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Fonte's Inferno
ACC's New Pres Faces the Hot Issues in East Austin
"...Luling to Fredericksburg, all of which lie within ACC's state-mandated service area even though the school collects no taxes..."

June 6, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

University High
Community colleges are pushing "college credit" courses for high school students -- but the education is in doubt.
"...local community college. She'll be a freshman at a state university next fall, and wants to get some of..."

June 8, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
"...the first time I've ever eaten my words." – Statesman editorialist Arnold Garcia, acknowledging his published lectures on e-mail..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Changing Places
The new Pickle Elementary School is a crucible of the changing St. Johns neighborhood
"...air-conditioning system that uses captured rainwater. That the sprawling, state-of-the-art facility was placed on Blessing Avenue, previously a favorite..."

Feb. 7, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Extra Credit
Grading the Governor
"...when public education reform had become critical for the state, but not much for innovation or boldness...."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...a symbol of the university's commitment to serve all Texas, regardless of race, ethnicity, or income," said UT President..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...The Austin Police Association has cooled off a bit, but remains unwilling to..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Will It Float?
Bring out the slots and dancing girls – the Governor wants excellence!
"...from residential property (allowing at least the possibility of statewide equity). And the school administrators found dubious Perry's notion..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Column by Michael King

On the Lege
Dumb and Dumber
"...as his HJR 64, proposing that Austin become the state-run District of Travis, but pretty bad. Here's just a..."

March 12, 1999 News Column

Leave No Child Behind
In a an excerpt from their new book, Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose expose Bush's No Child Left Behind policy as an educational Enron.
"...so we're not real partial to public education in Texas...."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...AISD Teachers Get an A..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Feature

Gifted and Talented Education Programs Turn the Lights Out on Non-White Students
"Race is the greatest predictor of who succeeds and fails in American public education"
"...When Yasmine Smith was in elementary school, her teachers planned to refer her to the special education coordinator...."

Nov. 22, 2019 News Feature by Autumn A. Arnett

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...The night Austin state Sen. Kirk Watson urged the community to pull together..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Judge is, technically, a Senior United States District Judge. A federal judge over 70 years of..."

April 19, 2002 Column

A Declaration of Independence
Zavala Elementary and Principal Sean Fox are succeeding at going their own way
"...and make sure it doesn't get caught in the state's accountability tripwires. It's to make sure the kids here..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the hell out of the way. The letter further states that the tenants' wish is "to remain at our..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

Shifting Gears
New Board, Boss, Budget in Store for AISD
"...capitalize on recent years of progress without alienating parents, teachers, and district staff from the superintendent's office...."

April 17, 1998 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

A Bad Rap
Ratliff's Rider Ticks Off Music Industry, Civil Servants
"...to eradicate the scourge of rap music from the state's investments, a conservative white state senator from East Texas..."

March 20, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Naked City
"...36.1 or am I not? Make my day.'" – Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson on why he thinks the..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...fully revealed through this trial. The students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
"...many dimes, at least. See "Capitol Chronicle" for the state fiscal news, "City, County Budgets Hold the (Bottom) Line"..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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Our readers talk back.
"...University Area Partners is a neighborhood association representing residential, business, nonprofit and student interests in the..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Column

An Education Only a Boss Could Love
Public schools lurch a little closer to privatization with HB 2
"...education bill introduced last week drew instant criticism from teachers unions, tempered praise from legislative leaders, cautious restraint from..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...of MTV's The Real World, as quoted in the Statesman...."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
"...development on top of the most endangered aquifer in Texas won't protect our water or our home rule powers...."

July 19, 2002 Column

Postmarks
Readers weigh in on the criminality of musicians, the integrity of neighborhoods, and more.
"...you've ever been through the criminal justice system in Texas you know how flawed it is and how easy..."

July 6, 2001 Column

Postmarks
Warning: blatant use of music knowledge within
"...at best -- a completely biased account of the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs' administration of the..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Column

Budget Blackboard
Write 100 Times: AISD Needs More Money
"...wasn't until June 4, after receiving information from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on the district's financial prospects, that..."

June 20, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Naked City
"...from the start from the Old West Austin Neighborhood Association. But Marsh never could meet the requirement that more..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature

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