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Building a Path to Literacy
Educators and nonprofits work to close the achievement gap in Dove Springs
"...One of the challenges facing the neighborhood is literacy. Dove Springs' Consuelo Mendez Middle School is on the..."

April 8, 2016 News Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Leave No Child Behind
In a an excerpt from their new book, Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose expose Bush's No Child Left Behind policy as an educational Enron.
"...You teach a child to read and he or her will be able..."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Feature by Louis Dubose

The Secretary and the Reading Rainbow
SXSWedu puts Arne Duncan and LeVar Burton top of the class
"...announcement that US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins child literacy icon LeVar Burton on this year's list of..."

Jan. 11, 2012 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Full-Day Pre-K Tops School Wish List
Bipartisan support emerges for plan to fund full-day pre-kindergarten
"...support as a viable solution for the state's dismal childhood literacy rates; only about 41% of Texas third-graders are..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Carolyn Cohagan's Time Zero
With her new YA novel and her program Girls With Pens, the Austin author promotes literacy as girl power
"...school and an estimated 15 million girls are made child brides annually. Stoning is still legal or practiced in..."

May 20, 2016 Arts Feature by Michael Berry

Where Does Margo Price Get Off?
Willie, Billy, Loretta, and Nashville’s crossover queen
"...City when she was 20, embodies all the progressive literacy of country outlaw greats on two Third Man Records..."

Jan. 25, 2018 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

So Let Them Surf...
One Child, One Computer: Gary Chapman's Vision
"...Few people would dispute the usefulness of computers to children, nor would they argue that there exists a vocation..."

Jan. 19, 1996 News Feature

Kids
"...one visits this site! Mixing scientific principles with a child's creativity, the folks at the Austin Nature & Science..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

No Bilingual Blueprint?
Forgione's new blueprint attracts critics who worry it will mean the end of the dual language program.
"...applied phrases such as "working together" and "putting the children first" to his presentation. But as audience members rose..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...TRS-Care [Teacher Retirement System], managed care for medically fragile children, and mental health care are the three areas where..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...• On April 26, the Travis Co. Child Fatality Review Team released its annual report for 2005...."

May 19, 2006 News Feature

Postmarks
Don't Shelve Smart Growth
"...Mike Harris Set the Children Free..."

July 2, 1999 Column

Swoon for 'Dunes at Noons'
Brad Tucker gives young art critics something to chew on
"...Soberscove Press Artists' Board Book Series, a collection of children's art books made with water-resistant aqueous coatings and nontoxic..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Letters at 3AM: Where We Actually Live: Part II
The country the tea partiers want back no longer exists
"...of America's total population growth since 2000. ... White children are already a minority in 31 of America's 100..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

A-to-Z Guide to Education in 1999
"...E is for Every Child Can Learn. No excuses for being poor, for being..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Postmarks
How the WTO touches our readers' lives; and other hot-button issues like film reviews, bikes, and Kevin Fullerton.
"...WTO. Forget that. "Trade barriers" means such things as child-labor abuses, starvation wages, sweatshops, environmental crimes, and goon-enforced policy...."

Dec. 10, 1999 Column

Small Wonders
They just nabbed two festival awards, next up is HBO, and Ed Wood is their greatest influence. Meet Austin's most successful 12-year-old filmmakers.
"...recently won the Creative Excellence Award at the National Children's Film Festival in Indianapolis. Following close on the heels..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Postscripts
"...Book Award is a $1,000 prize for the best children's book written by an AWL member. Authors may join..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Books Column

Postscripts
"...Half Price Books has produced a children's short story collection titled Say Goodnight to Illiteracy, the..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Books Column

Muse for the Ages: Loreena McKennitt
Canadian chanteuse warms to vinyl and Texas
"...so much for her but for a generation of children growing up in a technologically alluring age. For her..."

March 2, 2016 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Dog Years
Austin's version of the Band – the Gourds – steps into those brown shoes almost literally with Old Mad Joy
"...the alt.country and roots-rock world, making the Gourds poster children for the post-Uncle Tupelo No Depression set. Keith Langford..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Promises, Promises
Two Austin neighborhoods vie to bring down federal dollars to help transform communities
"..."promise neighborhood." Based on the model of the Harlem Children's Zone, the idea is to bring nonprofits, educators, and..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...require frequent trips to the restroom. "A group of children afflicted by IBD proposed this legislation to me," Strama..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...leader has been charged with sexual assault of a child; in 1999, youth minister Charles Richard Willits was convicted..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature

Postmarks
I never thought the letters in "Postmarks Forum" were real until this happened to me ...
"...W. Bush will still be wondering "... is the children learning."..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Column

Public Notice
Who Will Fill These Shoes?
"...Two offices of the Literacy Council of Williamson County have Consolidated into one: The..."

April 3, 1998 Column by Kate X Messer

Bad Medicine?
If Austin's Public Clinics Go Private, the Poor Could Suffer
"...work for a while and stay home with her child, she currently falls in the "unfunded" category of the..."

Nov. 22, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Allan Rising
The Allan Early Childhood Center is home to a flourishing collection of nonprofits
"...campus has found new life as the Allan Early Childhood Center, a home for nonprofits that the district hopes..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...higher. We are talking about the lives of our children. Johnston will succeed only if everyone in this room..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Page Two: Grand Illusions
The only problem with wide-ranging, all-encompassing conspiracy theories is that they're wrong
"...of life, and common sense, cracker-barrel wisdom, and universal literacy prevailed. Many buy the common man as wise and..."

July 6, 2007 Column by Louis Black

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