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Who Killed Porter Middle School?
The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.
"...A school died in Austin this week. The causes were definitely..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Point Austin: Webb Games
Webb Middle School is a test case for bad public policy vs. community resolve
"...has far from settled, the public battle to defend Webb Middle School from the blunt and counterproductive logic of..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Michael King

AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center
“Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"
" early June, as part of the Austin Indepen­dent School District's "School Changes" process, parents turned out in force..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

What Worked at Webb
"...Last fall, as the 2006-07 school year began, it was hard to find anyone who..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Equity, Clarity Sought in School Changes Process
(UPDATED) AISD hears from parents at both East and Westside schools
"...after releasing their draft scenarios for what the district's School Changes 2019 process could look like, pressure is building..."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD's Johnston and Webb: Test Score Role Reversal
TAKS scores for district's two most struggling schools confusing
"...Austin Independent School District's board President Mark Williams was both relieved and..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

Forgione's BEST-Laid Plan for Closing Webb
"...Pat Forgione told the AISD board of trustees that Webb Middle School should close – regardless of how the..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

Johnston High School Gets Another Chance
Acting education commissioner says AISD can keep Johnston open another year
"...The state accountability results are out for last school year, and it looks like Austin Independent School District's..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

School's Garden Bulldozed
AISD contractors mowed down Martin Middle School's wildlife habitat
"...Families at Martin Middle School are already feeling like they're under siege from..."

July 20, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Board Election Preview
Race to fill District 2 spot on AISD board of trustees promises to be highly contested, with four candidates vying for empty seat left by board's longest-serving member, Rudy Montoya
"...fill the District 2 spot on the Austin Independent School District board of trustees promises to be highly contested,..."

April 20, 2007 News Feature by Justin Ward

High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
"...On Nov. 6, voters in the Austin Inde­pen­dent School District won't just be selecting new trustees. They will..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Left Behind
AISD moves to close Webb Middle School – and transfer the "merchandise"
"...It's third period at Webb Middle School, and seventh-grade English teacher Patrick Harboure is..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

Designed To Fail
As Pearce may face another repurposing, AISD gets excited about single-sex schools
"...her off at 6:30 in the morning, but the school is telling him that she is tardy when the..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Changing Directions
Community-based programs aim to redirect the 'school-to-prison pipeline'
"...and Kaelyn's father – committed suicide. At Bowie High School, Kaelyn, who suffers from bipolar disorder, began smoking, taking..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Dagny Zenovia

Point Austin: Unaccountable
In the public school testing frenzy, responsibility and consequences flow only downward
"'s time to get worried again about troubled public schools. Under the gun this year are Pearce Middle School..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Column by Michael King

12 Questions for AISD
Before trustees vote on IDEA, some questions we'd like answering
"...that the Chronicle does not believe that Austin Independent School District has the information required to approve a deal..."

Dec. 12, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Some Reforms Left Behind
Lege looks to account for school accountability
"...separate meetings March 17 to discuss the new public school accountability bill – Senate Bill 3 and its companion,..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TEA to Pearce: Drop Dead
School officials and community are blindsided by agency's decision to close Pearce Middle School
"...Commissioner of Education Robert Scott's decision to close Pearce Middle School, announced last week, isn't the end. It's supposed..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Acting Right, Not White
Grim Stats, Racial Taunts Won't Deter These Students
"...Academic Skills (TAAS). She knows this because her Dobie Middle School principal, Patrick Patterson, presented the majority African-American and..."

Nov. 7, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Promises, Promises
Two Austin neighborhoods vie to bring down federal dollars to help transform communities
"...shared components of any successful application, not least that schools will be used as the logistical hub for any..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...are trying to find other ways to help the school." An Escuelita parent said the center plans to apply..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...might have been a turning point for Johnston High School...."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
"...• Following their annual performance review, the Austin Independent School District's board of trustees voted 7-1 to extend Superintendent..."

April 27, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...with an executive order mandating the HPV vaccination of school-age girls. Both legal and medical questions remain; see "On..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...• Last week, Austin Independent School District Superintendent Pat Forgione came to a public meeting..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Feature

No Child Left Behind
Schools do improve – just not all of them at the same time
"...No Child Left Behind may be controversial, but school districts still have to operate within its punitive restrictions..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...• Austin Independent School District Superintendent Pat Forgione presented a preliminary 2007-2008 budget..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature

Bringing the Group to the Vision
As Pat Forgione prepares to say farewell, he looks back on his AISD decade
"...Arranging an interview with Austin Independent School District Super­intendent Pat Forgione is surprisingly difficult. Not because..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
" comparing the investigation to a movie about high school cheerleading Headlines• The U.S. Department of Justice announced on..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature

SXSWedu: Weingarten and Ravitch on Schools
Highlights from the education conference
" her formal panel on the value of community schools, she had a chance to see in action two..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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