s.t at Blackshear Elementary. These sponsored events present hands-on opportunities for engaging..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

Professor Dumpster Wanted a Dialogue – He Got One
Nora Ankrum responds to the bowtie backlash
"...stay in the Dumpster overnight. (The first guest was Blackshear Elementary School Principal Betty Jenkins.) That project has gone..."

March 11, 2015 News Post by Nora Ankrum

News/Print
You'd better believe it!
"...stories of David Rice (Crazy Loco), will stage at Blackshear Elementary on Thursday, March 20, at 7pm. Rice is..."

March 14, 2003 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

The Short Unhappy Life of Sophia King
The APD shooting death of Sophia King was a tragedy waiting to happen.
"...5-year-old, Kearra, were riding bicycles back to Rosewood from Blackshear Elementary School, when Sophia apparently got ahead of the..."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington in the Classroom
"...and took "Currents in Jazz" into Austin classrooms. Palm Elementary music teacher Debbie Tannert, for one, was impressed with..."

Jan. 12, 1996 Music Feature

Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington in the Classroom
"...and took "Currents in Jazz" into Austin classrooms. Palm Elementary music teacher Debbie Tannert, for one, was impressed with..."

Jan. 12, 1996 Music Feature

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

Louis Malfaro and 18 Years of AISD Politics
The teachers' union veteran looks back as he moves forward
"...and started his career as a bilingual teacher at Blackshear Elementary in 1987 – "The year the district did..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Other Kirk Watch
Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk returns home to Austin to pitch his senate bid … and inadvertently "retires" Glen Maxey.
"...to pick up Distinguished Alumnus awards at UT and Blackshear Elementary and to network for his pending run at..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures
School districts distributing free meals for students, parents
"...Blackshear Elementary School Blanton Elementary School Cook Elementary School Dawson..."

March 21, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

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
"...College High School, Crockett Early College High School, Dawson Elementary School, and Pleasant Hill Elementary School; Aug. 5: Anderson..."

July 29, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

AISD Releases Plans for School Closures and Consolidations
12 campuses impacted as district grapples with declining enrollment
"...of them approaching rates of 90% or higher. Pease Elementary, which consists mostly of transfer students from parents who..."

Sept. 5, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Infill On Trial
What's the Verdict on the Latest Central-City Boom?
"...I project had built further along 11th Street in Blackshear. Aesthetically, this may seem stupid, but it's happened all..."

Feb. 14, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
"...• In other AISD news, Pillow Elementary in North Central Austin was one of seven schools..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature

Overenrolled and Underenrolled
AISD's Elementary Schools
"...capacity; 13 of them are over 120% full.Most Underenrolled Elementary SchoolsAllan: 47%..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature

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