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At a briefing before the Austin ISD board of trustees meeting Feb. 24, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen tells local media that she supports three-year contracts for professional employees.

Kelli Weldon

Update: Carstarphen accepts Atlanta job, Austin ISD board to discuss superintendent search at April 15 meeting

At a special Austin ISD board of trustees meeting April 15, the board will discuss its plans in the event that Superintendent Meria Carstarphen leaves the district to lead Atlanta Public Schools. more »

Apr 14, 2014 Austin Metro

Austin ISD board begins process for naming interim superintendent

At an April 7 work session, Austin ISD's board of trustees planned for the possibility that Superintendent Meria Carstarphen could leave the district to lead Atlanta Public Schools. more »

Apr 8, 2014 Austin Metro

Austin ISD vets potential names for North Central Elementary School

Austin ISD's board of trustees asked the administration at its April 7 board meeting to vet several name suggestions for the district's new North Central Elementary School No. 2. more »

Apr 8, 2014 Northwest Austin


During the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Education Progress Reports luncheon, Bazaarvoice CEO Gene Austin acknowledged the achievements of Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, who was recently named the sole finalist to lead Atlanta Public Schools.

Kelli Weldon

Carstarphen speaks up about potential Atlanta move

During the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Education Progress Reports luncheon, Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, who was recently named the sole finalist to lead Atlanta Public Schools, thanked the district and community. more »

Apr 3, 2014 Austin Metro

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At the SXSWedu Education Expo on March 4, students get a closer look at some of the resources available for classrooms.

Kelli Weldon

SXSWedu 2014 wraps up March 6

The SXSWedu Conference and Festival began March 3 in Austin and is expected to attract more than 6,000 K–12 teachers, administrators, professors, education entrepreneurs and other attendees to Austin. more »

Mar 6, 2014 SXSW

Timothy Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics; Meria Carstarphen, Austin ISD superintendent; David Yeager, assistant professor with the University of Texas; and author Rosalind Wiseman participated in a SXSWedu panel March 4 on social and emotional learning strategies.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD superintendent speaks on SXSWedu panel on social, emotional learning

Meeting high-stakes accountability standards cannot be a school district's sole focus, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen told SXSWedu attendees March 4 as part of a panel discussion entitled “Social and Emotional Learning Can Change the World.” more »

Mar 4, 2014 SXSW Education

A SXSWedu panel on community school strategies March 3 featured Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers; Allen Weeks, executive director of Austin Voices for Education and Youth; and Darlene Kamine, executive director of the Community Learning Center Institute in Cincinnati.

Kelli Weldon

Austin Voices leader talks about 'community school' strategy at SXSWedu

Strategies to save schools at risk of closure should involve talking with teachers and community members to get their input, Allen Weeks, executive director of Austin Voices for Education and Youth, said in a SXSWedu panel. more »

Mar 3, 2014 SXSW Education