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Children's Zone: Can Harlem Come to Austin?
Travis County groups are competing to become part of a grand experiment
"...academic difficulties. Since each community has different issues, from high parental unemployment to limited English language proficiency to child..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...• Austin Independent School District is using the First Things First model to..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Feature

Pearce Gets a New Principal
High test scores at what cost?
"...seems like a perfect fit to lead Pearce Middle School in Northeast Austin. Troutman is quite familiar with the..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Justin Ward

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Nolley will fill in as acting associate superintendent of schools; he's worked in the district before, as principal of..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature

Fatal Error
Hooked on Drug Money
"...no longer exists, though it is still touted in high school civics textbooks as a hallmark of U.S. society..."

Dec. 25, 1998 News Feature by Monte Paulsen

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...she's tried to stop the closure of the area's schools with Save East Austin Schools PAC, struggled to preserve..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

In 1990, Austin Audiences Watched Slacker... and Saw Themselves
Richard Linklater’s indie milestone celebrates 30 years
"...onto screens nationally, and the directionless children of the Reagan-Bush era finally saw themselves in a movie: hanging out,..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...An animated and action-packed look at America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

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

Point Austin: Who's Accountable?
The TEA's decision to close Pearce Middle School is the tip of a political iceberg
"...over the pending closing or "repurposing" of Pearce Middle School, there's one inevitable result of the state's decision: It..."

July 17, 2009 News Column 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

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

Naked City
"...staff recommendation and the commissioners clearly split over where high-density towers should begin and end Downtown. Should tall towers..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...assurances from nearly all the council that the proposed high-density, MF-6 zoning was incompatible with this residential setting...."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column

Chapter 2: Biweekly and Proud
September 1982-August 1988
"...get some fresh air. We played at Fulmore Junior High and at the field behind the fire station on..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

The Loyal Lieutenants
Bush Applies Litmus Test of Allegiance in Choosing Inner Circle
"...further: Bush and Evans' wife, Susie, went to grade school together...."

March 17, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

After a Difficult Year at AISD, 2,100 Staffers Are Leaving
Resignations are higher than ever
"...On May 31, Austin ISD's last day of school, band director Ryan Thomas left Ridgetop Elementary for the..."

June 10, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
"...Ross Britz, Michael Francis Murphy, William Mark McCullough, Frances Reagan James (World Premiere)..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Documentary Captures Spirit of Recent Initiative
SEL improves grades, reduces absenteeism, and more.
"...This spring, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) was the subject of a 7-minute documentary..."

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

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Bill White are exchanging figures over how bad Texas' high school graduation rates are, all of which are accurate..."

April 9, 2010 News Feature

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

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Countdown to Ecstasy
A New Drug for a New Millennium
"...dopamine, chemicals responsible for memory, sleep patterns, and emotional highs and lows...."

June 9, 2000 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Walking the Straight Edge
Texas Documentary Tour brings Jem Cohen's documentary on Fugazi, Instrument, to the Alamo Drafthouse.
"...to the increasingly conservative and polarizing presidency of Ronald Reagan but also as a nexus for the emerging second..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Alternate Universes
"...great drama will be staged. The production is a highly dramatic Antigone, the performance of which is interrupted by..."

March 12, 1999 Books Feature

That Old Revival Spirit
Testifying About Movies
"...the verge of divorce, Grant and Dunne play a high-society couple seemingly unable to let the relationship slip through..."

June 13, 1997 Screens Feature

AISD: Who is Under the Axe?
Breaking down the 1,017 proposed cuts
"...pick apart the presentation, and it's clearer now which schools, offices, and individual jobs are under the lay-off axe...."

Feb. 13, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Touching All Those Hands
Remembering Boyd Vance, his life and legacy
"...was a disc jockey in the Eighties, back before Reagan totally deregulated radio, when commercial stations actually offered arts..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...consent agenda -- to plans to convert Kealing Junior High School to a middle school with a sixth grade...."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

AISD Magnets and Academies
A listing of AISD's magnets and academies
"...Magnet Schools Magnet schools offer college-preparatory curriculums and accept applications from..."

Dec. 7, 2001 News Feature

Public Notice: Here Comes the Spin
CodeNEXT draft three winners & losers?
"...capacity should be cheering at the consultants showing the highest capacity numbers yet – without disrupting existing neighborhoods (much)..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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