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Scott Quitting Texas Education Agency
Controversial schools commissioner to leave July 2
"...him, and "the educators who work tirelessly in our schools. I can’t thank them enough."..."

May 1, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: If You Don't Build It, They Will Still Come
The welcome mat can only hold so many people
"...changes designed to prevent patrons from walking in the middle of the street...."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
" groups to take bilingualism more seriously, Austin Independent School District will launch its first dual-language program this fall...."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature

"...• Summer's over, and the Austin Independent School District school year begins on Aug. 24, with a..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature

"...• The Austin Independent School District could close as many as nine schools –..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature

Scott's Softer Tone
The strange thawing between TEA and AISD
"...and Carstarphen butted heads over his (mis)handling of the Pearce Middle School repurposing, so several attendees said they were..."

Nov. 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

"...• Austin Independent School District plans to announce its new repurposing proposal for..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature

Naked City
The nonprofit still needs help to promote cycling
"...entails growing its volunteer base, reaching out to more after-school programs, and eventually opening its shops daily, Schaffer said...."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

"...indicated this week it will not preemptively close either Pearce Middle School or Reagan High. Both schools are under..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature

Top 9 Quotes of the Week 2009
"...of various abstinence-only sex-ed programs taught in Texas public schools (Feb. 27)..."

Jan. 1, 2010 News Feature

"...Education Agency of "micromanaging" the hiring of a new Pearce Middle School principal..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature

"...Austin ISD continues to work on ways to "repurpose" Pearce Middle School, after state Education Commissioner Robert Scott ordered..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature

ACC Vice-Chair Leaving
Rivera to join Mexican American Legal Defense Fund in DC
"...Board of Education, and the clear message sent by Pearce Middle School stakeholders at a lunchtime meeting that they..."

July 10, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

"...scores that show marked improvements across the district, but Pearce Middle School could still face closure. See "TAKS Scores."..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...welcomed to the AISD pack on Aug. 27 at Pearce Middle School. According to a district press release, the..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature

This humidity's making me hot.
"...the shade umbrella strapped atop my head: Sixth-graders at Pearce Middle School recently completed a successful campaign to read..."

May 23, 2003 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

Food & Drink
"...2400 Northeast Dr., across from Pearce Middle School, 929-3722..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

AISD, Single Sex, And the Shadow of Separate But Equal
Trustee Bradley on why she believes East Austin needs a boys' school
"...good intention. But when she proposes two single sex schools, and explains her thinking, you have to ask: Is..."

Aug. 9, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD: How Much Single-Sex Is Enough?
AISD hires a principal for a new boys' middle school as plans for a boys' academy appear to be on hold
"...moving forward with their plan to open two single-sex middle schools at Pearce and Garcia middle schools in East..."

May 31, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

No Child Left Behind
Schools do improve – just not all of them at the same time
"...No Child Left Behind may be controversial, but school districts still have to operate within its punitive restrictions..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD: The Resegregationists
Pearce, Garcia to be single sex schools, IDEA back tonight
"...Opponents of the plan to turn Pearce and Garcia Middle Schools into single sex academies should..."

Jan. 29, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Breathe In
A comely British exchange student in upstate New York upsets a cozy family dynamic.
"...Directed by: Drake Doremus. Starring: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan, Mackenzie Davis, Matthew Daddario, Ben..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Board Discord on Single-Sex Schools
Little consensus leading up to Jan. 29 vote
"...or none: Those are the options for new single-sex schools facing Austin ISD. But with a board vote on..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Uncontrolled Experiments
AISD says charters and single-sex academies will lift all students' boats – and attacks any research that says otherwise
"...The mantra of the Austin Independent School District under Superintendent Meria Carstarphen has been simple: Look..."

Dec. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
Mack Brown, Meria Carstarphen, and the rest of the gang
"...3) Back to the Courts The Texas public school finance system is unconstitutional. That was the preliminary ruling..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Promises, Promises
Two Austin neighborhoods vie to bring down federal dollars to help transform communities
"...shared components of any successful application, not least that schools will be used as the logistical hub for any..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Closer Look at AISD's Ratings
Many schools improved over the last year – but not all
"...Austin Independent School District's campuses have seen big improvements under the state's..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Forgione's BEST-Laid Plan for Closing Webb
"...Forgione told the AISD board of trustees that Webb Middle School should close – regardless of how the students..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

AISD High Schools Hit Target
TEA results for Austin improved from last year
"...become the bane of education policy: vouchers, charters, single-sex schools. As the Austin Independent School District receives some of..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Eastside Memorial: The Future of Panther Pride
High schools boss explains path forward with Johns Hopkins
"...not in content. Austin ISD Associate Superintendent for High Schools Edmund Oropez, along with trustees Jayme Mathias and Vince..."

June 21, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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