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AISD, Union Still at Odds Over In-Person Teaching
Employees look for creative solutions, but have yet to see any
"...Abby Burnham, an art teacher at Austin High, wanted to see her elderly parents one last..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Qmmunity: We're Here, We're Queer, We're So Gonna Vote
GOTV with Pride at the Polls
"...allies turn out at the polls – lucky for Austin, local orgs and qmmunity members are uniting (tho six..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Public Notice: Park or Golf Course?
It may be time for Hancock to get off the fence
"...Hancock Conservancy, launched just this week, "dedicated to turning Austin's ailing Hancock Golf Course into a public park" –..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

State Races Make for Critical Choices in the Middle of the Ballot
Taking a look at the state slate
"...you'll find the contests for City Council and the Austin ISD board (or perhaps another city or school board,..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Free Pizza for Democracy, Tarrytown gets More Coffee, Apis gets Beery, and – oh, Look:
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...to emergency food and clothing, low-cost dental care, adult education classes, and school supplies)...."

Oct. 14, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Star-Studded Dazed And Confused Script Reading This Weekend
Affleck, McConaughey, more reunite for election non-profits
"...we'll find out on Sunday, when the cast of Austin classic Dazed and Confused reunite online to read the..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ex-NFL Star Joe Barksdale Moves to Austin to Tackle Music
After a drastic career change, Barksdale looks for understanding and self-reflection
"...When we walk into the performance room of Austin's Orb Studios, Joseph Barksdale sits on a couch as..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

AISD Students Can Learn From Home. Teachers Have Fewer Options.
Big mess on campus
"...would be mandatory – not a notice from the Austin school district – and got to work...."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Zero Waste, Black-Owned Startup Nurtures Community One Plant at a Time
Black Lives Veggies plants seeds of change
"...On a recent morning on East Austin farmland, a group of volunteers is bundling plants for..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

November 3 General Election Endorsements (Condensed)
All our endorsements collected on one easy-to-print page
"...In partisan races, the Austin Chronicle Editorial Board has endorsed a straight Democrat ticket...."

Oct. 1, 2020 News Post by The Chronicle Editorial Board

For Many AISD Teachers, It's Career vs. Family
AISD forces reluctant teachers to return to campus
"...As thousands of Austin ISD students prepare to return to their campuses on..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Chronicle Endorsements for the November General Election
Our picks for the local, state, and national races you'll see on your ballot
"...coverage coming your way between now and November; visit austinchronicle.com/elections for more information on the contests and on how..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Opinion: Even Post-COVID, A-F School Ranking System Should Get an F
We should take this moment to evaluate the utility of the A-F system as a whole, as it does not sufficiently capture the nuance of the work being done in our schools
"...in Texas has been the release of the Texas Education Agency's A-F school rankings. Designed by the administration of..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Column by Rolf Straubhaar

Stressed Out? Let Your Freak-Out Flag Fly!
Making stress into a friend instead of a foe
"...than before, but they aren't new, certainly not in Austin, where segregation has created geographical divisions that continue to..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

Fighting Stress Through Fighting Sports
A Krav Maga devotee on the curative power of punching a bag
"...to learn how to fight. That I began my education with the self-defense system Krav Maga felt both arbitrary..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Features Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Red Team Comeback?
Races south, west of town too close for Democrats' comfort
"...to go – but those south and west of Austin must first fight just to keep their blueberry in..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Hundreds of AISD Teachers May Refuse to Report to Campus for In-Person Classes
Education Austin organizes action in response to schools reopening
"...As Austin ISD students return to classrooms on Monday, Oct. 5,..."

Sept. 30, 2020 News Post by Clara Ence Morse

Will the Third Time Be a Charm for an Austin Rail System?
Project Connect looks to help make connections
"...one thing that almost everyone can agree on in Austin, it's that our transportation situation is unacceptable and unsustainable...."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Jack Craver

About That AISD Waiver
Following backlash, confusion, district will seek TEA waiver to extend virtual learning, phase in classroom instruction after Oct. 5
"...online until November – was the talk of the Austin Independent School District. The only problem? That waiver didn't..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Public Notice: Affordability Amended
Developers clean up, but where’s the housing?
"...• In Austin, for example, an individual making $76,000, renting an efficiency..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Tracking the Pandemic: Last week Austin Public Health unveiled two new dashboards for tracking COVID-19...."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature

SXSW Leaping Online With 2021 Dates
Confirms conference, film fest, and Edu
"...the conference, the film festival, and SXSW Edu, the education forum that serves as the warm-up for the big..."

Sept. 22, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Teen’s Small Business Raises Funds for COVID-19 Relief
nutssosweet goes from Jennifer Fang's kitchen to your snack drawer
"...massive disruption of the traditional job market. Here in Austin, one 16-year-old girl has launched an entrepreneurial project for..."

Sept. 21, 2020 Food Post by Naomi Brady

Opinion: The Texas State Board of Education is Failing LGBTQ+ Students
School districts and families will need to pick up the slack left by SBOE’s recent decision to exclude sexual orientation and gender identity from the curriculum
"...Last week, the Texas State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to its first revision to sex..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Column by Katherine Goldey

So You Want to Redistrict Austin?
The process – and what’s at stake – with redrawing our City Council districts
"...to be a member of the commission that drew Austin's first single-­member Council districts. "I said, 'No, I don't..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Lilli Hime

AISD First-Day Jitters
School opens with technical glitches; teachers' union demands waiver to extend virtual learning
"...The first day of virtual school for Austin ISD began with a tragically apt turn of technical..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Qmmunity: SBOE Debates the Good, the Bad, and the Bass-ackwards
Plus, join AIDS Walk Austin Saturday to step to zero new HIV infections by 2030
"...Late last week, the State Board of Education debated the good, the bad, and the bass-ackward as..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

24-Texas Teachers Talk of “Trauma” at TribFest
Educators discuss the challenges of reopening schools, TEA head defends decision to administer STAAR tests
"..."Anybody" presumably includes Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath, Checka's panelmate in the "Public..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Candidates: The city and the League of Women Voters Austin Area will host virtual forums to hear from City..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature

Public Notice: Through the Looking Glass
The strange logic of "new urban" housing policy
"...to the henhouse. In the upside-­down rhetoric of the Austin "new urbanist" libertarians, this – like Donald Trump himself..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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