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A Lesson in Bilingual Education
Middle East biliginual education group breaks new ground
" the Austin Independent School District bridges gaps through bilingual education...."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Viva Bilingual Ed
Texas Not Likely to Follow California's Lead
"...Ramiro Martinez, and teacher Sylvia Saenz at Sanchez Elementary's bilingual education classes. photograph by Jana Birchum Molly Ivins has..."

June 12, 1998 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

An Education Only a Boss Could Love
Public schools lurch a little closer to privatization with HB 2
"...The House education bill introduced last week drew instant criticism from teachers..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

City Opens Arts Education Grant Application Window
Nineteen $25,000 grants being offered to nonprofits
"...of Austin is now taking applications from local arts education nonprofits to cover expenses...."

Aug. 23, 2023 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Education Irony
Texas Education Agency gives $10 million to schools slated for closure in AISD repurposing plan
"...burlap sacks of wheat onto starving refugees, the Texas Education Agency parachuted $10 million in grants onto the 100..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Top 10 Education Stories
Mack Brown, Meria Carstarphen, and the rest of the gang
"...After years under constant threat of closure, the Texas Education Agency, AISD, and the East Austin community came together..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

No Bilingual Blueprint?
Forgione's new blueprint attracts critics who worry it will mean the end of the dual language program.
"...schools deemed low-performing or borderline low-performing by the Texas Education Agency. At Harris, his opening remarks were conciliatory, and..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Have You Ever Been to Carrascolendas?
The Bilingual Education Act in 1968 sparked an unprecedented number of bilingual television programs for children, and the Austin-produced children's series Carrascolendas, which premiered in 1970, was among the first.
"..."A decade ago, bilingualism on TV was nonexistent. [Today, it] has clearly found..."

July 4, 2003 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

AISD and St. Edward's Partner for Dual Language Program
Summer Bridge program gives ninth graders a taste of college
"...Austin ISD Dual Language Summer Bridge program, many incoming bilingual ninth graders are receiving their first introduction to college..."

July 31, 2019 News Post by Megan Menchaca

All the Right Moves
Democrat Donna Howard faces self-proclaimed moderate Republican Cynthia Thornton in the general election for Austin's seat on the State Board of Education
" influential Christian conservatives on the State Board of Education, one might have expected to see Democrats rushing to..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

AISD Fills Pipeline From Within
New partnership helps teachers' aides get degrees, meet district bilingual gap
"...As AISD struggles to find and keep enough bilingual teachers to serve a student body where about one..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

CNN Obama-Clinton Debate: The full transcript
Word for word, the whole shebang
"...I was this morning, that absorb the health care, education, and law enforcement costs. And I personally, as president,..."

Feb. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Child Left Behind law requires all students, including special education ones, to perform on grade level by 2014 and..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature

Let's 'Rumbo'! Right Now!
New Spanish dailies battle for a young Latino audience looking for news
" something totally new and have an effect immediately. Education, health, family issues – those stories are the stories..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Belinda Acosta

AISD Goes Global
Johnston High School welcomes immigrant students and makes waves in the neighborhood
"...and nearly 20% are "limited-English proficient," or "LEP" in education lingo. The school's official dropout rate is about 15%,..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Carstarphen's Vision
AISD superintendent envisions a brighter, smarter district
"...Memorial High. The child-friendly computer units, complete with preloaded educational software and double benches so that kids can share..."

Nov. 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Borderline Bush
Bordertown Blues
"...many of whom speak little English and have minimal education, Chavez says. "These workers are thrown into worker training..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Three Plans for Four Eastside Schools
Four schools, three very different plans
" on its fifth principal. However, last year Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams signed off on a deal that..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Salt of the Earth
Local activists remember Cesar Chavez on the seventh anniversary of his death.
"...about improved conditions for farmworkers and migrants in health, education, and wages."..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Paul Ciavarri

A Year in the Life
"...4. "Bilingual education is about using a child's native language and..."

Jan. 8, 1999 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...of calls from parents and community groups to take bilingualism more seriously, Austin Independent School District will launch its..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature

Shrinking Schools
While the suburbs sprawl, central city schools count their children – and their blessings
"...that an East Austin address doesn't have to mean educational inferiority.Judging by the Numbers..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

AISD Struggling With Capacity
Redrawing all school boundaries inevitable, but not imminent
"...with IDEA Public Schools, will likely re-open as a bilingual middle school...."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Juan Meza's World
The Juan in a Million restaurateur's Eastside embrace has turned him into an Austin icon
"...Austin ISD recruited them as teachers for their fledgling bilingual program. But at that time, the pay was so..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Tits for Tots
The governor rolls out his school finance plan, starring smoking, gambling, Desirée, and Ecstasy
"...this space I asked, "What's next from the Perry Education Excellence Brain Trust? We hear there's real money to..."

April 16, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Off the Desk:
"...Mental Health Partnership, a coalition of over 44 different public-education, law-enforcement, and mental-health entities in the Austin/Travis County area,..."

July 5, 1996 News Feature

SBOE: A Green Challenge?
Green Party candidate Lesley Ramsey aims to bring progressive values to the right-wing State Board of Education.
"...the Green Party candidate for the State Board of Education's District 10 seat, Ramsey has heard through the grapevine..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Love of Labor
More Than Hot Dogs
"...The first 16-page issue has a lengthy story on bilingual education in the Houston Independent School District (a surprisingly..."

Sept. 18, 1998 News Column by Lee Nichols

AISD Employees to Receive Historic Raises
District, union agree on pay package in wake of state school bill
"...which will inject about $6.5 billion into the state’s education system – which includes funds earmarked for public school..."

June 13, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

AISD Braces for Challenging School Year
After rocky start, district tries to smooth out bumps
"...its campuses by this time. But with the Texas Education Agency still mucking around with Pearce Middle School and..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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