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Here Today, There Tomorrow
Austin ISD Schools grapple with high student turnover – and all its consequences
"...clear, fall Friday afternoon, a group of teachers from Ridgetop Elementary school, at 51st Street just off Airport, pile..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Equity, Clarity Sought in School Changes Process
(UPDATED) AISD hears from parents at both East and Westside schools
"...for closure – most vocally at Maplewood, Pease, and Ridgetop elementary schools. Others, like Webb Middle School, may not..."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Nov. 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Election 2004 Updates
The latest electoral happenings in Central Texas, updated daily
"...earliest poll closing of the day occurred at Pease Elementary School, where students voted in a mock presidential election...."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature

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

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...local minimum wage from its $5.15-an-hour status. - E.C.B. Ridgetop Rallies..."

May 1, 1998 News Feature

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

End of the Road for Five-Way Stop?
A proposal to close Bruning Avenue stirs neighborhood debate
"..."One of the concerns the parents at Ridgetop Elementary have is that there's a crossing guard on..."

May 27, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

After a Difficult Year at AISD, 2,100 Staffers Are Leaving
Resignations are higher than ever
"...last day of school, band director Ryan Thomas left Ridgetop Elementary for the last time. After 23 years teaching..."

June 10, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

AISD's Haves and Have Nots
"...Blackshear Elementary..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature

A Snowball's Chance
Casey's New Orleans Snowballs, the little family business that could at 51st and Airport, packs a year's worth of fun and flavor into six months, writes the Chronicle's Rae Nadler-Olenick.
" the corner that slows traffic, a grade school [Ridgetop Elementary] across the street ... it doesn't get any..."

July 5, 2002 Food Feature by Rae Nadler-Olenick

AISD Struggling With Capacity
Redrawing all school boundaries inevitable, but not imminent
"...transfers and continued the process of opening their next elementary. However, these are Band Aids compared to the major..."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board Considers Futures for Underused Facilities
The district’s property portfolio has become an increasingly pressing matter
"...problem accentuated by the emergency closure of T.A. Brown Elementary in November because its floors were in immediate danger..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Power of Boxes
Some precincts can turn an election; others can't
"...PRECINCTBallotsLeffingwellMcCrackenStrayhornRileyCavazos 342 (Barton Hills Elementary, South)1,148680276154683407 256 (Casis Elementary, West)900358270244670178 242 (Crestview Methodist, Central)884526212115589256..."

May 15, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Schools, Sprawl, and Citizenship
Vote begins on $520 million school bond package
"...developments, where he used averages – such as 0.4 elementary-aged kids per new house. But when do you count..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

July 2020 Election Info
Early Voting June 29 - July 10
"...Ridgetop Elementary, 5005 Caswell..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature

Naked City
AISD Board's Budget Balance
"...released a district report, "Success for Our Students," at Ridgetop Elementary last week, tracking the district's progress since 1999,..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

2002 Summer Camps
"...SUMMER 2002 is for deaf and hard-of-hearing children in elementary, middle school, and high school, and offers a camp..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Public Notice: Destroying Some to Save Others
City, Austin ISD look for similar changes in similar places
"...are hitting like a double whammy – witness the Ridgetop Elementary community, targeted for both school closure and transition..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

AISD Board Unanimously Approves Expansive Sex Ed Curriculum
Marginalized students will see greater representation in gender identity, same-sex relationships lessons
"...hopes shared by Concetta Pil­grim, a third grader at Ridgetop Elementary who identifies as gender nonbinary. Before the meeting,..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

News Roundup: Schools, Fair(?) Housing, and Plastic
TEA releases rankings, Linda Curtis returns, and more
"...failure. While five Austin campuses on the list - Ridgetop Elementary, Martin and Mendez middle schools, and Eastside Memorial..."

Dec. 29, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

APD, Cap Metro, AISD Warn About Railroad Crossings
Perfectly set press conference shows how not to behave near the tracks
"...That latter point made this morning's press conference outside Ridgetop Elementary at 51st and Airport brilliant. While police spokesmen..."

Feb. 18, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Scene at Your Polling Place
Long cues at Caswell.
"...Here's some snaps from Ridgetop Elementary, off of 51st Street, taken at 6pm. As..."

March 4, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Seriously, You Need to Go Vote NOW
Long lines are forming – do NOT wait until 6:55!
"...check of a few precincts: • At pct. 136 (Ridgetop Elementary, 5005 Caswell), 596 people had voted as of..."

March 4, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

VanScoy's Agenda Part 2
"...on Mueller redevelopment on Monday, March 22, 6-8pm at Ridgetop Elementary...."

March 12, 1999 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" a candidates forum March 22 at 6pm at Ridgetop Elementary. For more info, call 499-0526, ext. 2. ......"

March 5, 1999 News Feature

Don't Dissolve District
"...minority families? Gutting the free-lunch program one week, closing Ridgetop Elementary the next, with no public notice - not..."

May 1, 1998 Column

High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
"...Ann Teich Elementaries: Barrington, T.A. Brown, Cook, McBee, Reilly, Ridgetop, Walnut Creek, Wooldridge, Wooten Middle Schools: Burnet, Webb High..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD Delays Its Plans to Close Eight Schools
Four others remain on list as "conversations" continue
"...released Friday, Nov. 1; Metz, Sims, Pease, and Brooke elementary schools. The first two will close as was expected..."

Nov. 3, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...English-language learners, will join a pilot program across four elementary campuses: Ridgetop in the central AISD Trustee District 5,..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature

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