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Naked City
"...with an executive order mandating the HPV vaccination of school-age girls. Both legal and medical questions remain; see "On..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature

New Schools Across the District
The locations and controversies for the proposed new schools
"...The AISD bond package includes funds for eight new schools: six elementaries and a northeast middle school funded by..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature

AISD to Consider Charters and Communities Tonight
Agenda a complex dance between trustees, neighborhoods and employees
"...district's Annual Academic and Facility Recommendations for the 2013-14 school year. Introduced last year by Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, the..."

Dec. 17, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Don't Forget the Children
AISD races and bond proposals
"...retires next year, another longstanding figure in Austin Independent School District will step down: District 3 trustee Johna Edwards...."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Casts a Wider Blueprint
The Austin ISD announced its expansion of the Blueprint Initiative to LBJ and Reagan high schools
"...Blueprint Initiative was expanded to include two Eastside high schools: Reagan and LBJ. Two middle schools, Dobie and Pearce,..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Just for the Kids' school rankings seem like just a lot of baloney.
"...Kids announced its analytical rankings of the state's public schools. Established in 1995 by Dallas attorney Tom Luce, Just..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Just Add Students
The new Eastside high school takes issue
"...There's a new high school coming to Austin. It doesn't have a name yet,..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Administration Proposes Changes for 2012
A breakdown of what's in store for the next school year
"...her annual academic and facilities recom­mend­a­tions for the 2012-13 school year. The timing of the announcement surprised the media,..."

Dec. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board to Consider $420 Million Bond Package
The Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee settles on a figure that offers relief while still being acceptable to voters
"...all of AISD's 107 campuses, construction of six new schools, plus funds for buses, athletic facilities, technology, and security..."

March 19, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

AISD Scores TAKS Victories
TAKS ratings improve for many AISD schools
"...Austin Independent School District is winning the uphill battle with the controversial..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

"...formally unveiled a plan that could see Garcia and Pearce middle schools turned into single-sex schools as early as..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature

AISD Looks Good in Fed Spotlight
Federal and state accountability ratings don't exactly jibe
"...continuing good, if slightly confusing, news for Austin Independent School District with the release of the new federal accountability..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Takes a Peek at Its Budget
It looks like the reserves will be taking a hit
"...Like every other government entity, the Austin Independent School District is trying to balance its budget in these..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Work in Progress
Council members' transportation projects
"...Sidewalks: 12400-13111 Pearce Ln.; Turtle Creek Blvd.; Sahara Ave.; Emerald Forest Dr.;..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...The Austin Independent School District has cleared another No Child Left Behind Act..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Feature

SWAT Action Closes Schools
Seven campuses in Northeast Austin are closed as police hunt for two suspects connected to early morning shooting
"...scene and remain at large, prompting officials to close schools and ask that area residents remain indoors...."

Nov. 6, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

"...campus will host which of its new single sex schools next fall. On Dec. 16, trustees voted to turn..."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Feature

AISD's Wish List
Superintendent Meria Carstarphen gave her facility recommendations, but what's next is up in the air
"...Education policy wonks love to talk about school accountability and high-stakes testing. But at the ground level,..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Roll 'Em
"...of Les Liaisons Dangereuses set in a contemporary high school. (Mar. 5)..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

AISD: Board Approves Sex Segregation
AISD board approves three single-sex schools on Eastside
"...district further down that path by adding three single-sex schools, starting in the 2014-15 academic year...."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Forgione Says Follow the Blueprint
Forgione takes his Blueprint on the road, but is everyone buying?
"...week, AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione visited the six Eastside schools that will adopt his Blueprint plan this fall --..."

May 10, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

SXSW Adds Speakers, Films
Buzz Aldrin, Kesha, Cory Booker, Cecile Richards, and more
"...France D: Laurence "Baz" Morais, Sebastien Landry In the middle of small-town nowhere, seven friends are forced to kill..."

Feb. 7, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Who Follows Bradley?
Austin ISD District 1
"...Bradley represented historic East Austin on the Austin Independent School District board of trustees. An often aggressive voice for..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

How Do You Formulate a Grand Prix?
The race to nail down an F1 deal involves multiple entities
"...downtown London," Hellmund said. "This is out in the middle of nowhere. These businesses all located there because of..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AFS Grants Announced
$115,000 awarded to filmmakers
"...$5,000 The death of a beloved pet compels a middle-aged man to examine the fragility of his present relationships...."

Sept. 2, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" the Delco Center, AISD introduced its new Secondary School Blueprint Initiative, covering Reagan and LBJ high schools and..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...bulldozing tradition, and punitive accountability systems that treat neighborhood schools as piñatas, U.S. education policy has slowly but steadily..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

For AISD, Some Positive Signs Amid Poor Ratings
Two high schools and six middle schools miss state targets
"...If the latest Texas Education Agency school rankings are accurate, many schools in the Austin Independent..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hot Movie Previews
Sneaking Into Summer
"...D: John Waters; with Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole...."

May 23, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...charms his way into the hearts and minds of middle America, to the eventual misfortune of everyone...."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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