Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Kate McGee

North Austin students want to unify in a school divided

Students at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy and Lyndon B. Johnson High School have developed a set of short-term solutions to increase collaboration and improve relationships between the two schools, which are located on the same campus in Northeast…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Kara Nuzback

Austin ISD will no longer suspend pre-K through second grade

The Austin Independent School District’s board of trustees voted unanimously to approve a ban on suspending students from pre-K through second grade at a board meeting last night. Trustee Jayme Mathias moved to approve the ban, which also prohibits placing…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Kate McGee

Austin teachers union pushes back on AISD immigration memo

Teachers and principals should not feel afraid to provide information to immigrant families about what to do if ICE shows up at their homes, the local teachers union said at a news conference Wednesday. Education Austin was responding to a…

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Monday, January 9, 2017 by Courtney Griffin

AISD enrollment expected to decline at slower rate

In the first meeting of 2017, Austin Independent School District staff presented mixed news to the board of trustees in its annual demographic report. This report is used to predict 10-year student enrollment trends within the district based on housing…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD greenlights new scorecard

At Monday’s regular board meeting, Austin Independent School District trustees unanimously approved the new district scorecard, a steering document that will be used to evaluate Superintendent Paul Cruz’s performance in the future. The scorecard uses new initiatives to promote the desegregation…

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Monday, October 3, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD backs off city amendment, for now

A potential disagreement between the city and Austin Independent School District board of trustees and staff was put on hold at the AISD board’s regular Monday meeting last week, when a motion to send a letter of opposition to City…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD postpones potential bond

On Monday, the Austin Independent School District board of trustees decided to pump the brakes on future bonding efforts for district schools for another year. At the board’s workshop meeting, trustees met with the Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee…

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Friday, September 16, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD drafts district scorecard

The Austin Independent School District board of trustees spent Monday night hammering out what success will look like for the district at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year. Preliminary talks focused on the potential use of new approaches to…

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Monday, August 22, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD has high hopes for restructured Special Ed Department

The Austin Independent School District board of trustees received an update at last week’s meeting on the recent restructuring of the Special Education Department. Board members heard from the new executive director of special education, Jean Bahney, about initiatives that…

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