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Poverty Knocks
Texas' financial black hole widens
" distract Texans from their failure to protect the Texas environment, more stunningly awful news about the budget: They..."

May 29, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
The General Land Office throws the doors open for wind power in the Gulf.
"...Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced last Thursday that the Texas General Land Office will begin leasing state-owned lands for..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Out of Her Cage
Micah Magee explores a Texan's teen pregnancy in Petting Zoo
"...landed in an honors program at the University of Texas, where she earned a double degree in film and..."

March 17, 2015 SXSW Post by Amy Gentry

The Sunday Survey: 9/19/10
Perry debate-dodges and council budget-passes
"...Good news, people of Texas! Gov. Rick Perry is a man of his word!..."

Sept. 19, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Voluntary Presidency?
AISD gets caught in the fight over televising Obama's back-to-school speech
"...Seems the presidency has become like sex ed in Texas schools. Austin ISD is allowing teachers and students to..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

So Much for Those Travis Republican Districts
"...attempts to completely dismantle the public education system in Texas...."

Nov. 7, 2006 News Post by Lee Nichols

Margin of Error
Some Texas high schools may be violating the "top 10%" law, which guarantees admission to UT and other Texas colleges and universities, by exaggerating the number of students in the top 10% of their graduating classes.
"...The director of under-graduate admissions at the University of Texas says a number of Texas high schools are exaggerating..."

April 21, 2000 News Feature by Jonathan David Carroll

Who Can Vouch for the Charters?
The state's freewheeling experiment with charter schools gets a poor grade.
"...good time to take a closer look at "charter schools." The charter school program was created by the Legislature..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

'If Not Edison -- What?'
Austin Interfaith's Alliance programs represent one alternative to failing AISD schools.
"...In the Texas Education Agency's 2001 assessment of state school districts, the..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature by Emily Pyle

High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
"...Linder, Metz, Palm, Perez, Rodriguez, Sanchez, Widen, Zavala Middle Schools: Martin, Mendez High Schools: Eastside Memorial, International High..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Study: Dropout Rates for Blacks Higher in Charters
A new UT study shows black high school students in Texas are three times more likely to drop out from a charter system
"...Think charter schools help minority students? Think again. A new University of..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Here Today, There Tomorrow
Austin ISD Schools grapple with high student turnover – and all its consequences
"...Among the many challenges facing Austin schools, outdated address lists may not seem like a big..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Can Edison Pass the AISD Test?
AISD considers hiring Edison Schools Inc. for East Austin.
"...(Thursday), representatives of the for-profit school management company Edison Schools Inc. appear before Austin ISD Superintendent Pat Forgione and..."

Jan. 25, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Sterling Lands' New Mission
Sterling Lands II and the Eastside Social Action Coalition fight for equity in Austin's public schools.
"...federal court case that ended official school segregation], our schools are still separate and still unequal." The Coalition demanded..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Not by the Book
Charter Schools Gain Respect Right and Left
"...Los Angeles as documented in "Education's Big Gamble: Charter Schools" on PBS this month. It seems to be one..."

Sept. 5, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...bulldozing tradition, and punitive accountability systems that treat neighborhood schools as piñatas, U.S. education policy has slowly but steadily..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Family Flight
Will AISD abandon its shrinking schools?
"...centers; Porter Middle would house two small "concept" high schools. Because Becker has had the first public debate and..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Capitol Chronicle
The Supreme Court, by supporting vouchers, removes another brick from the church-state wall.
"...a Cleveland school voucher program which overwhelmingly funds religious schools does not violate the constitutional separation of church and..."

July 5, 2002 News Column by Michael King

The Make It Movement Wants You to Learn a Trade and Love What You Do
Can skilled jobs and career education change Texas culture?
"...Spence is beginning his story of "Don't Mess With Texas," the marketing campaign that made the company he co-founded,..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

A Level Playing Field
Due to a city loophole, a charter school can build a campus in less than half the time AISD can
"...crazy, but it's already happened in Austin, as charter schools have taken advantage of a loophole in the city's..."

June 3, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

Some Reforms Left Behind
Lege looks to account for school accountability
"...system. Opponents say it still ties the fate of schools to absolute testing standards, while creating a two-tier educational..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Talented Tenth
Complaints arise over the Top 10% law – because it's working too well
"...There's a Texas legislative corollary to the old saw, "No good deed..."

July 2, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The legislative leadership sends out feelers about a pilot voucher program.
"...didn't help the voucher cause that several state-funded charter schools -- halfway houses between traditional public schools and unregulated..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Culinary Studies
Cooking Schools in Austin
"...right, in the strictest sense of the word. What schools published about themselves at that time (and the little..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Food Feature by MM Pack

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...we know where our students are? Far too many Texas teens are taking permanent vacations from school, public interest..."

March 19, 1999 News Feature

Coca-Cola High School
Marketing at Westlake: It's the Deal Thing
"...logos on athletes and in front of fans. High schools have become the new battleground. And the Eanes Independent..."

Aug. 22, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Point Austin: Somebody Else's Job
Where does the school finance ruling leave 5 million Texas students?
" be surprised by last week's decision by the Texas Supreme Court that the state's system (if that's the..."

May 20, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Lege Lines
School finance debate heats up, HHSC consolidation on hold?, and more
"...Texas schools are in feeble fiscal shape. In case you..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Just Say No!
Rick Perry's approach to sex education has helped Texas boost its teen pregnancy rate
"...KLRU studio in 2010, Evan Smith, editor of the Texas Tribune, put his chin in his hand and asked..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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