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The Price of an Education
As the Lege looms, don't bet the house on new money for schools
"...students, which are in anything but short supply in Texas...."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
"...The Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. released a proposed Land and..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Capitol Chronicle
Just for the Kids' school rankings seem like just a lot of baloney.
"...great deal of fanfare and reverberating headlines, a nonprofit Texas education foundation named Just for the Kids announced its..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Extra Credit
Grading the Governor
"...critical period in which billions in new funding for schools is at stake, educators are not inclined to draw..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Dunbar Strikes Again
Board of Education member has book out attacking public education
"...Now, Dunbar is under attack from the Texas Freedom Network for her new book, One Nation Under..."

Dec. 4, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Federal progress rankings put pressure on AISD
"...The other accountability shoe dropped on Texas schools last week as the Texas Education Agency released..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Vampire Vouchers Rise Again!
'Virtual' or 'Pilot' – Lege begins the biennial campaign to siphon money from public schools
"...that, expect both vouchers and an expansion of charter schools to figure into lawmakers' discussions when they take up..."

March 25, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Football Behind Bars
Field of Dreams Offers Young Offenders Second Chance
"...the field, it might have passed for a typical Texas high school football game. But the October 24 game..."

Nov. 7, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Public Notice: In the Name of Fairness
Times change, and so do schools
"...approved a resolution to change the names of four schools named for Confederate soldiers. Teich has opposed the name..."

March 2, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Breaking the Cycle
Schools move to end teen dating violence
"...because of their age," explains Gloria Terry, CEO of Texas Council on Family Violence. "This message contributes to the..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Top 10 Education Stories
School finance lawsuits, AISD board shakeup, and more
"...on Dec. 17, cancelling its contract with IDEA Public Schools to take over the Eastside Memorial vertical team, and..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Our readers talk back.
"...Schools serving poor and minority students have far lower percentages..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column

On the Lege
The capitalist caucus targets "socialist" public schools.
"...U.S. institution of collectively educating our children in government-run schools is a de facto form of socialism. The only..."

May 2, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Naked City
Charter Schools Flunk Out
"...Alanis, ordered that five of the state's "low-performing" charter schools, serving about 2,000 students in all, be closed at..."

Nov. 15, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Texas Clean Air activists are singing their lungs out over..."

June 13, 1997 News Feature

Out Youth Launches “Be YOU” Curriculum for LGBTQ Students
Developed to support the emotional and social well-being of LGBTQ middle and high school students
"...Thanks to LGBTQ youth services nonprofit Out Youth, schools and community organizations in Central Texas and throughout the..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

School Finance on Trial
Hearing only expected to last a short two and a half hours
"...Attorney General's office will have 45 minutes before the Texas Supreme Court to undermine Judge John Dietz's 2014 ruling..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bill of the Week
Bill by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez would support community schools
"...vouchers are the only way to save struggling public schools. But what if there were a way to give..."

March 6, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Dietz Decision
Will Texas fulfill its constitutional promise?
"...pointed out – notably my Chronicle colleague Richard Whittaker ("Texas School Funding: Still Unconstitutional") – District Judge John Dietz's..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Bill of the Week: Just Say No
Bill would keep Planned Parenthood out of sex ed
"...and sexual health education or educational materials to public schools. Indeed, Planned Parenthood provides educational resources for teachers –..."

Feb. 17, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Pay, Performance, Politics, and Education
Perry offers incentive pay, but only to a tiny handful of teachers
"...a $10 million incentive pay program for a few Texas teachers. One hundred schools that serve predominantly low-income students..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Will It Float?
Bring out the slots and dancing girls – the Governor wants excellence!
"...It was bad enough that members of the Texas Association of School Administrators sat on their hands as..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
"...For my work on behalf of open government in Texas, I have received awards from the Texas Daily Newspaper..."

April 18, 2003 Column

AISD's "Concerned Parents" Rail Against LGBTQ Inclusivity
Religious extremists against comprehensive sex ed and Welcoming Schools program
"...the Austin Independent School District to terminate its Welcoming Schools program – a professional development training program created by..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Next Round of School Reform
AISD focuses again on Eastside schools
"...a consensus in the Austin Inde­pendent School District: The schools in East Austin should get the same opportunities, and..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Planting a Seed
Local schools see students not only eating all of their vegetables but growing them, too
"...relative who was a farmer or rancher, especially in Texas. There was no question of eating seasonally; it was..."

March 23, 2007 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Naked City
Saving the Alliance Schools
"...The Alliance Schools, a program that improves school performance through direct community..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Looking for Leadership
It takes a community to support the schools.
" Mallard Fillmore. Reconsidering the persistent problems of Austin schools, particularly the AISD's failure to improve quickly enough the..."

April 19, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Viva Bilingual Ed
Texas Not Likely to Follow California's Lead
" Jana Birchum Molly Ivins has often observed that Texas should function as a "National Laboratory for Bad Government."..."

June 12, 1998 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

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

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