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Split Council Approves Incentives
5-2 Vote on Websense and Dropbox suggests shifting perspectives
"...Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo balked at paying corporate incentives during relatively good economic times...."

Feb. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Price of an Education
As the Lege looms, don't bet the house on new money for schools
"...Gov. Rick Perry weighed in on public education last week, first in his own voice and then..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Column by Michael King

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

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

Here Today, There Tomorrow
Austin ISD Schools grapple with high student turnover – and all its consequences
"...affected than these stark mobility statistics suggest. Under Texas Education Agency guidelines, a school counts one of its students..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Lege Lines: Don’t Blame the Death Worm
The Texas House wants to kill off "film incentives"
"...Hyperconservatives like Matt Shaheen hate incentives. During last week's House discussion of Senate Bill 1,..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry on Power
'No energy subsidies' or 'No, energy subsidies"
"...different. In fact, he has helped usher plenty more incentives into place...."

Oct. 25, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Housing Blueprint Strategery
City Council works Merck, Housing Plan, Austin Oaks PUD
"...The City of Austin now has a proposed incentives agreement with Merck & Co., a Strategic Housing Blueprint,..."

April 17, 2017 News Post by Michael King

University High
Community colleges are pushing "college credit" courses for high school students -- but the education is in doubt.
"...counselor, hoping it would spark John's interest in higher education, suggested he try this course. John found he didn't..."

June 8, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Council: Get Your Motors Running
Instrumental Incentives, Rainey Street, and more …
"...light agenda, although Council will consider the National Instruments incentives proposal, moving houses from Rainey Street, and just how..."

March 6, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Jeb! Trains His Energy on Mastery
Please clap for Bush’s ambitious yet familiar SXSW EDU pitch
"...Monday (March 4) for a chat with Washington Post education reporter Laura Meckler about the future of K-12 schooling,..."

March 5, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

In the Name of Innovation
Council considers institutional racism, a suitor for Brackenridge Hospital
"...for the morning briefing (Item 35) on the economic incentives proposal for Merck & Co. (Merck Sharp & Dohme..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Pearce To Reopen
Education Commissioner Scott approves repurposing plan for middle school
"...Board of Trustees unanimously approved the campus repurposing plan, Education Commissioner Robert Scott gave it the nod. In his..."

Aug. 4, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

So What's the State of the State?
Gov. Perry gives budget speech to joint House, Senate meeting
"...about better funding for the Emerging Technology Fund, Film Incentives, the Skills Development Fund, and the Enterprise Fund, plus..."

Jan. 27, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Is TEA Really Achieving?
Examining the latest Texas Education Agency claim of excellence
"...Any time the Texas Education Agency boasts about what a great job it's doing..."

March 1, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Congratulations, It's a Biennial Budget
Conference committee approves $182 billion for 2010-11, now heads to floor
"...for the governor's office. Moving mansion reconstruction and film incentives to general revenue and spending the original federal stimulus..."

May 26, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Nov. 4 General Election
"...on the two hallmark issues for most Texans – education and health care – Bolton is keeping to the..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature

'Completing Communities'
A conversation with Kathie Tovo
"...Kathie Tovo: Educational impact statements – that will be one tool to..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Making of an Endorsement
"...on Sixth), the city can't give it ANY financial incentives, from the long list in the language of this..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

Down to Two
Runoff candidates offer views on city's future.
"...says that the young, Eastside neighborhood leader has the education and on-the-ground experience to lead on the sustainable growth..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Mike Martinez: 'Leadership of Austin's Tomorrow'
", pushing policies like we did on the economic incentives agreement, where we can insert our values. If a..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

Steve Adler: 'New Way Forward'
"...concerned. We're facing some pretty significant challenges: traffic congestion, education, resources, affordability, water. Austin is at a tipping point;..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

Testing, Testing, 1 2 3 ...
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics … and then there's the TAKS test
"...Commissioner of Education Shirley Neeley – a self-described education "cheerleader" – was..."

June 4, 2004 News Column by Michael King

The Future Is in Flux for the Texas Film Incentive Program
Texas loses productions to states with bigger and better incentive programs
"...Don't call them film incentives. For nearly a decade, the creative industries have been..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

We're 49th! ... Or Just Seventh of 10
Union and Austin ISD argue over teacher pay – and what to do about it
"...When it comes to education, Texans are used to being at the bottom of..."

April 9, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What's So Special?
Gov. Perry calls a special session, and pits property taxes against schoolchildren
"...this week at the Capitol, Texans should expect an education. Not necessarily about public schools and their needs and..."

April 23, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Money for Nothing
The Texas record on "enterprise funds" is even worse than meets the eye
"...know they compete on a level playing field? Where incentives are plentiful but well-regulated, allocated through a sensible, transparent,..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Brigid Shea: 'A Proven Leader'
Brigid Shea sits down for a Q&A on a wide range of city topics
"...a council member and I would say my deep education about how the city operates from my work as..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

City Hall Hustle: Who's Zoomin' Who?
Right behind the Hanger comes LegalZoom
"...No sooner had the last incentives argument sped away, another one zoomed in...."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...hundred dollars short of the raise proposal drafted by Education Austin, the local teacher's union. "We couldn't do a..."

June 2, 2006 News Feature

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