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Left Behind
AISD moves to close Webb Middle School – and transfer the "merchandise"
"...the fourth year in a row, and the Texas Education Agency could decide to close the school or have..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

Communication Breakdown
Rocked by financial crisis, AISD goes to war with itself – and everyone suffers
"...simple fact is that even parents engaged in the education process are left floundering for information. Sanchez Elementary PTA..."

April 15, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Low-Budget Wrassling Resumes
Budgeting for public education always involves struggles between competing needs, but these days the competition is particularly fierce
"...having a hard time playing nice. Budgeting for public education always involves struggles between competing needs, but these days..."

July 15, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Loving and Fighting
A history of struggle at Blackshear Elementary
"...looked the other way," says Louis Malfaro, president of Education Austin, AISD's leading teachers union. Malfaro taught at Blackshear..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

AISD: Who is Under the Axe?
Breaking down the 1,017 proposed cuts
" many losses in the central office for special education, community education, learning services and support for at-risk kids?..."

Feb. 13, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Cine Joven Sin Fronteras
Teaching technology, telenovela, and how to straddle two countries and two cultures with a camera
"...the children from first- or second-generation Latino families, the bilingual, cross-cultural sons and daughters of both newly arrived immigrants..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Don't Forget the Children
AISD races and bond proposals
"...children consequently switch schools, with inevitable disruption to their education. And, as in much of AISD, there's serious overcrowding...."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'The Perfect Storm': AISD Board Adds by Subtracting
The Austin ISD board of trustees passes its 2003-04 budget.
"...restoration ($1.68 million), and two new initiatives for a bilingual/immigrant program and for reading intervention in middle schools ($2.4..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Not Enough Austin ISD Seniors Are Ready for College, Per Recent Test Scores
Credentials post-high school are crucial to make a living
"...a state program mandating that Texas institutions of higher education assess prospective students for college readiness – specifically, whether..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Tone Deaf
Deaf Austinites say police can't seem to listen to reason
"...deaf people. (According to Gallaudet University, the nation's premier educational institution for the deaf, there are also roughly 8..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

University of Texas at El Paso
"...program in the nation to offer Spanish, English, and bilingual components, UTEP allows students to work in either language..."

April 21, 2000 Books Feature by Jessica Berthold

Meet Your 2022 Hot Sauce Festival Judges
Meet the tastemakers for this year's competition
" "Ameri-Chicana" attitude. Her last release, the critically acclaimed bilingual album Lola, was named as one of NPR's top..."

Sept. 9, 2022 Food Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, April 1-8
"...celebrity guests, and more. Thu.-Sat., April 1-3. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 818/201-5825."

April 2, 2010 News Column

It's Noon. Do You Know What Your Children Are Eating?
Fernando Saralegui is in 'Papi's Kitchen' trying to help kids with healthy habits
"...finds him so busy now: trying to get a bilingual educational children's TV series off the ground...."

June 9, 2006 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Forgione Says Follow the Blueprint
Forgione takes his Blueprint on the road, but is everyone buying?
"..."low performing" or "borderline low performing" by the Texas Education Agency. The plan will provide experienced teachers, new principals..."

May 10, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Crisis at the Rape Crisis Center
Has Idealism Become the Victim of Financial Reality?
" fund his position as head of ARCC's public education department. His termination was effective immediately...."

Dec. 20, 1996 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...and now even the chair of the House Public Education Committee has issued its warning: Without reform, school districts..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Making the Math Work on Real School Finance Reform
"Texas Plan" brings new money to Austin and other districts, but nothing's final yet
"...and achieve goals long sought by Texas Democrats and pro-education GOP moderates: full-day pre-K for low-income children, more funding..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Getting School to Work
Aided by an infusion of new tax dollars from high-tech and other industries, Del Valle ISD finds success by investing heavily in school-to-career programs.
"...teaching the skills needed to fuel it. How will education cope with the new demand for digital-ready workers? Local..."

Dec. 31, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Promises, Promises
Two Austin neighborhoods vie to bring down federal dollars to help transform communities
" called a Promise Neighborhoods grant. The Department of Education will select up to 20 projects nationwide to split..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Closing the COVID Gap at AISD
Post-pandemic, not enough students can read well. How do we get out of this ditch?
"...elementary school kids in Austin whose first years of education have involved at least some remote learning. And it’s..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Finally, COVID Relief Funds Coming to Austin Schools
District lays off evaluators, asks them to reapply
"...COVID-19 relief funds from the federal government. The Texas Education Agency announced Tuesday, April 28, that it would finally..."

May 7, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Louis Malfaro and 18 Years of AISD Politics
The teachers' union veteran looks back as he moves forward
"...for the last time as president of teachers' union Education Austin. Four days earlier Drew Scheberle, senior vice president..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD School Board Approves Historic Raises and a Clearer Path For Special Ed
No AISD employee will make less than $20/hour
"...Know Our Worth” campaign waged for several months by Education Austin, AISD’s labor union. “I've been floating ever since..."

May 19, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Finally, COVID Relief Funds Coming to Austin Schools
$155 million to AISD, $11.2 billion statewide clear TEA logjam
"...The Texas Education Agency announced Tuesday that it would finally be distributing..."

April 30, 2021 News Post by Clara Ence Morse

Two Schools of Thought
The upcoming ACC and AISD elections share a ballot but address different challenges
"...Two boards, two educational systems, two sets of challenges – on May 15,..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Local K-12 Educators Look at Ways to Start the School Year as COVID-19 Looms
Put on your thinking cap
"...with the district) to join the UT-Austin College of Education as a part of its Cooperative Superintendency Program in..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature by Aaricka Washington

AISD Board of Trustees Approves $1.6 Billion Budget for 2019-2020
Lege gives AISD a one-year budget breather
"...district about $22.7 million. In addition, the stipends for bilingual educators and special education teachers will be increased by..."

June 21, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

On the Trustee Trail
AISD, ACC candidates talk money, equity
"...teacher, Ashy is a strong advocate for early childhood education, which she sees as key to closing achievement gaps..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Getting to Zero
Will Austin's green seif-image be realized with its "zero waste" goals?
"...and cardboard (or approved substitute materials), and to provide bilingual recycling education for their tenants and employees...."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

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