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Save Texas Schools Gets Back in the Game
Protesters call foul on education funding
" the capitol today as part of the second Save Texas Schools rally. Many spoke to the crowd, but..."

March 24, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Save Texas Schools Rally
February 23, 2013. 13 photos.
"...Austin ISD’s Eastside Memorial High’s Panther Band join the Save Texas Schools March and Rally 2013...."

Feb. 27, 2013 Photo Gallery

Save Texas Schools Declares Independence
Have Texas lawmakers made 'adequate yearly progress'?
"...them. That was the message of the March 24 Save Texas Schools rally at the Capitol, as public education..."

March 30, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Back by Popular Demand: Save Texas Schools
Public schools march and rally set for March 24
"...Last year, Save Texas Schools put more than 11,000 students, families, teachers,..."

March 23, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Will the Lege Save Texas Schools?
Pro-public education rally drew thousands from across the state
"...greets a crowd of public school advocates at a Save Texas Schools march and rally at the Capitol on..."

March 1, 2013 News Feature

Save Our Schools!
Texans advance on Capitol in bid to preserve public schools
"...As the 82nd Texas Legislature reaches its midpoint, lawmakers are facing a gut..."

March 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Kashmere HS Marching Band Saves Texas Schools?
Public education needs more ‘Thunder Soul’
"...parents, and students descend on the capitol tomorrow for Save Texas Schools. The rally runs noon-1:30pm, but the march..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Weekend Warriors for Public Schools
Save Texas Schools and Texas AFT to rally at capitol
"...hearings on the state budget, public school advocates including Save Texas Schools, Texas AFT and Texas Forward have organized..."

June 2, 2011 News Post by Ramon Martinez

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...but maybe not enough to travel back. That's how Texas lawmakers have treated the state's school finance system, and..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Out of the Schools and Into the Polls
Lege (and voters) still fighting over how much to cut public schools
" a series of videos promoting the idea that Texas public schools are larded with profligate administrators and that..."

May 27, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Schools and Environment
Big Saturday events for education and environment
"...have noticed, brains are in short supply at the Texas Capitol at the moment (as are courage and heart,..."

April 17, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Keeping Texas Smart – and on the March
Thousands rally to save Texas schools
"...That was one tale of Saturday's Save Texas Schools rally Downtown, as at least 11,000 teachers,..."

March 18, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

The Life and Death of Schools
Educational warrior Diane Ravitch takes on the "school reform" movement
"...and the ongoing, bipartisan, national love affair with charter schools – have done much, or anything, to fix American..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Alamo Schools Letter
Superintendent's letter remembers the Alamo
"...It's been dubbed "The Alamo Schools Letter." On Feb. 11, Superintendent John Kuhn, from the..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature

Shrinking Schools
While the suburbs sprawl, central city schools count their children – and their blessings
" populations are flat or declining, even as outer-fringe schools are bursting with children. Of AISD's 74 elementary schools,..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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

Nov. 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Design a Poster, Save A Life
Local ISDs and Cap Metro launch rail safety competition for kids near new tracks
"...The competition is open to grades K-12 at schools within half a mile of the new rail tracks..."

Jan. 22, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rick Noriega's Speech to the Texas Democratic Convention
Blasts Cornyn, calls for end to Iraq War.
" the speech Rick Noriega just gave to the Texas Democratic Party Convention. (No, I didn't type it in..."

June 6, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Scott Quitting Texas Education Agency
Controversial schools commissioner to leave July 2
" today. Commissioner of Education Robert Scott – possibly Texas' most widely-known and controversial agency boss – is resigning..."

May 1, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Ten Key Moments in a Year of Endless Texas Election Drama
Vote Early and Often
"...2) Feb. 23: Bernie Sanders Rolls Through Town As Texas found itself a pivotal state in the 2020 presidential..."

Dec. 18, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Tackling Texas Truisms
Filmmaker Don Howard and the Texas Documentary Tour
"...PBS in September) took preconceived notions of one of Texas' more notorious cities and peeled them away to reveal..."

Dec. 5, 1997 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Lege Lines: Does Texas Really Need a Special Session
Save for the sunset bill, does Texas really need a special session?
"...a bill to ensure the continued existence of the Texas Medical Board. On the other, a badge that champions..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Neighborhoods, Schools, and Budgets
Austin ISD's looming financial crisis is a statewide story
"...was the AISD budget, which pays for the district's schools. And there was the state budget, which helps pay..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Preschool Funding Loophole has Tax Dollars Going to Religious Schools. Who Benefits?
Private school partnerships boost district enrollment
"...public school districts and private (even evangelical Christian) pre-K schools allow districts to enroll kids in schools hundreds of..."

Oct. 27, 2023 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Deconstructing the Public Schools
"...the poorer students in the 11 largest districts in Texas (including Austin ISD) with vouchers directly from the districts'..."

May 2, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Could AISD Shutter 12 Schools?
District discloses ideas for $55 million in budget cuts
"...The draft report says that each closed campus could save the district about $1 million, but it does not..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Saving Austin's Schools
Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need
"...$1.134 billion package goes to specific neighborhood campuses and schools of choice, as well as relocating the Rosedale special..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Schools: Under Siege
School districts around the state remember the Alamo
"...Kuhn of Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District in North Texas wrote, "I am besieged, by a hundred or more..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Save as We Pave?
The latest trend in environmentally sensitive planning tiptoes into Travis County
", fragile ecosystems, watersheds, and the rural character of Texas? Or should it be privately developed as a residential..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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