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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

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

July 6, 2001 Column

Forgione Says Follow the Blueprint
Forgione takes his Blueprint on the road, but is everyone buying?
" 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

Hurricane Kids Hit Austin Schools
AISD promises to meet evacuees' needs
" return from the first day of school at Blackshear Elementary...."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor 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

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

Other Worlds Review: When I Consume You
Childhood trauma attracts dark forces in this supernatural drama
"...angry still, and in the opening scenes of Perry Blackshear's supernatural family drama When I Consume You their bond..."

Dec. 9, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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"
"...Maplewood, for instance, would be reinvested into Campbell and Blackshear...."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

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

Holy Uproar Over Eastside Teardown
Neighborhood fights demolition of former Eastside convent
"...$200,000. But community members oppose the demolition, and the Blackshear Neighborhood Association has passed a resolution supporting historic zoning,..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

No Bilingual Blueprint?
Forgione's new blueprint attracts critics who worry it will mean the end of the dual language program.
"...and Pearce, the plan will be adopted at Sims, Blackshear, and Oak Springs elementaries, and at Dobie Middle School...."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

The Other Kirk Watch
Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk returns home to Austin to pitch his senate bid … and inadvertently "retires" Glen Maxey.
" 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

Urban Removal?
East 11th and 12th Get Plowed
"...five of six neighborhoods near the ARA's boundaries -- Blackshear/Prospect Hill, Chestnut Hill, Kealing, Guadalupe, and Swede Hill --..."

Nov. 17, 1995 News Feature

Community Gardens to Fulfill Your Secret Farmer Fantasy
Local veggie spots and how to get a plot of your own
" waiting list, and anyone can join, just contact It's $50 per season or $100 per year (sliding..."

Oct. 27, 2018 Food Post by Melanie Laporte

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

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

AISD Accountability: Good News and Bad
New rating system poses challenges for educators, stakeholders alike
"...the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, plus Blackshear, Graham, Gullet, Hart, Reilly, and Zilker elementary schools –..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Who Benefits From a Reconnected Austin?
"...the Cherrywood Neighborhood Association. Both groups, along with the Blackshear/Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association and Organization of Central East Austin..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The Daily Hustle: 12/10/10
The Marshall debate, in speakers own words
" name is Rudolph Williams. I'm the president of Blackshear neighborhood association. We have not taken a position on..."

Dec. 10, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Forgione Now Suggests Closing Becker and Oak Springs Outright
"Repurposing" has turned into "closure."
"...of a school-improvement "blueprint" program, both Oak Springs and Blackshear (where many Oak Springs students would attend if their..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Lights Out After School?
If federal funding gets cut, AISD could lose after-school programs
"...a pep rally the district held last Thursday at Blackshear Elementary to show the importance of keeping "the lights..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Here Today, There Tomorrow
Austin ISD Schools grapple with high student turnover – and all its consequences
" in Northwest, has a 2.6% rate. But at Blackshear, where 96% of students are economically disadvantaged, the mobility..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Hard Luck in Heritage Heights
Renters in Eastside housing project feel misled, misused by the city.
"...razed pursuant to a city urban-renewal plan for the Blackshear area adopted in the 1970s; the SCIP I developers..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Jessica Chapman

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

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

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

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