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Public School Bible Classes Run Afoul of Law
Classes violate state and federal provisions
"...In the Permian High School class on Bible History and Literature, students watch a..."

Jan. 17, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Time for a New Mueller Public School
"...the Mueller Airport redevelopment project is a high-profile, urban, public/private collaboration that has served as a national model of..."

Jan. 20, 2008 Postmarks

The Texas Hammer: Public School Budget
Steal from the rich and give to the – well, not the kids
"...for how Texas takes a big chunk of Austin's school district taxes and quietly funnels them away from education...."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Heads Up, Pandemic Parents:
Do You Want a Public School to Come Back To?
"...Just a quick note to all you public school parents who are busy setting up "learning pods"..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Davis Calls for School Funding Settlement
Says AG Abbott is "defending the indefensible"
"...General Greg Abbott, to "move to settle" the current public school funding lawsuit. "Now is the time to end..."

Feb. 10, 2014 News Post by Michael King

High School High
"...who are best known for their Naked Gun sequels, schoolteacher Richard Clark (Lovitz) leaves the private academy where his..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nicole Conley Johnson Joins Public Education Review
AISD CFO becomes fourth member of Texas Commission on Public School Finance
"...AISD CFO Joins Public Ed Review..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Judge: Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
Now what? Legislators, education advocates and think tanks respond
"...Dietz finally released his ruling yesterday on the Texas public school finance system, it was no surprise to anyone:..."

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Requires Masks in All Public Schools, Including Colleges
Local orders push back against Abbott’s ban on mask mandates
"...County ordered that face masks are required at all public schools, as well as city and county properties including..."

Aug. 13, 2021 News Post by Beth Sullivan

House Rolls Out School Finance Bill
Republican leaders propose $9 billion in funding for public schools over the next two years
"...Republican leaders in the Texas House of Representatives rolled out..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Court Rules Texas School Finance Unconstitutional
Dietz says current system fails students, must be rebuilt
"...Dietz today issued his final ruling on the state's school finance system: It is unconstitutional, and it is failing..."

Aug. 28, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Texas School Solution: More Guns, Less Money
Post-Sandy Hook bill would put teachers in firing line
"...Last session, Texas cut $5.4 billion out of public school funding. And now the gun lobby not only..."

Dec. 26, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

School of Last Resort
The Bad Kids highlights a high school's "nurture and nag" approach
"...kids will drop out. But Black Rock High, the school featured in new documentary The Bad Kids, is busting..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance: Still Hard
Panel approves recommendations to improve state's outdated school funding system
"...At the Texas Commission on Public School Finance's final meeting in December, the 13-member panel..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Weekend Warriors for Public Schools
Save Texas Schools and Texas AFT to rally at capitol
"...After a day of testimony at House and Senate public hearings on the state budget, public school advocates including..."

June 2, 2011 News Post by Ramon Martinez

The Med School Solution
A medical school, a teaching hospital, and a new health care system?
"...should Travis County taxpayers help pay for a medical school?"..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Making the Math Work on Real School Finance Reform
"Texas Plan" brings new money to Austin and other districts, but nothing's final yet
"...Greg Abbott the largest funding boost for the state's public schools in more than a decade. House Bill 3,..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

School of Hard Fox
Superintendent Jim Fox Is Far From Warm and Fuzzy
"...of parent-teacher associations from all over the Austin Independent School District convened at Anderson High School to hear superintendent..."

Dec. 13, 1996 News Feature by Roseana Auten

What Follows Five Years of Failure at Mendez Middle School?
Making the grade
"...as part of its new A-F accountability system, five schools in the Austin Independent School District received failing grades...."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

What School Finance Crisis?
The Lege considers school finance, and recommends ways to cut wages and fire teachers
"...Even by government standards, the Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance report to the Legislature issued last week..."

March 26, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Public Ed Bill Escapes the House – Barely
Dems – and a few Republicans – try to hold back the privatization wave
"...As public education advocates see it, one of the most frightening..."

March 18, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Back to School
From Dallas to the Border, Texas shortchanges its children and its future
"...distance the state needs to travel to address the school finance crisis might be expressed in Mean Republican Units..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Opinion: Even Post-COVID, A-F School Ranking System Should Get an F
We should take this moment to evaluate the utility of the A-F system as a whole, as it does not sufficiently capture the nuance of the work being done in our schools
"...For the last two years, alongside first-day photos and school supplies shopping, a big part of the back-to-school season..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Column by Rolf Straubhaar

Public Notice: EDU Tidbits
Plenty of school news, even though school’s out for now
"...Gina Hinojosa used to be president of the AISD school board and has retained an intense interest in the..."

June 19, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Pulling From TEA Report, Ratliff Argues Public Schools Better Than Charters
Ratliff gets rebuke from federal education heads for saying public schools outperform charters
"...Traditional public schools outperform charter schools: That's the aggressive stance taken..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Charter School Stirs 'Revitalization' Politics
Eastside revitalization or private profit on public dime?
"...Former Johnston High School principal Sal Cavazos is known for big goals, and..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Deconstructing the Public Schools
"...directly from the districts' budgets and redeemable at private schools. The cost of the two-year "pilot" program is estimated..."

May 2, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Public Notice: Which CAMP Are You In?
Privatizers launch new strategy for school board elections
"...In public education today, there are basically two camps. One side..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: No Help for Public Schools
Why the PPP only works for charters
"...With Austin schools struggling to reopen and budget cuts looming at the..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center
“Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"
"...in early June, as part of the Austin Indepen­dent School District's "School Changes" process, parents turned out in force..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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