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Point Austin: The Governor's Principles
The latest Perry eruption is a characteristically lamentable mash-up of political calculation and fiscal faux conservatism
"...has supported more spending on infrastructure, public and higher education, and health care, along with the taxes to pay..."

April 27, 2012 News Column by Michael King

The Widget Theory of Higher Education
Right-wing coalition brings its own notion of 'productivity' to criticism of UT
"...The Texas Coali­tion for Excellence in Higher Education has savaged a right-wing study about UT-Austin, saying the..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Learning From Experience
The things they won't tell you in Texas schools
"...the absurd resolution pending before the State Board of Education that Texas public school textbooks are too favorable toward..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Left Unstated
A few omissions in the governor's State of the State
"...upgrading state infrastructure (with wishes?), improving math and science education, teacher incentive pay, community college investment, nuclear power, hybrid..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: We Won!
Celebrating 'the fierce urgency of now'
"...about "the issues": the war, the economy, health care, education. ... And we do. But it's also true that..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Education Not Enough
"...Dear Editor, Regarding Austin's No-Kill Millennium plan, I have to say education is..."

Nov. 29, 2005 Postmarks

An Unsentimental Education
A/V Geek Skip Elsheimer is a curator of a certain brand of pop-culture ephemera: the forgotten "educational" film.
"...and a dating etiquette, driver's ed, drug-scare, or sex education film begins playing for some 20-odd bored teenagers...."

April 12, 2002 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

When Accessing Education Is an IT Problem
AISD plots how to get wi-fi to students
"...When the Austin Independent School District switched to online-only learning in March,..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Qmmunity: What a Weekend for Austin Drag and Cabaret
Die Felicia, Fat Bottom Cabaret, and Bulimianne Rhapsody make magic with digital showcases
"...these hellhounds we adore. ... Yes, the "Best of Austin" award-winning horror drag revue is coming to Twitch with..."

July 24, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Austin ISD Gets Its State Report Card
The district gets a B for performance
"...The Texas Education Agency released its latest accountability scores for school districts..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
"...lot of money in 1990. When the city of Austin required liability insurance to host a gay event in..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Introducing the 2019 Class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The stories behind the art transformers of this year's Hall of Fame inductees
"...What keeps Austin's cultural scene among the liveliest in the nation is..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...throw you. In the context of classical music in Austin, it doesn't mean formal. It doesn't mean stodgy. It..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Don't Forget Education
"...Dear Editor, In 2015, Austin Independent School District had five schools named after Confederate..."

March 20, 2019 Postmarks

Austin at Large: Put on Your Shrinking Caps
So why – let alone how – do we "need" to "reform" Texas property taxes?
"...that skirt legality and morality, whether for health or education or public safety. (HB 2, interestingly, exempts jurisdictions with..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin At Large: Fractured Fairy Tales
Will no Prince Charming come to save our school district in distress?
"...too long, rather than face up to what we, Austinites, must do to save our own schools. Yes, the..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Election Coverage: Blowouts, Run-Offs in Education Elections
Anderson, Ashy, and a run-off at AISD
"...Three new faces will join the Austin Independent School District school board after a night that..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: The Struggle Continues
The Poor People's Campaign renews the long-term fight
"...This week's Austin action was largely educational – focused on "work and..."

June 15, 2018 News Column by Michael King

The Problem With K2, Downtown Austin’s Most Dangerous Drug
APD cannot depend on big busts alone to solve the problem
" as many as 10 related calls per day. Austin Police arrested street dealer after street dealer, and yet..."

March 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: Race Matters
The Mayor’s Task Force on racism provides a lengthy to-do list
"...appointed in November as one response to two high-profile Austin Police Department incidents: the 2016 fatal shooting of unarmed..."

April 7, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: Race and Education
Fun times well after midnight with the AISD board
"...and LBJ downstairs – so that the disparity in educational environments and offerings is always on view. And now..."

April 7, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: The Whiplash Generation
On trying to maintain humane sanity in a dangerously insane era
"...Trump regime outrage hits the web ... and pressing Austin matters get lost, even seem to become trivial, in..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Chronicle Endorsements: Austin Community College Board of Trustees
Educators, policymakers battle for four ACC Board seats
"...Robinson would add another business community voice. Former Texas Education Agency auditor Michael J. Lewis has more ACC experience,..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

District 2: The Battle for Southeast Austin
Former firefighter Delia Garza faces two unlikely challengers
"...of the city. His four primary missions – leveraging Austin's tech culture, increasing diversity and density in affordable housing,..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Creative Alliance's Summit Report
The service organization moves beyond talk with four ideas on how the city can expand its cultural infrastructure
"...Kraka-thoom!!! Rapidly rising rents force Austin theatres, galleries, and live music clubs to shut their..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Desegregating Austin
New report on economic inequality should galvanize action
"...headlines here and elsewhere declaring (e.g., Tuesday's Statesman), "Study: Austin economic gap tops U.S." The headlines understandably generated local..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Perry's Farewell
It's time to say goodbye to the Governor-for-Life
"...on the behind as he takes his leave ("Point Austin: Adios, Mofo," July 12). Instead, in the spirit of..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Austin's Sustainable Secret
Student-founded Green Is the New Black makes renewable energy at Huston-Tillotson
" campus. Based at Huston-Tillotson University in central East Austin, the group holds events, raises funds, and advocates for..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Point Austin: The Campaigns Continue
Catching up with mayor and county judge wannabes
"...Austin Interfaith caught up with the mayoral and county judge..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Dietz Decision
Will Texas fulfill its constitutional promise?
"...the biennial evidence of their actions (and inactions) on education is much more eloquent in demonstrating their ingrained neglect..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Column by Michael King

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