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AISD Board Votes to Close Four Austin Elementary Schools
Despite public outcry, Brooke, Pease, Sims, and Metz all to shutter
"...Four Austin ISD elementary schools will close next year, following a 6-3 vote..."

Nov. 19, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

AISD Board Votes to Close Four Austin Elementary Schools
Despite public outcry, Brooke, Pease, Sims, and Metz all to shutter

Nov. 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

What's Next for Allan Elementary?
IDEA was sent packing – now AISD and the neighborhood face the school's 'repurposed' future
"...Allan Elementary School is gone, and will not reopen as a..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Elementary School Shuffle
"...Monday to reduce overcrowding at Linder and Walnut Creek elementary schools. The plan will shrink the attendance boundary for..."

Feb. 14, 2008 News Post by Michael May

AISD Delays Plans to Close Eight Schools
Advocates push to save Pease, Brooke
"...Changes released Friday, Nov. 1: Metz, Sims, Pease, and Brooke elementary schools...."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Campuses Still Closed, But Not (Yet) for Sale
What to do with Austin's closed elementary schools?
"...School Changes process in late 2019 that closed four elementary campuses, three of them in disadvantaged East Austin neighborhoods,..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Opinion: AISD Is Perpetuating a Historic Racial Dividing Line
Annika Olson of UT-Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis urges AISD to reconsider its School Changes plan for elementary school closures
"...Independent School District (AISD) voted to close Metz, Sims, Brooke, and Pease Elementary Schools. Three of these four schools..."

March 20, 2020 Column by Annika Olson

A Declaration of Independence
Zavala Elementary and Principal Sean Fox are succeeding at going their own way
"...student stole a book from the library at Zavala Elementary. "It was a big deal," he said. "Normally, it's..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Allan Rising
The Allan Early Childhood Center is home to a flourishing collection of nonprofits
"...Independent School District handed the beloved but under-enrolled Allan Elementary over to a charter school group in 2012, the..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Closing Schools Won't Fix AISD Budget
We have the Legislature to thank for this mess
"...of trustees to close nine schools – Barton Hills, Brooke, Joslin, Oak Springs, Ortega, Pease, Sanchez, and Zilker elementaries,..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Feature 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"
"...that determine the paths that Austin students follow from elementary to middle to high school...."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Grief, Anger, Activism Follow AISD’s Move to Close Schools
Lingering questions over unreleased equity report fuel frustration
"...of the Austin Independent School District to close four elementary schools and implement a host of districtwide initiatives, community..."

Nov. 29, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin ISD Leans in to Win Back Families, Boost Enrollment
Every student counts
"...It is 8am, and the Joslin Elementary library is waiting, patiently, for elusive families...."

Aug. 13, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

A New Plan for Austin ISD?
School board elections tee up calls for change – and rebuilding broken trust
"...2017, and then the wildly unpopular closure of four elementary schools last year – has shaped the contours of..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Paul Cruz Steps Down at AISD
Superintendent takes UT post; transition plan still TBD
"...reciprocal, especially among parents at Metz, Pease, Sims, and Brooke elementary schools, who fought tooth and nail for months..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

March 22, 2002 News Feature

AISD Board Considers Futures for Underused Facilities
The district’s property portfolio has become an increasingly pressing matter
"...problem accentuated by the emergency closure of T.A. Brown Elementary in November because its floors were in immediate danger..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

First Night Schedule
"...of Flags," Theatre Action Project, and students from Allison Elementary, Brooke Elementary, Brown Elementary, Maplewood Elementary, Pearce Middle School,..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Arts Feature

School Closings Under Fire
Austinites pack Delco Center to oppose closing of schools
"...ISD's Facility Master Plan Task Force to close several elementary and middle schools...."

Jan. 12, 2011 News Post by Michael King

AISD Notebook
"...of most of these folks. That is, until Casis Elementary School principal Amy Kincaide was transferred this month off..."

June 13, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

IDEA Opt-Out Deadline Friday
Last chance to avoid the Allan takeover
"...the IDEA Public Schools takeover of Austin ISD's Allan Elementary – one affecting students, another hitting teachers – and..."

Feb. 23, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Heavy Mettle
Fact of Life
"...downzoning most of a block of LI-zoned houses near Brooke Elementary...."

March 26, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Welfare Coverage Excellent
"...Quarters Project and the Evening Legal Clinics held at Brooke Elementary School and Webb Middle School are a collaborative..."

July 4, 1997 Column

Public Notice
Unnatural Acts, Part 2
"...History Project to be held twice weekly, Mondays at Brooke Elementary and Wednesdays at Webb Middle School, 6-7pm. The..."

June 27, 1997 Column by Kate X Messer

Art Openings
"...Fri, March 21, 6-9pm. Entertainment provided by Los Inocentes, Brooke Elementary Children's Choir...."

March 14, 1997 News Feature

"...Bob Wall on piano, and we're taking them into Brooke Elementary to sing to the students. It's one of..."

Dec. 1, 1995 Arts Feature

Saving Austin's Schools
Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need
"...Take Norman Elementary in East Austin, which is designed to hold 486..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'If Not Edison -- What?'
Austin Interfaith's Alliance programs represent one alternative to failing AISD schools.
"...would have privatized a cluster of low-performing East Austin elementary schools under the management of the for-profit education corporation..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature by Emily Pyle

The Texas Fine Arts Association's student exhibition "Pop Patriotism" is unexpectedly fascinating and moving, and a long-delayed tribute to operatic legend Jess Walters takes place.
"...a mythic homeland through art. I salute TFAA, teachers Brooke Kirkland of Barbara Jordan Elementary, Hollyana Melear and Mason..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin ISD Delays Its Plans to Close Eight Schools
Four others remain on list as "conversations" continue
"...Changes, released Friday, Nov. 1; Metz, Sims, Pease, and Brooke elementary schools. The first two will close as was..."

Nov. 3, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

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