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Save Texas Schools Gets Back in the Game
Protesters call foul on education funding
"...and politicians gathered at the capitol today as part of the second Save Texas Schools rally. Many spoke to..."

March 24, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Perils of Big Data
The up- and downsides of student information collection
"...There's a name that will be on a lot of tongues at SXSWedu. That name is inBloom – and..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Drop in the Bucket: Disputed Fed Ed Funding Comes to Texas
Disputed fed ed funding comes to Texas
"...After a long fight, Texas looks likely to receive a delayed $830 million in..."

April 22, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

More School Fingerprinting Fuss
"...Fingerprinting school employees is not off to a smooth start in..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Post by Kimberly Reeves

Looking for a School Chief
AISD zigzags its way to a new superintendent
"...It's been 10 years since the Austin Independent School District last searched for a new superintendent, and to..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Life and Death of Schools
Educational warrior Diane Ravitch takes on the "school reform" movement
"...On the subject of public education, Diane Ravitch may be America's most important..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Doggett: Keep School Funds in Schools
Perry demands right to gut Texas education funding
"...Act. The measure, which is restricted to states with "Texas-sized Rainy Day funds," orders that cash from the emergency..."

Aug. 5, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A World of Their Own
Growing Population
"...and Ben are among the 134 students -- out of AISD's 9,400 special education students -- diagnosed with autism...."

June 4, 1999 News Feature by Spike Gillespie

A Declaration of Independence
Zavala Elementary and Principal Sean Fox are succeeding at going their own way
"...something is changing. In fact, over the last couple of years, the campus has seen double-digit improvements in test..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Texas School Solution: More Guns, Less Money
Post-Sandy Hook bill would put teachers in firing line
"...Last session, Texas cut $5.4 billion out of public school funding. And..."

Dec. 26, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads
Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote
"...$600 million would cover a little less than half of Project Connect's $1.38 billion Central Corridor Urban Rail project..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Texas Book Festival
Festival Roundup
"...Where: North side of Texas State Capitol (indoors and outdoors)..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts
Showdown on the fifth floor
"...A tale of two floors: On one, rows and rows of books..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...a child. Yet between No Child Left Behind's culture of high-stakes standardized testing, the reform movement's bullish attitude to..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Tits for Tots
The governor rolls out his school finance plan, starring smoking, gambling, Desirée, and Ecstasy
"...considered cutting it. Turns out I was just ahead of my time: Last week the governor proposed a $5..."

April 16, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Bedside Manner: Hell on Earth
Dark literature in dark times, plus a plea for casting sanity
"...There is a time of mourning coming in my reading habits. Hellboy is dead,..."

Sept. 6, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Will It Float?
Bring out the slots and dancing girls – the Governor wants excellence!
"...Last week Gov. Rick Perry, in a series of public appearances and a few not-quite-private insider presentations by..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Neighborhoods, Schools, and Budgets
Austin ISD's looming financial crisis is a statewide story
"...there were three documents. There was the Austin Independent School District's Facility Master Plan, being developed by a district..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Schools: Under Siege
School districts around the state remember the Alamo
"...wrote, "I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna." Two weeks before the..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Feature

On The Lege
Development Devils
"...by the Save Our Springs Alliance, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and Real Estate Council of Austin was dealt..."

April 23, 1999 News Column

Lege Lowdown
"...vaccine mandate had begun even before the governor's State of the State address Tuesday. At a hastily called press..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Column

News Roundup: Loose Cannons and Contraception
Planned Parenthood debate rages on; gun violence takes more lives
"...in May 2014, attempted to argue through three days of hearings last week that the longtime cop was acting..."

Oct. 5, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Pushing for Expansion
Casar, Houston not warming up to expansion proposal
"...is crackling. It's a bright October morning, and much of its space is booked out by Dell World 2015...."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

LegeLines
UT Regents, education, gun control, and more
"...between UT President Bill Powers and the UT Board of Regents heated up this week when Lt. Gov. David..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Column

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week: "Yes, there is no question at all...."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The state makes new rules to allow "instant teachers" into Texas schools
"...Texas teachers' organizations are hopping mad about last week's vote..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Extra Credit
Grading the Governor
"...critical period in which billions in new funding for schools is at stake, educators are not inclined to draw..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Public Ed's Future Hangs in Balance
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, but you'd never know it at the Lege
"...In case you hadn't noticed amid all the layoffs, budget cuts, and changes to employment law, it is..."

May 6, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Schools in Session
Legislators Study Issues: From Vouchers to Combat Pay
"...where they may, it's time to pick a few of them back up again. The Texas Education Code was..."

Jan. 3, 1997 News Column by Roseana Auten

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