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Most voting precincts, including the Carver library branch location in East Austin, had lines out the door during the Nov. 4 election. So far, only 6.11 percent of registered voters have cast ballots for the Dec. 16 runoff election.

Joe Lanane

Turnout for Austin runoff election likely to be cut in half

​With three days left for early voting, only 6.11 percent of registered voters had cast their ballot. A total of 33,751 people had participated in early voting by Dec. 9 of the 552,192 people eligible in Travis County. more »

Dec 10, 2014 2:46 PM Central Austin

Members of the public have continued to voice their opposition to AISD’s partnership with IDEA Public Schools to create an in-district charter school.

Photo by Kevin Stich

Austin school board decries high-stakes testing

Austin ISD joined the list of Texas school district to speak out against high-stakes testing for students. more »

Apr 24, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

AISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen speaks to a crowd about the Austin compact that will look to improve education across the city.

Kevin Stich

Austin District-Charter Collaboration Compact vows to improve education

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation publicly welcomed and commended the Austin District-Charter Collaboration Compact—composed of the Austin Independent School District and local charter schools—on Feb. 28 at the KIPP Austin Public Schools campus. more »

Feb 29, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Follow-up: IDEA signed charter school contract after Dec. 19 Austin ISD meeting

Austin Independent School District public relations confirmed that within 24 hours after the board of trustees approved to establish an in-district charter school in collaboration with IDEA Public Schools, IDEA CEO Tom Torkelson signed the contract. more »

Jan 27, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Local districts join lawsuit against state

The lawsuit suggests that the school finance system constitutes an unconstitutional statewide property tax and that target revenue provides funding levels that are arbitrary and thus inefficient for funding schools. more »

Dec 16, 2011 12:00 AM , Northwest Austin

Austin Independent School District Superintendent Meria Carstarphen discusses in-district charters during the Dec. 5 board of trustees work session. The district may partner with the nonprofit IDEA.

Photo by Kevin Stich

Meria Carstarphen

Austin Independent School District superintendent more »

Dec 16, 2011 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

AISD considers creating in-district charter program

AISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will likely recommend the inception of IDEA Public Schools and Responsive Education Solutions charter programs within AISD at the Dec. 12 board meeting. more »

Dec 16, 2011 12:00 AM Northwest Austin