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Public and Trustees Blast AISD 'Repurposing' Plan
Speed and lack of public input criticized in hearings
" redistributed to nearby Dawson and Travis Heights. The repurposing of Oak Springs Elementary and Porter Middle School would..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Frank Rivera

Johnston High School: TEA Allows 'Repurposing'
Generations of Johnston High alums ponder the fate of the 'Pride of the Eastside'
"...On June 9, the AISD board formally adopted a repurposing proposal for Johnston, and last Thursday, June 12, district..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

AISD Schools Avoid Repurposing
TAKS scores are up
"...It looks like there will be no state-ordered campus repurposing this year. On June 3, the Texas Education Agency..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Fog of Repurposing
AISD board president fits saving Pearce Middle School into the bigger district plan

Aug. 5, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Repurposing Ain't Pretty
Parents lay into AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Community Wants Pearce in '09
Survey response instructs Carstarphen to work to re-open Pearce this year
"...Use the old refinement and realignment plan as a repurposing proposal: 13% (59 respondees)..."

July 22, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Pearce Vote Monday
AISD confirms repurposing meeting to take place Aug. 3
"...they plan to proceed with the Pearce Middle School repurposing...."

July 29, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Grand Seduction
In this Canadian comedy, a down-on-its-luck fishing village spruces up to try to lure a big-city doctor to town.
"...oil company is willing to build a petrochemical byproduct repurposing facility in the former fishing village, but there’s a..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Pearce Repurposed: But For How Long?
Commissioner Scott decides not to remove the axe from East Austin school
"...that, after Commissioner Robert Scott ordered and approved a repurposing plan creating a completely new school on the old..."

Aug. 25, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Beauty Is Embarrassing
You may not know his name, but you know Wayne White's artwork from Pee-wee's Playhouse or his MTV award-winning design work.
"...has found even greater celebrity as a cheeky provocateur, repurposing thrift-store paintings into ingeniously dichotomous works made of dewy..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Designed To Fail
As Pearce may face another repurposing, AISD gets excited about single-sex schools
" around were dumped in 2009 under a TEA-inflicted repurposing, and the campus has been in a wild state..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

Aug. 4, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Just Add Students
The new Eastside high school takes issue
"...Part of the problem with the new repurposing rules, Forgione argues, is that the authors didn't have..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A New Lease on Life for Pearce? Not Exactly.
Pearce has been repurposed – but for what purpose?
"...When the Texas Education Agency approved the repurposing plan for Pearce Middle School on Aug. 4, the..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Plan and the Man With Its Fate in His Hands
The repurposing of Pearce Middle School
"...board of trustees voted unanimously in favor of a repurposing plan to reopen Pearce Middle School on Aug. 24..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pearce Closing: Scorched Earth, Uncertain Horizon
Pearce community is trying to work through the closure crisis
" AISD's seeming indifference to the threat of mandatory repurposing...."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TEA to Pearce: Drop Dead
School officials and community are blindsided by agency's decision to close Pearce Middle School
"...but giving the district the ability to present a "repurposing" plan to reopen the doors in August. "It was..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Next Initiative
AISD aims to fix problems before state steps in
"...fixing them before the state steps in with mandatory "repurposing." Indeed, in anticipation of the formal adoption, the district..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pearce Progress Report
AISD to present the new repurposing proposal "by the end of the week"
" closely with TEA, and others, to finalize the Repurposing Proposal for Pearce Middle School. We look forward to..."

July 28, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

School Bill Put to the Test
Omnibus school bill doesn't make the grade, critics say
"...includes significant changes to the strict rules on school repurposing and the perennial bugbear of teaching to the test...."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Johnston High School Is Dead; Long Live ...?
Johnston High will get a new name and perhaps a new lease on life
"...Johnston next academic year. Now he's pushing forward with "repurposing" the East Austin campus. While AISD hopes change will..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Who's Accountable?
The TEA's decision to close Pearce Middle School is the tip of a political iceberg
"...of finger-pointing in progress over the pending closing or "repurposing" of Pearce Middle School, there's one inevitable result of..."

July 17, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Welcome to the District, Meria Carstarphen
AISD Board President Mark Williams lays out the scale of the new superintendent's Pearce problems
"...The process of creating a repurposing plan is going to be difficult. According to Williams,..."

July 14, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Family Flight
Will AISD abandon its shrinking schools?
"...AISD says the repurposing plan is a way to make more out of..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts
Showdown on the fifth floor
" CoFA students, faculty, and staff, Dempster defended the repurposing of the fourth floor, citing the serious drop in..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?
"...NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first image onscreen, repurposing, as this film does, words uttered in the past..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Timeline of Key Changes
A decade of changes in Eastside schools
"...of intervention. The last decade has seen tumult, closures, repurposing, staff turnover, changes in leadership, and a general lack..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Young Judy's summer takes an upward swing when her Aunt Opal (played by Heather Graham) comes to stay.
"...or social context. Guerrilla art in her usage involves repurposing everyday items as art objects, thus metal trash-can lids..."

June 17, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our recommendations for the May 8 elections
"...Agency managerial intervention on campuses in the name of "repurposing," Schneider's considerable experience may be invaluable in at least..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

UT Axing Cactus Cafe, Informal Classes
Union board "phasing out" two campus institutions in August
"...student affairs Juan Gonzalez wrote that this is about "repurposing resources for the maximum benefit of our students," in..."

Jan. 31, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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