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High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
"...Sanchez, Widen, Zavala Middle Schools: Martin, Mendez High Schools: Eastside Memorial, International High..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD’s Big Balancing Act
The Austin Independent School District is considering bringing a $1 billion bond to voters in November. That's a lot of money. What all would it do? And can the package keep everybody happy?
"...• Eastside Memorial at the Johnston Campus would move to the..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Ted Gordon Believes
Is it too late to fix the AISD bond package?
"...are." Gordon went on, "When we get through moving Eastside to Old Anderson, we will have three high schools..."

June 23, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

AISD to Consider Ridding School Names of Confederate Legacy
AISD Board in the process of crafting a mechanism that allows for renaming schools upon public request
"...Elementary, Sidney Lanier High, John H. Reagan High, and Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus), Teich noted..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD High Schools Hit Target
TEA results for Austin improved from last year
" Last year, four of AISD's high schools – Eastside Memorial, International, LBJ, and Travis – were classified as..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
Mack Brown, Meria Carstarphen, and the rest of the gang
"...2) A New Future for Eastside Memor­ial After years under constant threat of closure, the..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Community-Backed Charter in Travis Heights Goes to the Board
As AISD considers dumping one charter, a new one is floated
"...As the Austin Independent School Dis­trict considers showing one Eastside in-district charter school the door, trustees are considering opening..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Kicking Around an IDEA
Board punts charter vote to Dec. 19
"...board collapsed into animosity over the proposal to turn Eastside Memorial High School and Allan Elementary into an in-district..."

Dec. 16, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

IDEA Partnership Can Work
"..."Not Everyone Keen on Charter IDEA" [News, Nov. 11]: Eastside neighborhood parents and Austin school leaders recently took a..."

Nov. 16, 2011 Postmarks

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 17-24
"...COMMUNITY DINNER TO DISCUSS EASTSIDE SCHOOL Listen to a proposal to lease the former..."

March 18, 2011 News Column

It's a Bad Idea
"...I teach students from Allan and Govalle in the Eastside vertical alignment. I work at O. Henry Middle School,..."

Jan. 31, 2012 Postmarks

AISD Approves Its Big IDEA, 6-3
Board ignores overwhelming opposition to charter proposal
"...board of trustees voted 6-3 to hand over the Eastside Memorial Vertical Team to IDEA Public Schools to run..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Four Open Seats, and Many Demands for Change at AISD
School board shakeup
"...seeking reelection in this solidly Latinx district, which includes Eastside Memorial High School and Martin and Mendez middle schools...."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Austin ISD Still Stymied by Confederate Names
A school by any other name ...
"...(named for a Con­federate general), has been delayed until Eastside Memorial High School is relocated out of there next..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD: Back to Basics
A vision for the district, and renaming Confederate schools
"...Eastside Memorial High School, currently housed at Johnston High School..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Design for Living
Fusebox Festival creates a pop-up village as part of its thinkEAST Living Charrette
"...crime, basically. So we paired with some students from Eastside Memorial High School that we met through our connections..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

AISD Accountability: Good News and Bad
New rating system poses challenges for educators, stakeholders alike
"...are back on the list. Three high schools – Eastside Memorial, LBJ, and Travis – missed targets for a..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Declaration of Independence
Zavala Elementary and Principal Sean Fox are succeeding at going their own way
"...spent his entire professional career in the often troubled Eastside Memorial Vertical Team: first as a special-ed teacher at..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

In the Name of Ann Richards
AISD's School for Young Women Leaders is a district showcase – does its glittering reputation hide a darker side for teachers and students?
"...part because the board has been so preoccupied with Eastside Memorial and other more obviously troubled campuses. However, he..."

Aug. 30, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
School finance lawsuits, AISD board shakeup, and more
"...contract with IDEA Public Schools to take over the Eastside Memorial vertical team, and approving a new in-district charter..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD: The IDEA Debate in Full
Four hours to spare? Monday's board meeting for your viewing pleasure
"...would keep IDEA at Allan, rather than expanding into Eastside Memorial High School. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen has been instructed..."

Dec. 6, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Life and Death of Schools
Educational warrior Diane Ravitch takes on the "school reform" movement
"...Sept. 30, she'll be holding a public meeting at Eastside Memorial High School; she's been following the plans to..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

On Having Heart
Reagan Principal Anabel Garza just wants time
"...School, and we lived on the same campus as Eastside [Memorial], and so I knew what I wanted to..."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

IDEA Still Trying To Fill Seats
New charter school has lost some of its recruits
"...problems on the boycott organized by Pride of the Eastside and said he was disappointed that local children would..."

July 13, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Quote of the Week
"..."When you say Eastside Memorial is a failure, you're saying I'm a failure,..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Column

TEA Rankings: AISD Improving
Only one campus marked academically unacceptable
"...last year to only one – Green Tech at Eastside Memorial – in 2010. The weirdness there is that,..."

July 30, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

"...Johnston High School's new name, and the winner is: Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus; see "Eastside..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature

What's Johnston Now?
East Austin high gets new name
"...former Johnston High, and gone with (drum roll please) Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus...."

Aug. 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Plantation at Comal Bluff
Sneed House ruins tell a story beneath and behind modern Austin
"...the Capitol Building, location of both the Confederate Soldiers Memorial (erected in 1903 on the south side) and the..."

May 23, 2014 News Feature by Sam Ramos

La Lotería Returns
Beloved mural to be restored
"...The restoration of the Eastside's iconic Lotería mural, which was recently painted over during..."

July 10, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

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