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Teacher salaries a lesson in priorities

Teacher salaries are a big slice of the pie that is Austin ISD’s 2014–15 preliminary budget. But compared with area school districts, AISD is lagging behind when it comes to how much it pays its teachers, Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley said. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin chamber releases 2013 education progress data

Helping to raise awareness about the mismatch between local job openings and student aspirations is one of the goals of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual Education Progress Reports. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Teacher salaries are a lesson in priorities

Teacher salaries are a big slice of the pie that is Austin ISD’s 2014–15 preliminary budget. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Southwest Austin

Austin chamber releases Education Progress Reports for local districts

Austin ISD graduation rates have increased from 74.3 percent in 2008 to an all-time high of 82.5 percent in 2012, according to the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual Education Progress Report for the school district. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Southwest Austin

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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