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Austin ISD could reveal top superintendent candidates Dec. 9

The Austin ISD board of trustees is tentatively scheduled to present finalists to the community Dec. 9 during an event at Lanier High School. more »

Nov 25, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Austin ISD administrators, trustees, educators and students were among those who broke ground Nov. 19 on the school district's new Applied Technology Center, which is located adjacent to the Anderson High School campus.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD breaks ground on districtwide Applied Technology Center

Austin ISD officials broke ground Nov. 19 at the site of the district’s new Applied Technology Center, which is situated on the northeast side of Anderson High School, located at 8403 Mesa Drive. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:15 PM Austin Metro

Financial services technology firm Q2 built out space on the first, third and fourth floors at Aspen Lake office building. Chief Technology Officer Adam Anderson said the lobby provides guests a first look of the company’s culture.

Courtesy Casey Dunn

Austin technology company developing partnerships with AISD, urban league for STEM efforts

Q2, a Northwest Austin–based banking technology company, is working with officials from Austin ISD and the Austin Area Urban League to engage students in pursuing software development careers. more »

Nov 18, 2014 5:08 PM Northwest Austin

At the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's 2014 State of Education event Nov. 17, Isabel Shelton, director of education and talent alignment, presented Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz with several awards recognizing the achievements of district schools.

Kelli Weldon

State of Education focuses on college enrollment, STEM opportunities

Boosting college enrollment and encouraging students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields were key topics discussed as part of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education on Nov. 17. more »

Nov 17, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Austin ISD board considers expanding LASA offering, discusses academic and facilities recommendations

Increasing access to Austin ISD liberal arts and science academy programming was part of the school district’s board work session Nov. 10. Trustees also discussed AISD's facility master plan and potential new academic and facilities recommendations. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

From left: School board trustees Ann Teich, Jayme Mathias along with Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz, board President Vincent Torres and trustees Gina Hinojosa and Amber Elenz were present at the Austin ISD board of trustees meeting June 2.

Kelli Weldon

Some Austin ISD board of trustees races headed for runoffs

Voters went to the polls Nov. 4 to choose their local representatives for five contested seats on the Austin ISD board of trustees. more »

Nov 4, 2014 12:00 AM Vote Central Texas

Susan Dawson, executive director of local nonprofit E3 Alliance, talks about graduation rates at an Oct. 29 event featuring a student panel at Eastside Memorial High School.

Kelli Weldon

Data: Central Texas low-income students' graduation rates rise

Central Texas graduation rates for low-income students have risen in the past decade and now lead those of major Texas cities such as Houston and Dallas, according to E3 Alliance data. more »

Oct 29, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Austin ISD to add 'gender identity' to anti-discrimination policies

Austin ISD’s board of trustees approved amendments Oct. 27 to add “gender identity” to the district’s anti-discrimination policies for students and staff. more »

Oct 28, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Austin ISD superintendent job draws more than 90 candidates

More than 90 candidates have submitted applications for the job of Austin ISD superintendent, according to Vincent Torres, president of the AISD board of trustees. more »

Oct 28, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

AISD faces drop in student population

Updated enrollment numbers released by Austin ISD as of Oct. 3 showed there were 653 fewer students in the district compared with the six-week period that ended Oct. 4, 2013. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Austin ISD moves forward with Professional Pathways for Teachers initiative

At its Oct. 13 work session, the board of trustees heard an update on the district's Professional Pathways for Teachers, or PPfT, initiative to design an approach to managing employees. more »

Oct 14, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Citizens communication could change at Austin ISD board meetings

The Austin ISD board of trustees could change the way it hears comments from members of the community at board meetings. more »

Oct 14, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz delivers his 2014 State of the District Address Oct. 6.

Joe Olivieri

Cruz touts AISD's successes during annual address

Austin ISD interim Superintendent Paul Cruz emphasized the community’s role in supporting education during his 2014 State of the District address. more »

Oct 6, 2014 5:01 PM Austin Metro

Austin ISD sets 2014–15 performance targets

Austin ISD has set goals for district performance in 2014–15 including boosting graduation rates and improving standardized test scores, Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz said at the Sept. 29 AISD board of trustees meeting. more »

Sep 30, 2014 10:16 AM Austin Metro

Austin ISD interim Superintendent Paul Cruz (left) meets with the Austin ISD board of trustees Sept. 22 to discuss the district's superintendent search and strategic plan for 2015–2020.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD plans public forum with superintendent candidates

The Austin ISD board of trustees met Sept. 22 and discussed holding a public forum as part of its ongoing search for a new superintendent. more »

Sep 23, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

AISD continues superintendent search, changes application deadline

The Austin ISD board of trustees moved the deadline for applications for district superintendent to Oct. 20. The board plans to discuss its ongoing search for a new superintendent at upcoming meetings. more »

Sep 8, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Austin-based band The Peterson Brothers performed at the Missing School Matters rally Sept. 3 to raise awareness of the need to increase attendance in Central Texas schools.

Kelli Weldon

Rally draws attention to school attendance campaign

The need to increase student attendance in Central Texas schools was the focus of a rally Sept. 3 organized by local nonprofit E3 Alliance. more »

Sep 3, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Backed by elected officials, education leaders and representatives from the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin ISD board of trustees President Vincent Torres speaks about school funding at a news conference Aug. 26.

Kelli Weldon

Education leaders call for changes to state funding system as AISD approves 2014–15 budget

The Austin ISD board of trustees on Aug. 26 approved the district’s $1.05 billion budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2015 following local education leaders’ call for a change in the way the state provides funding for the district. more »

Aug 27, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

First AISD elementary fine arts academy opens

Austin ISD has expanded its fine arts focus to include the elementary level. more »

Aug 27, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Bastian drops out of AISD board District 7 race, supports Wagner

Theresa Bastian said this week she has decided to withdraw from the Austin ISD board of trustees District 7 race. more »

Aug 27, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin