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Five terms expired on the Austin ISD board of trustees in November 2014, including At-Large Position 9.

Kelli Weldon

Voters decide three Austin ISD board runoff elections

Voters are choosing their representatives for three contested seats on the Austin ISD board of trustees in Dec. 16 runoff elections. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:12 PM Vote Central Texas

Austin ISD interim superintendent Paul Cruz, seen here at a community forum Saturday, Dec. 13, could be named the school district's permanent superintendent. The AISD board of trustees is slated to take a formal vote on hiring a new superintendent sometime in January.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board names Cruz sole finalist in superintendent search

In a unanimous vote Dec. 15, the Austin ISD board of trustees named interim Superintendent Paul Cruz the sole finalist in the district’s search for a new superintendent. more »

Dec 16, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

At a news conference Dec. 3, Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz says he is honored to have the opportunity to be considered as a candidate for superintendent.

Kelli Weldon

Two Austin ISD superintendent candidates withdraw from consideration

Two Austin ISD superintendent candidates have withdrawn from consideration, making interim Superintendent Paul Cruz the only candidate, Austin ISD announced Dec. 10. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz speaks to local media following the April 15 AISD board of trustees meeting at which he was appointed.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board plans new forum with superintendent candidates, invites interim to participate

Austinites could have the opportunity to question three Austin ISD superintendent candidates, including Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz, at a public forum Dec. 13 at Lanier High School as a result of votes at an Austin ISD board of trustees meeting. more »

Dec 9, 2014 12:53 AM Austin Metro

At a news conference Dec. 3, Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz says he is honored to have the opportunity to be considered as a candidate for superintendent.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board considers Cruz as district superintendent candidate

The Austin ISD board of trustees wants to pave the way for Paul Cruz, the school district’s interim superintendent, to become its permanent superintendent, board President Vincent Torres said at a news conference Dec. 3. more »

Dec 3, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Trustee Lori Moya (left) speaks during an Austin ISD board of trustees work session Dec. 1.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD develops district technology plan

Bringing technology into classrooms is the focus of Austin ISD’s districtwide technology plan, which the board of trustees discussed at its Dec. 1 work session. more »

Dec 2, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz speaks during a Dec. 1 work session of the AISD board of trustees.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD gears up to develop FY2016 budget

At a Dec. 1 work session, the Austin ISD board of trustees discussed plans for its FY2016 budget in the face of tight finances, an upcoming legislative session and declining enrollment. more »

Dec 2, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Debate features Austin ISD school board at-large candidates

Early voting starts Dec. 1, and two candidates facing off for the at-large seat on the Austin ISD board of trustees will answer questions Dec. 2 at a candidate debate. more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Three Austin ISD runoffs remain

Two Austin ISD board of trustees candidates gained more than 50 percent of the vote Nov. 4 to win their respective districts, leaving three races to be decided during the Dec. 16 runoff election. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

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 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

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

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