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Fuller Versus IDEA
Charter school group attacks academic's work, he rebuts
" much of that fight has been over Prof. Edward J. Fuller's analysis of IDEA Public Schools' results in..."

Dec. 8, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fuller Statements Misleading
"...Dear Editor, I read Richard Whittaker’s article “Uncontrolled Experiments” [News, Dec...."

Dec. 13, 2011 Postmarks

Naked City
Five Austin campuses make Newsweek's list of the "best" schools based on AP course offerings; but some say the results are skewed.
"...also getting smarter while the less affluent lag behind? Education researchers have raised that question in response to Newsweek..."

March 24, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

What's at Stake in Austin's Schools?
Austin ISD faces a spring election and a brace of persistent problems
"...of the nine seats on the board will be warmed by a novice tuchus. Add it all up, and..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Johnston High Turns Triplet
AISD moves on plan to divide Eastside school into three smaller 'learning communities'
"...Ram Chops: On Monday, the AISD Board of Trustees approved a plan to divide the long-struggling Eastside school into..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...The night Austin state Sen. Kirk Watson urged the community to pull together to save the pride..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Here Today, There Tomorrow
Austin ISD Schools grapple with high student turnover – and all its consequences
"...complexes on Harmon Avenue, a couple of blocks away. Armed with clipboard lists of addresses, they break into groups..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

What Follows Five Years of Failure at Mendez Middle School?
Making the grade
"...Two weeks ago, when the Texas Education Agency released district and campus scores as part of..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD Students Fare Well in NAEP Results
Austin fourth- and eighth-graders out-performed the nation in math and peer urban districts in reading
"...Austin ISD last week, after the National Center for Education Statistics announced that Austin students outperformed the nation in..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Dropout Problem
Not students, but teachers – AISD struggles to retain qualified educators
" year. Early Tuesday morning, as the marching band practiced maneuvers in tidy rows outside, 350 adults filled a..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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?
"...they'll pull out a story about the hard-drinking, hard-talking, silver-haired pit fighter of Texas politics. But she believed in..."

Aug. 30, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Failure to Communicate
AISD's community outreach needs to go back to school
"...left standing in the rain, while seats inside were reserved for IDEA boosters from the Valley. Under the guidance..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

12 Questions for AISD
Before trustees vote on IDEA, some questions we'd like answering
"...believe that Austin Independent School District has the information required to approve a deal with IDEA Public Schools tonight...."

Dec. 12, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bye Bye, Love
"...Directed by: Sam Weisman. Starring: Matthew Modine, Paul Reiser, Randy..."

March 24, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Life and Death of Schools
Educational warrior Diane Ravitch takes on the "school reform" movement
"...On the subject of public education, Diane Ravitch may be America's most important whistle-blower. The..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"..."If you were confronted with someone who wished to do you harm, you..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature

The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr.
"...Directed by: Brett Thompson. Starring: Maila "Vampira" Nurmi, Dolores Fuller,..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

AISD: Speak Softly
School district gets sensitive over negative coverage
"...On May 21, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen wrote to her expanded cabinet, explaining how it works. She wrote, "When we..."

July 3, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Study: Dropout Rates for Blacks Higher in Charters
A new UT study shows black high school students in Texas are three times more likely to drop out from a charter system
"...Vasquez Heilig, assistant professor in the UT College of Education's Department of Educational Administration, sought to answer two very..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Education Irony
Texas Education Agency gives $10 million to schools slated for closure in AISD repurposing plan
"...burlap sacks of wheat onto starving refugees, the Texas Education Agency parachuted $10 million in grants onto the 100..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Our readers talk back.
"...Well-Qualified Teachers..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column

It All Comes Down to Well-Qualified Teachers
"...Dear Editor, Ms. May's excellent article on the college pipeline accurately..."

Feb. 8, 2005 Postmarks

Readers react to last week's cover story on the murder of Lauryn Paige Fuller.

Feb. 25, 2000 Column

Beaten by Wackenhut
A former Travis County inmate alleges that Wackenhut Corporation bears responsibility for his prison beating.
"...for the South by Southwest music festival, Prater was popped for a minor drug possession charge. In 1998, for..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Keeping school children safe ... from TV reporters
"...Austin Independent School District Police Chief Pat Fuller was looking a little squinty on Monday afternoon. "I..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Death Watch: Appeals, Waived Appeals, and Conflicting Findings
Fifth Circuit strikes down request to test death drugs
"...The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a motion for stay of execution pending appeal for..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" two campaigns without having to raise another dime. Asked about the size of his war chest, Doggett responded..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

Cafe Josie Changes It Up
New ownership at an old fave
"...Mayes, one of Austin's pioneers of world fusion cuisine, served a colorful, sun-drenched menu with an emphasis on char-grilled..."

April 26, 2013 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

Remembering 'Easy Rider' and 'The Last Movie'
CinemaTexas program notes
"...The following program notes were originally printed in conjunction with screenings put on by CinemaTexas, a..."

June 4, 2010 Screens Feature

Love Is All Around
Tracking Sonny Curtis and his tall, West Texas tales
"...Tracked for three months and through as many states, following..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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