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Girlie Action
Girlie Action
"...comes from early exposure through the Grammy in the Schools program, not to mention playing in kid bands when..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Music Review by Margaret Moser

University of Texas Classes Move Online for Remainder of Spring Semester
Students will also have to vacate residence halls
"...In its latest response to COVID-19, UT-Austin announced it..."

March 18, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Texas Album Hall of Fame: Project Crew
Tee Double dusts off the local release that proved Austin hip-hop worthy of his raps
"...of us were still selling cassettes at our high schools...."

Oct. 20, 2017 Music Feature by Terrany “Tee Double” Johnson

Austin Jazz Workshop
"...Gently beautiful "Light Blue" stands out, but the band schools on every track...."

May 26, 2017 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

News Roundup: Lines, Trials, and Schools
No Fun at Fun Fun; Rick Perry goes to court; and more
"...them down. The 5th Circuit, which has jurisdiction over Texas, has yet to rule on the matter. However, the..."

Nov. 10, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Sargent Schools 'Day Trips'
"...time next year. In the meantime, the Austin and Texas Central Railroad's regular weekend excursion trains, operating from Cedar..."

Aug. 11, 2009 Postmarks

Watching the Moon
"...Girls Against Boys and the slick, post-hardcore of Rival Schools and the Constantines. Vocalist Pete Brown does particularly well,..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Music Review by Daniel Mee

Terry Bowness
"...way. There's even a tune, "Asteroids," that combines both schools into a backbeated, icy space journey. Bowness and Watkins..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Point Austin: Underfunded and Overtested
Save Texas Schools builds a groundswell for public education
"...House Appropriations Committee. As she sees it, education in Texas is being held hostage to an ideological agenda of..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Just Watch the Livestock
Texas schools' sex ed favors 'don't ask, don't tell ... and keep 'em ignorant'
" records request submitted the previous month by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, seeking documents and information related..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Testing, Testing, 1 2 3 ...
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics … and then there's the TAKS test
"...about the newly released 2004 student scores on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. The TAKS scores hit..."

June 4, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Fuller Versus IDEA
Charter school group attacks academic's work, he rebuts
"...over Prof. Edward J. Fuller's analysis of IDEA Public Schools' results in the Valley...."

Dec. 8, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bad Medicine?
No Child Left Behind prescribed for Austin schools – although the cure may be worse than the illness
"...row to allow its students to transfer to better-performing schools. The transfer option is the first "intervention" in a..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Public Ed Bill Escapes the House – Barely
Dems – and a few Republicans – try to hold back the privatization wave
"...could spell the beginning of the end of public schools in Texas. This unraveling process would start by empowering..."

March 18, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Right-Wing Revolution
Conservative Christians Target Texas Board of Education
"...(SBOE) does, there are plenty of religious right-wingers in Texas who could. The 15-member SBOE board -- which has..."

Oct. 11, 1996 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Capitol Chronicle
The legislative fight over vouchers and school finance has a long history and deep roots.
"...the Capitol to lobby legislators on behalf of public schools. More specifically, they came to oppose legislation to create..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Zeroing in on No Tolerance
Texas Schools Target Drugs and Violence
"...tolerance" policy on drugs, weapons, violence, and profanity in schools. Also present was Jerry Pyle, a teacher and member..."

May 12, 1995 News Feature by Andrea Barnett

Point Austin: Hecht v. Dietz
Supremes find high taxes onerous, but lousy schools OK
"...last month's 7-1 school finance decision of the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court remained dismally true to political form. The..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Snake Eyes
As Perry's session goes down to defeat, the rest of Texas celebrates a victory
" a good job," he declared. "The children of Texas deserve no less."..."

May 21, 2004 News Column by Michael King

No Art Left Behind
New campaign fights for the arts in Texas schools
"...arts education being treated like a redheaded stepchild in Texas public schools? You might want to consider getting on..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Capitol Chronicle
Everyone in Texas wants better schools, but no one wants to pay the tab.
"...historical problem of social inequity, which by default the schools are charged with fixing. Better to blame the state's..."

April 12, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Get in Line
In the new Texas arithmetic, nothing for nothing leaves nothing
" require four years of something called "science" in Texas high schools. One could feel much more enthusiastic about..."

July 23, 2004 News Column by Michael King

The Smartest Kids in the Room
Hint: It may not be the AISD board of trustees
" for skills like rhetoric and public speaking for Texas school kids any more. So two Austin ISD students..."

April 29, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fighting the Drug War One Urine Sample at a Time
Texas school districts will get a total of just more than $618,000 from the U.S. Dept. of Education to establish andom student drug testing programs
"...Six Texas school districts will get a total of just more..."

Sept. 4, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Learning From Experience
The things they won't tell you in Texas schools
"...Molly Ivins often noted that persistent observers of Texas politics learn one invaluable lesson: Things can always get..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Good Enough for Your Kid
The Lege considers the cost of an "adequate" public school education
"...performed by researchers from the University of Kansas and Texas A&M. According to the report's "key findings," the current..."

March 12, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures
School districts distributing free meals for students, parents
"...As Texas schools prepare to shut down through April 3 –..."

March 21, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Don't Mess With La Musica De Tejas
Don't Mess With Texas Music, Volume Two
Texas platters
"...(Texas Music Project)Don't Mess With Texas Music, Volume Two..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Music Review by David Lynch

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
A monthly planner of fun and delicious excursions
"...The Texas weather is surprisingly pleasant (for now, anyway), making May..."

May 4, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Notes of a Football Addict (Vol. V)
Paying tribute to Blanda, and more
"...heart of what's gone wrong in the State of Texas football, it is only proper to spend a few..."

Oct. 7, 2010 Sports Post by John Razook

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