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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 it..."

March 24, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Unsafe Lead Levels Found in Texas Schools
AISD found high levels at two of 66 tested schools
"...for children. According to a new report from Environment Texas and TexPIRG Education Fund, that's the scientific and medical..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

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

Feb. 22, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

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

Feb. 27, 2013 Photo Gallery

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, and..."

March 23, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

March 30, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

March 1, 2013 News Feature

STAAR Falls on Texas Schools
Academic assessment tests raises questions of fairness
"...stunned by disappointing results in the first State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, aka STAAR tests. The big..."

June 22, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Real Guns, Cardboard Guns in Texas Schools
Firearms groups plan "murder-in" as gun man hides at St. Ed's
"...Earlier: With university administrators across Texas increasingly concerned about guns on campus, and the spectre..."

Dec. 9, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Farewell to Linda Bridges, Hero of Texas Schools
Teachers union leader passes, leaving legacy of advocacy
"...the closest thing to collective bargaining possible in anti-union Texas, and a model that has spread to many other..."

Jan. 14, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

June 2, 2011 News Post by Ramon Martinez

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

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

24-Texas Teachers Talk of “Trauma” at TribFest
Educators discuss the challenges of reopening schools, TEA head defends decision to administer STAAR tests
"..."Anybody" presumably includes Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath, Checka's panelmate in the..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Opinion: Another Unfair Burden Put on Texas’ Public Schools
Greg Abbott and Mike Morath have put Texas schools in an impossible decision: shift to online learning, which is not as effective, or put students and families at risk by returning in the fall.
"...In 10 years of teaching, I have seen Texas enact policies that have eroded families' trust in public..."

July 3, 2020 Column by Alyssa Potasznik

Texas Legislators Push Through Two Anti-LGBTQ Bills Sunday Night
Bathroom and religious freedom bills both likely to become law
"...After four months fighting down bathroom bills, the Texas House finally caved to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s threat..."

May 22, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

State Rep. Bucy Hosts Town Hall on Schools, Border Crisis
Freshman legislator praises bipartisan support for “Texas values”
" finance reform was the biggest accomplishment for the Texas Legislature in the past few decades, said state Rep...."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Megan Menchaca

Austin Film Festival: The Texas Promise
Oscar-winner Vanessa Roth finds the lie and the hope in Texas schools
"...There's a few billion dollars missing from the Texas education budget, and every capitol and education reporter was..."

Oct. 28, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Hears Loud and Clear: No Cops in Schools
Austinites call for schools to defund its police, too
"...for defunding police forces – including those in public schools, to allow more resources to be directed toward students'..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature by Aaricka Washington

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

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

Texas Education Agency Ratings
"...There are 230 charter schools listed in the state accountability ratings for 2002 --..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature

Schools in Session
Legislators Study Issues: From Vouchers to Combat Pay
"...pick a few of them back up again. The Texas Education Code was revamped, streamlined, and (most folks agree)..."

Jan. 3, 1997 News Column by Roseana Auten

Public Notice: No Help for Public Schools
Why the PPP only works for charters
"...With Austin schools struggling to reopen and budget cuts looming at the..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Texas Faith and Freedom
Samantha Smoot recounts her work with the Texas Freedom Network
"...Samantha Smoot, executive director of the Texas Freedom Network since 1998, recently announced her resignation, effective..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

AISD High Schools Hit Target
TEA results for Austin improved from last year
"...become the bane of education policy: vouchers, charters, single-sex schools. As the Austin Independent School District receives some of..."

Aug. 14, 2015 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

Education in Central Texas: A worrisome portrait
Community Action Network releases its Education FAQ on education in Central Texas
"...document that pulls together information about education in Central Texas. The result, for anyone who cares deeply about local..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature by Michael May

Rankings Give Schools a One-Two Punch
Both state and federal accountability measures leave Austin ISD cold
"...About 10,000 Austin ISD students at eight schools are eligible – in principle – for transfer to..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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