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Who Killed Porter Middle School?
The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.
"...A school died in Austin this week. The causes were definitely..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

What Follows Five Years of Failure at Mendez Middle School?
Making the grade
" part of its new A-F accountability system, five schools in the Austin Independent School District received failing grades...."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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"
" 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

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

The Next Round of School Reform
AISD focuses again on Eastside schools
"...There's a consensus in the Austin Inde­pendent School District: The schools in East Austin should get the..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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. They will..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: No Classes Until April 3, Preparing for Distance Learning
Schools to provide curbside meals at 14 sites amid COVID-19 concerns
"...The Austin Independent School District, which today began its scheduled spring break, announced..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

AISD Board OKs District’s Largest Bond Package Ever
Chasing equity
"...Last Thursday, Aug. 11, the Austin Inde­pendent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the largest bond..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Volunteer Program May Help Teachers With COVID-19 Risks
Union and district close to finalizing a program allowing more teachers at some campuses to stay home
"...campus this fall, although numbers are higher at elementary schools...."

Dec. 11, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Public Notice: The FABPAC Reaches Out
Plus: Calling all filmmakers, landscape architects, dog & car lovers
"...The Austin Independent School Dis­trict's in-progress update of their Facility Master Plan made..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

AISD Explores Its Options
AISD has at least 10 properties it could be making better use of
"...Did you know that the Austin Indepen­dent School District has 12 apartments at the Carruth Administration Center..."

April 8, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Three Plans for Four Eastside Schools
Four schools, three very different plans
"...Eastside Memorial High School..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Meet the AISD Bonds
A thumbnail introduction to the $890 million bond package on the May 11 ballot
" the state of Texas – the Austin Independent School District's "needs list," accumulated over the past year by..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

AISD Struggling With Capacity
Redrawing all school boundaries inevitable, but not imminent
"...the next few years: A complete redrawing of every school's attendance zone...."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
" comparing the investigation to a movie about high school cheerleading Headlines• The U.S. Department of Justice announced on..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature

Public Notice: Imagine That
Land development code draft ready at last
"...At the same time, the Austin Indepen­dent School District proceeds with their own version of city planning,..."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Fun Is Where You Find It
Some things to look forward to(?) this summer
" the editorial meeting, my mind immediately went to school bonds and CodeNEXT meetings, and City Coun­cil's hiatus-followed-by-budget-rush, and..."

May 19, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

News Ticker: June 5
All the news that's fit to blog
"...been charged in last week's acid bomb incident at Burnet Middle School. No name was released because the suspect..."

June 5, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

AISD Taking Offers on Underused Properties
Four buildings plus 75 acres up for new uses
"...Warehouse) • 1.234 acres at Doris and Hathaway (opposite Burnet Middle School) • 31.987 acres at US Hwy 183..."

Oct. 3, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

News Ticker: May 31
All the news that's fit to blog
" broke that an acid bomb was found at Burnet Middle School...."

May 31, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Austin and the 7-10 Split
Candidates in west and west-central districts find common cause
"...neighboring 7. It has some of Austin's most well-established middle class neighborhoods – Crestview, Allandale – but it also..."

July 22, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Malfaro Moves On
Education Austin president leaves after decadelong tenure
"...Teachers. Rae Nwosu, vice president for classified employees, and Burnet Middle School teacher Ken Zarifis will take over as..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Neighborhood Watch
Sustainable Neighborhoods group advocates 'family-friendly' north side development
"...First, the polar bear. Next, families with children near Burnet Road...."

March 22, 2013 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Don't Forget the Children
AISD races and bond proposals
"...retires next year, another longstanding figure in Austin Independent School District will step down: District 3 trustee Johna Edwards...."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

No Child Left Behind
Schools do improve – just not all of them at the same time
"...No Child Left Behind may be controversial, but school districts still have to operate within its punitive restrictions..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...with an executive order mandating the HPV vaccination of school-age girls. Both legal and medical questions remain; see "On..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature

Home From Home
Austin opens arms to New Orleans 'guests,' longing to return
"...Like so many others, the middle-aged couple had tried to ride out the storm at..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• House Bill 2, the school finance bill, moved out of committee. See "School Finance..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...• Education Austin leader and Small Middle School teacher Michael Poliakoff has filed a lawsuit against..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature

AISD Announces Transfer Freezes
Number of schools stays the same, but names change.
"...With school class size a major issue for the proposed Austin..."

Jan. 15, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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