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Guggenheim on Education and Getting the Job Done
Q&A with the director of Waiting for 'Superman'
"...Davis Guggenheim, the director of controversial new education documentary Waiting for 'Superman,' visited Austin for an advance..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lots of Reform, No Money
"...January about his theory on the importance of arts education, his name has been dropped regularly under the dome...."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Denver Stakes
What Obama signifies for the rest of us
"...military spending to economic development, health care, and public education; a national living wage; gender and racial equity in..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: God Knows
Two recent Texas lessons about the relation between religion and freedom
"...Comer, director of curriculum for science at the Texas Education Agency, was forced from her position last month because..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: One for the Books
All the sound and fury is upballot, but the real work is on the ground
"...political savvy that Kerry's throwaway line to students about education – if you don't take full advantage of it,..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Column by Michael King

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

A Banana Peel, a Diaper, and a Plastic Bag Walk Into Austin's Composting Program
How can a whole city compost, is it working, and can we reach zero waste by 2040?
"...It’s 9am on a chilly morning in Austin, and a big green truck is at the intersection..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Texas VegFest Returns to Austin
Any time a bunch of vegans get together, you can bet it will be a party
"...thousand other like-minded individuals. There is food, there is education, there are volunteer opportunities, there are baked goods –..."

March 31, 2017 Food Feature by Alisha McDarris

Point Austin: Quality of Life for All
Everybody does better when everybody does better
" forget that there are other things happening in Austin. For two examples, City Council just took steps to..."

July 5, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Who's Accountable?
The TEA's decision to close Pearce Middle School is the tip of a political iceberg
"...late August – does absolutely nothing to improve the educational opportunities or the teaching of those students. What the..."

July 17, 2009 News Column by Michael King

East Austin Nonprofit Mired in Controversy CEACO Sinking
" the height of the holiday season, not every Austin family had reason to celebrate. For poor and struggling..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Why Wall Street Is Betting on Austin's Multimedia That Magic Touch
" Boston as the interactive center to beat. Certainly, Austin has been a top dog this whole decade for..."

March 5, 1999 Screens Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Point Austin: The Definition of Insanity
Waiting for the Legislature to finally do its duty on school finance
"...fulfill its foundational responsibility of a sufficient and equitable education for all Texans. "The Court declares," wrote Dietz, "that..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Scholars Call on State Board of Education to Repair Sins of Past and Present
Vote expected Friday to rename Mexican-American studies course
"...June 12 pleading with the Texas State Board of Education to correct their many racially insensitive and historically inaccurate..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

CD 31: Austin’s Sixth District
It runs through Williamson County
"...voters and reporters, a section of the city of Austin resides in William­son County. That area is part of..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Nicole Conley Johnson Joins Public Education Review
AISD CFO becomes fourth member of Texas Commission on Public School Finance
"...Austin Independent School District Chief Fin­an­cial Officer Nicole Conley Johnson..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Vote Your Brain
In a crazy political year, the choices for sane voters should be obvious
"...gun laws, no limits on campaign cash, abolishing public education, and market-worship in general – should be self-disqualifying. The..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Education Is the Next Punk Rock
Hands-on learning for those interested in the music business
"...Education Is the Next Punk RockMonday, March 7, 5pm Austin..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ben Carson Invites Himself to Austin ISD
GOP contender's photo op plan quietly falls apart
"...Clubs of America, which has an afterschool program at Austin ISD's first modern all-male public school. However, word that..."

Oct. 17, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Perry's Peacock
Wallace Hall's abuse of power serves his governor
"...Hall to Texas Monthly, concerning his early interactions with UT-Austin President Bill Powers, April 15, 2013..."

April 18, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Who Needs a Drug Test?
Welcome the president, but please stay hungry
"...Luther King, 'but it bends toward justice.'" (See "Point Austin," March 1, 2007.) There were thousands of people standing..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: What the GOP Wants for You
The 2010 Republican Party platform is a real nightmare
"...punishment, also firmly endorsed), abhorrence of "multiculturalism" and dual-language education, "dispelling the myth of separation of church and state."..."

July 23, 2010 News Column by Michael King

More Quality Coverage of Education
"...McCracken’s staff, the Chronicle has not had an on-staff education reporter, and I haven’t seen the same level or..."

Feb. 21, 2007 Postmarks

Improving the Quality of Education
"...inspired by John Blazier, who founded the Travis Community Education Foundation. Its history and its influence on Austin's public..."

Oct. 26, 2004 Postmarks

Austin School of Film Goes Online ... and Global With Play at Home
ASoF finds play in its pandemic programs
"...globe began to live on Zoom, the staff of Austin School of Film knew they needed to plan carefully...."

Aug. 14, 2020 Screens Feature by Selome Hailu

Last Day to Apply for Les Dames D’Escoffier Culinary Education Scholarships
The application period is open until February 3
"...It’s no secret that we are big fans of..."

Feb. 3, 2020 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Sex Education Update: Respect, Consent, Responsibility
AISD gathers feedback on potential changes to Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum
"...Austin ISD officials will hold the last of three outreach..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Saving Austin's Schools
Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need
"...Austin ISD's bond package has something for every campus, as..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Thinking About Budgets
We are short-term planners with long-term problems
"...a few more comments on the fiscal condition of Austin, Texas. Consider these nuggets, accumulated over several years of..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Public Education Under Fire
New doc Starving the Beast uncovers ideological clash
"...Austin-based filmmaker Steve Mims' latest documentary, Starving the Beast: The..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

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