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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

TEA Rankings: AISD Improving
Only one campus marked academically unacceptable
"...The Texas Education Agency has released its school accountability ratings, and Austin ISD has managed to pull..."

July 30, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Making Plans for Reagan and Pearce
AISD bracing for news on fate of Reagan and Pearce
"...Two campuses in the Austin Independent School District risk closure this year under Texas' accountability rules...."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

May 21, 2010 News Feature

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our recommendations for the May 8 elections
"...May 8, Austin voters return to the polls for school board and Austin Community College board of trustees races...."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

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

Jan. 22, 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

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

Scott's Challenge
Commissioner of Education tells critics to "bring it"
"...had a medal, he would give that to the school. After that admirable comment, plus getting in an unnecessary..."

Oct. 14, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A New Lease on Life for Pearce? Not Exactly.
Pearce has been repurposed – but for what purpose?
"...the Texas Education Agency approved the repurposing plan for Pearce Middle School on Aug. 4, the school district and..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What About Reagan?
"...While Pearce Middle School is in administrative limbo, Reagan High School..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...• Repurposed but not Forgiven Just when everyone thought Pearce Middle School had some breathing room, the Texas Education..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature

Pearce Repurposed: But For How Long?
Commissioner Scott decides not to remove the axe from East Austin school
"...were informed of some pretty bleak and surprising news: Pearce Middle School won't get a new PEIMS (Public Education..."

Aug. 25, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature

AISD Braces for Challenging School Year
After rocky start, district tries to smooth out bumps
"...to the new academic year in the Austin Independent School District began in earnest this week with the start..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
Citizens calendar, Aug. 14-19
"...PEARCE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT ORIEN­TATION is open to any and..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature

Naked City
"...Which schools don’t make the grade? That depends if you’re asking..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature

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

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature

A Plan and the Man With Its Fate in His Hands
The repurposing of Pearce Middle School
"...On Monday, Aug. 3, the Austin Indepen­dent School District board of trustees voted unanimously in favor of..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Proposal
Anatomy of a repurposing plan
"...So what's in the district's repurposing plan for Pearce Middle School?..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Accountability Ratings
Some make the grade; some don't
"...While Pearce Middle School is dominating the headlines, 113 other schools..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...• Pearce Middle School got its reprieve on Aug. 4 when..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature

The Fog of Repurposing
AISD board president fits saving Pearce Middle School into the bigger district plan
"...The Texas Education Agency has agreed to let Pearce Middle School re-open, but AISD is still working out..."

Aug. 5, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Pearce To Reopen
Education Commissioner Scott approves repurposing plan for middle school
"...month of upset, tears and politics, the good news: Pearce Middle School will re-open on August 24...."

Aug. 4, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Pearce Plan Approved
AISD Trustees pass repurposing unanimously: Now it's up to TEA
"...AISD Board of Trustees meeting, the repurposing proposal for Pearce Middle School was passed 9-0 on Monday night...."

Aug. 3, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A Plan for Pearce
AISD release new Pearce repurposing proposal ahead of Monday's board meeting
"...has released their proposal for the repurposing plan for Pearce Middle School (Download the full plan here)...."

July 31, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Scores Improve For Some
District gets academically acceptable status in latest state accountability scores
"...everyone is still waiting for the release of the Pearce Middle School repurposing plan, there are still another 199..."

July 31, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Holes Plugged ... Temporarily
The 2009 AISD budget balances the books, but the financial future's not bright
"...government agencies in this recessionary year, the Austin Inde­pendent School District's coffers are in reasonable shape. But with the..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...• Repurposing Pearce With the new academic year looming, Austin ISD plans..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature

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

July 31, 2009 News Feature

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