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From left: Austin ISD board of trustees members Amber Elenz and Gina Hinojosa listen to public comment with AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz at a meeting March 30.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board may vote on south high school land by August

Austin ISD could be closer to buying land in south Austin for a potential school site, as the board is planning to schedule a vote about the land purchase in August. more »

Apr 13, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt thanks her staff for their hard work. Shown (l-r) are Loretta Farb, Peter Einhorn, Eckhardt, Maya Reisman and Joe Hon.

Kara Nuzback

Travis County judge describes busy first 100 days

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt discussed her first 100 days in office on April 9 in the Travis County Commissioners Courtroom. more »

Apr 9, 2015 2:15 PM Northwest Austin

Austin ISD makes May 22 make-up day after weather closure

Austin ISD will use May 22 as a make-up day for students following its closure of all schools earlier this year because of winter weather conditions March 5. more »

Apr 8, 2015 10:16 AM Austin Metro

Central Austin teachers recognized as AISD teachers of the year

Three Central Austin teachers were honored March 27 as Austin ISD teachers of the year. more »

Mar 31, 2015 7:36 AM Central Austin

Austin ISD District 1 trustee Edmund Gordon was present at the board of trustees meeting March 30, 2015.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD to examine equity with self-assessment

The Austin ISD board of trustees approved a committee recommendation March 30 to move forward with a self-assessment on equity, diversity and inclusion in the district. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Teaching entrepreneurship: SXSW Interactive panel delves into changes in education

Can you teach entrepreneurship? That was the question around which one of the final sessions at South by Southwest Interactive centered. more »

Mar 18, 2015 9:57 AM SXSW

School Notes: Janis Guerrero Thompson Elementary School

Janis Guerrero Thompson Elementary School, located at 102 E. Rundberg Lane, received certification through both the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and Austin Energy’s Green Building programs. more »

Mar 16, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin Impacts

SXSWedu panel: IDEA discusses partnerships with school districts

IDEA Public Schools founder Tom Torkelson revisited the topic of the charter school group’s failed partnership with Austin ISD during a SXSWedu panel on March 10. more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:00 AM SXSW Education

All three Northwest Austin school districts cancel classes March 5

All three school districts in the Northwest Austin area—Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISDs—have cancelled classes and events March 5 because of expected inclement weather. more »

Mar 4, 2015 5:55 PM Northwest Austin

Austin ISD cancels classes March 5

All Austin ISD schools and offices will be closed March 5. more »

Mar 4, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

Courtesy city of Austin

UPDATE: Austin City Council creates task force that examines parkland uses

Austin City Council will meet March 5 with an unusually short agenda that includes the potential creation of a task force that examines parkland uses. more »

Mar 3, 2015 6:45 PM Central Austin

Austin ISD board mulls Mueller campus option

During its March 2 dialogue meeting, the Austin ISD board of trustees revisited its discussion about development of a possible AISD campus on a 10-acre site that is part of the Mueller development, which is seeking a school. more »

Mar 2, 2015 9:35 PM 2 Comments

Mark Kiester, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin, explains how the clubs will use the mobile tech lab with computers donated by AMD.

Amy Denney

AMD donates computers to Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin

Mark Kiester, chief professional officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin, knows all too well the power technology has to get students interested in the club. more »

Mar 2, 2015 10:23 AM Northwest Austin

Facing food insecurity in Southwest Austin

Food insecurity—defined as not knowing where your next meal will come from—affects families and individuals throughout the city, including parts of Southwest Austin. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz sits in his Sixth Street office Feb. 4.

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Paul Cruz

The Austin ISD board of trustees named Paul Cruz superintendent at its Jan. 26 meeting. Cruz, the first Latino superintendent of AISD, said he is humbled by the opportunity to serve district families after working for the district for the past nine y more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Parent group calls for investigation of Austin ISD superintendent search

Parent group Coalition Strengthen Austin Urban Schools, or SAUS, filed a request with the Travis County Special Prosecution Division this week to investigate “unethical actions” by the Austin ISD board of trustees during its superintendent search. more »

Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro 3 Comments

Local schools to delay opening by two hours Feb. 24

Austin, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISD schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to their respective websites. more »

Feb 23, 2015 9:49 PM Austin Metro

Update: Austin ISD cancels after-school activities

Austin ISD will operate on its regular schedule Feb. 23 and continue to monitor weather to determine whether inclement weather will affect tomorrow's schedule, according to a district statement. more »

Feb 23, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Pilot program brings fresh options to O. Henry Middle School

O. Henry Middle School partnered with California-based Revolution Foods as part of a pilot program that brings high-quality, freshly-prepared food to its cafeteria daily. more »

Feb 10, 2015 3:04 PM Austin Metro

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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Committee created to examine Austin affordability issues

The group is tasked with reviewing best practices from other cities to help create and maintain policies that promote affordability in Austin. The new committee is expected to tackle various topics such as education, child care, food, housing, transp more »

Jan 30, 2015 8:09 AM Central Austin