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Monday, May 30, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: You don’t know Lanier High School

As part of the Austin Monitor in the Classroom program, a partnership with Google Fiber, we turn this week’s show over to five students from Lanier High School. Then Monitor publisher Mike Kanin is joined by Lanier students Joseph Correa,…

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Monday, May 9, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: AISD tax swap

Austin Independent School District trustees Paul Saldana and Gina Hinajosa join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about a proposed tax swap between the district and the City of Austin. Sponsored by Austin Water. Post is embedded below.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD, others ask state for $3 billion in new funding

Three members from the Austin Independent School District board stood with more than 20 other school districts at the State Capitol on Wednesday to ask legislators for $3 billion in additional statewide school funding. “For AISD, this figure is vital,”…

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Friday, April 24, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Why Texas isn’t paying for what it wants from Austin’s classrooms

Travis County and the City of Austin take part in a regular fiscal dance with the State of Texas over who pays the costs of government. Over the next three days, KUT News and the Austin Monitor will look at…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD board decides deadline for land purchase

The Austin Independent School District board of trustees directed district staff Monday to — after many years of discussion — create a timeline ending in January 2016  for the district to spend bond money to buy land for a proposed…

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Friday, March 6, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Council backs application for Obama Promise Zone

The Austin City Council threw its support behind an Obama administration initiative Thursday when it backed the city’s application to have a large tract of East Austin dubbed a “Promise Zone” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.…

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