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What's Next for Allan Elementary?
IDEA was sent packing – now AISD and the neighborhood face the school's 'repurposed' future
"...Allan Elementary School is gone, and will not reopen as a..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board Votes to Close Four Austin Elementary Schools
Despite public outcry, Brooke, Pease, Sims, and Metz all to shutter
"...Four Austin ISD elementary schools will close next year, following a 6-3 vote..."

Nov. 19, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

AISD Board Votes to Close Four Austin Elementary Schools
Despite public outcry, Brooke, Pease, Sims, and Metz all to shutter

Nov. 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Elementary School Shuffle
"...Monday to reduce overcrowding at Linder and Walnut Creek elementary schools. The plan will shrink the attendance boundary for..."

Feb. 14, 2008 News Post by Michael May

Austin Campuses Still Closed, But Not (Yet) for Sale
What to do with Austin's closed elementary schools?
"...School Changes process in late 2019 that closed four elementary campuses, three of them in disadvantaged East Austin neighborhoods,..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Opinion: AISD Is Perpetuating a Historic Racial Dividing Line
Annika Olson of UT-Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis urges AISD to reconsider its School Changes plan for elementary school closures
"...year, Austin Independent School District (AISD) voted to close Metz, Sims, Brooke, and Pease Elementary Schools. Three of these..."

March 20, 2020 Column by Annika Olson

AISD Notebook
"...the first day of school in a kindergarten classroom. Metz Elementary teacher Janice Lowry has a little boy who..."

Aug. 22, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Zavala Families Facing the Future
As Austin ISD modernizes one Eastside campus, others remain fearful
"...former staff rallied in the cold rain outside Zavala Elementary School on Monday to draw attention to what they..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD Delays Plans to Close Eight Schools
Advocates push to save Pease, Brooke
"...2.0 version of School Changes released Friday, Nov. 1: Metz, Sims, Pease, and Brooke elementary schools...."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center
“Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"
"...that determine the paths that Austin students follow from elementary to middle to high school...."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Grief, Anger, Activism Follow AISD’s Move to Close Schools
Lingering questions over unreleased equity report fuel frustration
"...of the Austin Independent School District to close four elementary schools and implement a host of districtwide initiatives, community..."

Nov. 29, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin ISD Leans in to Win Back Families, Boost Enrollment
Every student counts
"...It is 8am, and the Joslin Elementary library is waiting, patiently, for elusive families...."

Aug. 13, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

A Declaration of Independence
Zavala Elementary and Principal Sean Fox are succeeding at going their own way
"...student stole a book from the library at Zavala Elementary. "It was a big deal," he said. "Normally, it's..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Paul Cruz Steps Down at AISD
Superintendent takes UT post; transition plan still TBD
" was not always reciprocal, especially among parents at Metz, Pease, Sims, and Brooke elementary schools, who fought tooth..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Naked City
The Austin Area Heritage Council's annual celebration
"...Center's Hillside Theater, 2100 E. Third. Students from eight elementary schools will gather at Metz Elementary at 10:30am Friday..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature

Comacho Homegrown Film Festival
"...shorts about killer monkeys and the ghost that haunts Metz Elementary, will be screened Friday night at the first..."

Jan. 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Salt of the Earth
Local activists remember Cesar Chavez on the seventh anniversary of his death.
"...Lupe RamosBilingual teacher, Harris Elementary..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Paul Ciavarri

AISD Documentary Captures Spirit of Recent Initiative
SEL improves grades, reduces absenteeism, and more.
"...School Development Program in 1968. Working with inner city elementary school students, they found was if schools gave students..."

June 4, 2014 News Post by R.U. Steinberg

Naked City
"...Pfennig Ln., and Wednesday, June 13, at Austin's Baty Elementary, 2101 Faro Dr. Submit comments through June 29, electronically..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...across the highway – as an active presence at Metz Elementary when she attended the school in the Eighties...."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

AISD Announces Transfer Freezes
Number of schools stays the same, but names change.
"...informed the board of trustees that 33 primary and elementary schools will be undergoing full or partial transfer freezes...."

Jan. 15, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lakeview Residents Contemplate Suit
Residents were forced to relocate after landlord announced plans to demolish
"...move has affected Wil­kins' son's education. He had attended Metz Elementary since kindergarten but was transferred to Allison Elementary..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...rearranging existing boundaries. Mike Quirk, PTA co-president at Mathews Elementary, said Austin schools would better reflect Austin's integrated neighborhoods..."

Feb. 19, 1999 News Feature

Tovo and Casar Unfiltered on CodeNEXT
The Council members' full conversation with the Chronicle
"...are not going to help us address that situation. Metz [Elementary] is one, Sanchez another – if you look..."

Sept. 14, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Out of Their Cold, Dead Brains
GOP refuses to be sensible about guns
"...will host a reception in honor of Mathews and Metz Elementary schools' 100th birthdays on Tue., Jan. 12, 6:30-8:30pm,..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Lakeview Residents Not Ready to Leave
Luxury apartments displace low-income renters
"...they scramble to find new homes. Seventy-two are at Metz Elementary, 21 at Martin Middle School, and 28 at..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

The Way of the 'Food Forest'
Locavores planting seeds for the next phase of urban agriculture
"...and bus benches for the 21/22 bus line near Metz Elementary. The sessions culminated in an Aug. 11, 2013,..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Feature by Anna Toon

Civics 101
"...Lady Bird Lake from I-35 to Pleasant Valley. 6-8pm. Metz Elementary, 84 Robert T. Martinez Jr."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Column

IDEA Opt-Out Deadline Friday
Last chance to avoid the Allan takeover
"...the IDEA Public Schools takeover of Austin ISD's Allan Elementary – one affecting students, another hitting teachers – and..."

Feb. 23, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Will District Support Neighborhood Schools?

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