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AISD’s Special Education System Struggles to Keep Up
School system tries to keep up with its workload and comply with legal mandates
"...highlights new needs to be addressed by parents and teachers. That's why the law requires reevaluation for special education..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Red Team Comeback?
Races south, west of town too close for Democrats' comfort
"...The ultimate goal for Texas Democrats is to flip the Texas House in November..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...The Texas State Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...The Texas State Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

March 2020 Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Democratic primary?
"...Michael Cooper ENDORSEMENTS: N/A..."

Feb. 4, 2020 News Post

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

Making the Math Work on Real School Finance Reform
"Texas Plan" brings new money to Austin and other districts, but nothing's final yet
"...just over four weeks left to go, the 86th Texas Legislature is on track to send Gov. Greg Abbott..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
" home. He has played with groups across the state, and locally, his work on the 2009 recording Conspirare..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lege Lines: The Voters Speak, the Governor Listens
Abbott leaves the red-state red-meat back at the mansion
"...In his third State of the State address to the combined House and..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

On the Trustee Trail
AISD, ACC candidates talk money, equity
"...budget deficit is a top concern, and that the Texas Legislature cannot be counted on to increase its funding..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Teachers Unions File Suit
Believe Senate Bill 1882 will lead to "charterization" of public school system
"...The Texas American Federation of Teachers and Texas State Teachers Association..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Run-off Election Results
Winners and losers in the Democratic primary
"...Texas House: The Intent to Represent..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Right-wing board member objects to “hyphenated Americanism”
"...Four years and two failed textbooks later, the Texas State Board of Education finally agreed to provide public..."

April 13, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Election Notes
More news from the campaign trail
"...U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro and former state senator and 2014 lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

On-set in The Iron Orchard
New film tackles Texas' oil history
"...It's the last day of shooting for Texas-set and Texas-made period oil drama The Iron Orchard, and..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Robbin' the Hoods
How can state lawmakers fix school finance?
"...In Texas, Republicans and Democrats, like the House and Senate, rarely..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Damage Done by SB 4
Court records reveal impact of the "show me your papers" bill on immigrant lives
"...17-year-old Rundberg-area high school student's grades to slip, and teachers began noticing the added stress. "When the raids happened..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

Guy Clark Biographer Tamara Saviano
“He shared things with me he didn’t share with other people”
"...wife Susanna, and Townes Van Zandt. April 7, the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association honors Saviano and tributes Clark with..."

March 30, 2017 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Are City Employee Pensions at Risk?
Pension systems in Dallas and Houston have been beat up by bad spending.
"...Dallas isn't the only Texas city facing serious pension issues. In Houston, the situation..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

Addressing Sexual Assault by Student-Athletes
Campaign hopes to eradicate rapes on high school campuses
"...Texas is poised to become the first state with an..."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Reasonable Doubt
Did misleading DNA analysis land an innocent man on death row?
"...from her daughter. Mitchell walked home at 3:30pm, her teachers told investigators. Nobody heard from her after that. A..."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Funding Balance
Some Austin politicos think qualified candidates of average means are deterred from running due to low contribution limits
"...disclose their spending. While groups in some cities and states evade disclosure by running ads that attack or praise..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Jack Craver

News Roundup: Loose Cannons and Contraception
Planned Parenthood debate rages on; gun violence takes more lives
"...the case. Kleinert successfully moved the hearings from the state court to the federal arena in April...."

Oct. 5, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

The Education Session
The Lege takes another run at patching school finance
"...If there's a poster child for what's best about Texas school kids, she could be Regan Lively. With a..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Goes to School: Education Bills
"...SB 893, by Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo: would move teachers away from five-year professional appraisals, and instead tie salary,..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bill of the Week
Bill by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez would support community schools
"...called community schooling. That's when the whole community – teachers, families, nonprofits, local government – work together to make..."

March 6, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

The Perils of Big Data
The up- and downsides of student information collection
"...of $100 million, and with education partners in nine states, it was intended to give educators and administrators easy..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Welcome to the 2015 Elections
That is, if you live in San Antonio, Bastrop, or Brenham
"...the air. A trio of special elections in Central Texas will decide most tomorrow...."

Jan. 5, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Science Groups Demand Textbook Publishers Remove Climate Change Denialism
Social studies textbooks under fire for climate change errors
"...Ahead of next week’s State Board of Education public hearing and vote on the..."

Nov. 12, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

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