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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

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

Carnaval to Chili Cook-Off: This Week's Recommended Community Events
A kickoff for Black History Month, Mean Girls trivia, a farewell to boobies, and more
"...sculpture gallery full of Juneteenth freedom figureheads. Not purely educational, the free event offers a vendor market and “interactive..."

Feb. 2, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

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

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

SXSW Music Adds New Order, Killer Mike, Protomartyr, and Isabella Lovestory
Along with over 300 more artists headed to the Austin festival
"...Concourse Project. Japan/Colorado hip-hop act Wez Atlas totes playful bilingual singles like “Overthink.”..."

Jan. 25, 2023 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Meet Your 2022 Hot Sauce Festival Judges
Meet the tastemakers for this year's competition
"...an "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

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Rancho Alegre Conjunto Music Fest, Borzoi, International Jazz Day, Ladyfang, Juan Wauters, and more
"...If higher education should be free, then music festivals should be, too...."

April 29, 2022 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

AISD’s Therapy Provider Struggles to Meet Demand Amid Mental Health Crisis
Students and parents find help is out of reach
"...recruit highly trained, expert staff, we began to offer bilingual and multilingual providers housing that our company would provide..."

April 15, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Opinion: Future of STEM Needs Collaboration and Diverse Voices
Why it's important to empower all girls to innovate through media and technology
"...businesses and local leaders continue to invest in STEM-related education for Gen Z and young girls. Locally, there are..."

March 25, 2022 Column by Laura Donnelly

Your Field Guide to the 101 Essential Acts at SXSW
Scroll eternal through the best and buzziest artists at the fest
"...quick to eschew prescriptive guitar forms. He views his education as a base on which other old-time music structures..."

March 11, 2022 Music Feature by The Chronicle Music Staff

New AISD Budget Leans Into Boosting Enrollment
The school district is nervously eyeing the numbers looking for signs of recovery
"...go to paychecks. A new "consultation" agreement with the Education Austin employee union includes guaranteed bonuses and a potential..."

July 2, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

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

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

Election Day Live Coverage for Travis County
Tracking the local races
"...Chronicle education reporter Clara Ence Morse is tracking the Austin ISD..."

Nov. 3, 2020 News Post by the News Staff

A Look at the City Council Races for Districts 2, 4, & 7
As Garza moves on, Pool and Casar seek to stay put
"...to take on incumbent CM Leslie Pool. Witt, a bilingual education advisor, is leaning heavily into Pool's opposition to..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Four Open Seats, and Many Demands for Change at AISD
School board shakeup
"...schools (Navarro) with largely Hispanic/Latinx enrollment. UT-Austin professor and educational anthropologist Kevin Foster, who founded the PBS TV show..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

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 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

How to Help Detained Migrant Families
Make an impact by contributing to these advocacy groups
"...Refugee Services provides free and low-cost legal services and education for detainees as well as recently released refugees. They..."

July 15, 2019 News Post by Katelyn Landry

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

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

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

SXSW Music Steps Up Ninth Artist List
Japanese Breakfast, Broken Social Scene, Ambar Lucid and 154 others
"...who’s grabbing attention with her high, rich-with-feeling voice and bilingual songwriting, slots in as a up-and-comer of note...."

Feb. 21, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: I’m Just Not Into Labels
CD Baby brings DIY Musician Conference to Austin, Sidewinder won't be ready for SXSW, and PledgeMusic withholds Fastball campaign funds
"...DIY Musician Conference promises three days of practical artist education Aug. 16-18...."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Budget Cuts, Name Changes at AISD
Union urges wait-and-see stance on funding at board meeting
"...Before the meeting, Education Austin President Ken Zari­fis said he was "mad as..."

Dec. 21, 2018 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

Election Notes: New Names for AISD, Council
News from the campaign trails
"...Singh has worked as an education consultant for two decades in Texas and Washington, D.C.,..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

How to Help Families Separated at the Border
Ways to volunteer, ways to donate, ways to take action
"...American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association..."

June 20, 2018 Emergency Post by Kimberley Jones

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Quirk rock, turntable antics, local pop, and more to keep you busy
"...and Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, debuted brutally melodic bilingual anthems like “Mujer Moderna.” Go Fever’s sharp local pop..."

May 10, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

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