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Education Funding May Require Special Session
Lawmakers at impasse over school finance
"...one knows how much the state will spend on education or how it will slice up the funding, and..."

May 20, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Price of an Education
As the Lege looms, don't bet the house on new money for schools
"...Gov. Rick Perry weighed in on public education last week, first in his own voice and then..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Top 10 Education Stories
Reading, writing, arithmetic ... well, that's three!
"...4) Future Planning, Future Rights Austin ISD is one of Austin's biggest property owners, and..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
Mack Brown, Meria Carstarphen, and the rest of the gang
"...After years under constant threat of closure, the Texas Education Agency, AISD, and the East Austin community came together..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
Edukayshun 'r' us
"...and the research shows it's a weak proposal. Yet Austin ISD saw fit to hand Eastside Memorial High School..."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Quality of Mercy
If you're looking for compassion, you've come to the wrong place
"...session was the creation of Save Texas Schools, the Austin-engendered statewide coalition of Texans opposed to the Lege's wholesale..."

July 22, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Back to the Color Line
Texas turns back the clock on racial justice
"...Office for Civil Rights of the federal Department of Education, which calls into question not just the recent farcical..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Education Top 10
"...AISD Superintendent Jim Fox In a year when Austinites saddled themselves with the largest bond packages in their..."

Jan. 10, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Page Two: Education, one of the key
"...balanced budget and flat tax. A committment to genuine education excellence and not some politically sensitized agenda is crucial..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Column by Louis Black

Texas Education Agency on the Money
Budget cuts coming to state public schools. Sound familiar?
"...The Texas Education Agency will seek about $3.5 billion less in funding..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: Texas Brinkmanship
State report card shows plenty of room for improvement
"...like to call the "Texas Miracle." The section on education reports that among the 50 states and the District..."

April 19, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Five-Card Draw
It's still early, but the governor's race bears a closer look
"...issues requiring earnest attention. Chief among those remains public education, although the illusion produced by the Supreme Court decision..."

July 14, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Austin Leads Pack on Early Student Aid Submissions
Local students and their families get much-needed FAFSA help
"...Public-private partnerships have become synonymous with boondoggles. In public education, doubly so. Not the case here: An alliance between..."

April 22, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Backstage at the Circus
The Lege melodrama can be a hard act to swallow
"...mind, the session's priorities, he declared, should be "quality education, a reliable water supply, a healthy transportation system, and..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Education in Central Texas: A worrisome portrait
Community Action Network releases its Education FAQ on education in Central Texas
"...that produces reports and builds coalitions, has released its Education FAQ, a document that pulls together information about education..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature by Michael May

Texas State Board of Education
"...Austin voters have the option this November to choose between..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Free Literacy Programs Throughout Austin
"...Ascend Center for Learning Offers Adult Basic Education classes to adults who test at a pre-GED level..."

April 8, 2016 News Feature

Point Austin: Adios, Mofo
The governor's legacy of negligence and contempt
"...the governor on his supposed plans for funding public education; it was not a productive interrogation, since one of..."

July 12, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Coming Home to Austin
Latest gerrymander reflects Capitol contempt for capital
"...exactly been a friendly one for the folks at UT-Austin. First there were Perry's broad-stroke budget cuts, dictated not..."

June 3, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: We Have Just Begun To Fight
The budget battles are only skirmishes in the long march toward democracy
"...many people from so many communities gather together in Austin to defend the public schools, although it remains to..."

March 18, 2011 News Column by Michael King

NAACP and LULAC: Texas Education System Violates Federal Law
State board members say they're just whining
"...Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. The submittal, signed by Gary Bledsoe, president of the..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Children's Zone: Can Harlem Come to Austin?
Travis County groups are competing to become part of a grand experiment
"...Harlem Children's Zone in New York for using governmental, educational, and nonprofit groups in a coordinated program to break..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Humane Education = No Kill
"...when we and Town Lake Animal Center make humane education the No. 1 priority [“How Many Cats Did Austin..."

April 4, 2009 Postmarks

Point Austin: The Other House
Senators meet the 80th with anticipation
"...with a laugh, "It's kinda boring." The Republican San Antonio/Austin state senator was describing the run-up to the opening..."

Jan. 12, 2007 News Column by Michael King

The Problem Is the Quality of Education
"...Dear Editor, Central South Austin has experienced dramatic gentrification. We all know this. The..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Postmarks

Point Austin: A Blueprint for Mental Health
The Mayor's Task Force issues its report, but the real work is yet to come
"...Not many Austinites are going to plow through the "Final Report" of..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin ISD Trustees Support Sex-Education Update
Trustees likely to support new K-8 curriculum
"...The Austin ISD Board of Trustees had its first chance on..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin ISD Receives "B" Grade from Texas Education Agency
District's overall score was 89%
"...The Austin Independent School District received a "B" letter grade from..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Education: Dialing for Dollars
School funding remains unconstitutional: Will the Lege act?
"...their already-limited property tax coffers. In a Dec. 2 education symposium at the Capitol, Raise Your Hand Texas CEO..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Behind the Numbers
What we talk about when we talk about budget cuts
"...This Chronicle work week began (as always, in medias..."

March 4, 2011 News Column by Michael King

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