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School Finance Plan Headed for Hearing
Aycock promises no losers as Senate obsesses on vouchers
"...Can Texas avoid further school finance lawsuits? That's what House Public Education Committee Chair..."

April 8, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Who Killed Porter Middle School?
The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.
"...A school died in Austin this week. The causes were definitely..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback: Spotify Gifts Kealing Middle School
After the SXSW carnival leaves town, Kealing Middle School will have something to show for it – thanks to Spotify
" build a recording studio at nearby Kealing Middle School...."

Feb. 26, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
" hear a critic say, "It was a difficult choice, but...," take a drink...."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
"...On Nov. 6, voters in the Austin Inde­pen­dent School District won't just be selecting new trustees. They will..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: School Finance Bill Passes House With Flying Colors
Stickland only holdout on ambitious “Texas Plan” finance bill
"...House Bill 3, the session's marquee school finance legislation, survived over three hours of debate on..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: No Choice
When bosses say their hands are tied, handcuffs follow
"...humanitarian mission in support of his Foundation for Educational Choice, a voucher-promoting operation that helped lay the ideological groundwork..."

July 1, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Johnston High School Is Dead; Long Live ...?
Johnston High will get a new name and perhaps a new lease on life
"...The death of Johnston High School was a painful, five-year process. But the birth of..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Looking for a School Chief
AISD zigzags its way to a new superintendent
"...It's been 10 years since the Austin Independent School District last searched for a new superintendent, and to..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Patrick Bullies School ISD Over Transgender Policy
Lt. Gov. calls for resignation of Ft. Worth superintendent
"...anti-LGBTQ state official from Houston meddled in the Dallas-area school district after it approved rules in late April that..."

May 10, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Choice Is Yours
Rubber Repertory's Casket of Passing Fancy makes you 500 offers you can't reuse
"...spent the whole first week cleaning the abandoned elementary school we were all living in, because it was so..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

What Follows Five Years of Failure at Mendez Middle School?
Making the grade
" 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

School of Hard Knocks
Number Discrepancies
"...But schools are under increasing pressure to prepare students for college,..."

May 14, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

McMoldy High School?
For one McCallum High student, every day is a sick day
"...Deusen pulled her daughter Nika Perry permanently out of school last April – with just a month left until..."

July 10, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Chartering Middle School
Hoping to reach middle-schoolers who could go off track in a regular school setting, district moves forward with charter school plans
"...summer, 21-year-old Melinda Shaw will finally graduate from high school. The slender, ponytailed African-American dropped out of school at..."

June 2, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Getting School to Work
Aided by an infusion of new tax dollars from high-tech and other industries, Del Valle ISD finds success by investing heavily in school-to-career programs.
"...of technological innovation -- present-day realities in the state's school system stand out like smallpox sores. Texas leads in..."

Dec. 31, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

School Finance: Where We Are and How We Got Here
The Supreme Court's ruling leaves a lot of blanks for the Lege to fill in
"...a Texas Supreme Court decision that declared the state's school finance system to be teetering on the brink of..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

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

Obama's School Daze
Local schools react to the hubbub over Obama's school speech
"...President Barack Obama's Sept. 8 back-to-school message to the nation's children was, the Texas Education..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

2006 People's Choice Winner: It had to be ewe
Visitors to Austin City Hall voted on the 101 works of art displayed in the 2006 People's Gallery exhibition, and their top choice was Benge Elliott's sculpture, Three Sheep
" the votes they cast in the 2006 People's Choice competition – was the welded sculpture Three Sheep, depicting..."

March 2, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bill of the Week: Immunization Choice for Children
Rep. Sarah Davis’ HB 97 would grant children the right to consent to their own immunization for cancer treatment
"...Texans for Vaccine Choice are horrified by Davis' bill, calling it "downright UN-Texan"..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Reiter Right Choice for ACC Needs
"...higher education, as would his work with many Austin-region school districts. And it is refreshing to get an education-concerned..."

May 14, 2010 Postmarks

Sophie's Choice: You Were Expecting Mamet Mia!?
The gayest portrayal of heterosexuality. EVER?
" rubbery and eyebrows as wiggly as any high school musical...."

Aug. 1, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

My Body; My Choice
From Nathan Lane to Ahhhh-nold in the blink of an eye!
"...scandal ("This makes Elliot Spitzer look like a little school girl…") and the recent appearance on Oprah of Thomas..."

April 17, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Reservations of Choice
Valentine's Day Dining Ideas
"...little bit of heaven. Southwestern University was a small school, around 800 students; privacy was nearly impossible to find...."

Feb. 11, 2000 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

TPPF, Jim DeMint, Milton Friedman, and Me
Lunch and school choice with unholy free market triumvirate
"...tank sat in conclave with arch-Republican Jim DeMint about school choice...."

March 31, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Legislators argue over whether bill would drain or add money to public schools
"...A few years from now, local school board races – from rural hamlets to growing suburbs..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

On The Lege
School-Choice Choices
"...A bill to enact private-school voucher programs in Texas was expected to clear the..."

March 26, 1999 News Column

Farewell to Allan
Eastside parents watch AISD and IDEA dismantle their neighborhood school
"...From Shady Lane, it looked like any elementary school festival. Children played in a bouncy castle or lined..."

June 1, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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