Monday, August 13, 2018 by Samantha Zern

Sánchez Elementary targeted for modernization

On Thursday night, the Metz-Sánchez-Zavala Modernization Planning Team voted to recommend Sanchez Elementary School for modernization as part of the 2017 bond program. The bond called for a modernization project at one of three campuses, either the Metz, Sánchez or…

Friday, August 3, 2018 by Claire McInerny

As fear rises among undocumented community, Austin ISD reminds families schools are a safe place

As the new school year approaches, the Austin Independent School District is preparing for more immigrant families to rely on it for resources outside of education.Leonor Vargas, AISD’s administrative supervisor of parent programs, said when there’s a rise in reports…

Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Samantha Zern

As under-enrollment trend continues, AISD searches for ways to keep kids and money in district

The Austin Independent School District’s enrollment numbers are predicted to continue their downward trend in the coming school year, affecting long-term district decisions regarding budgeting and other financial policy. According to the most recent demographic study, the district will lose…

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Samantha Zern

AISD shows progress despite state falling short of educational goals

According to a recent white paper from the outcomes working group at the Texas Education Agency, Texas is falling short of Gov. Greg Abbott’s “60×30 Goal.”The goal’s intent is that by 2030, 60 percent of Texan adults aged 25-34 will…

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Samantha Zern

AISD budget task force begins tackling $30M deficit

At the Monday night meeting of the AISD Budget Stabilization Task Force, the 31-member group focused on establishing priorities and procedures as it begins the process of developing recommendations to balance the district’s budget.The task force, made up of Austin…

Monday, July 16, 2018 by Claire McInerny

New principal hopes project-based learning will improve academics at Mendez

When students at Mendez Middle School return to school next month, there will be new curriculum – and a new principal.After Mendez failed state standards four years in a row, the Austin Independent School District agreed to let an outside…

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