Education

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by Claire McInerny

UT Austin to give free tuition to low-income Texas students

The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted Tuesday to offer full tuition assistance to more UT Austin students, adding $160 million to an endowment to help cover costs.Undergraduates from Texas who come from families making up to $65,000…

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Trustees cast doubt on success of UT partnership program

At its Aug. 28 meeting, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an interlocal agreement with the University of Texas at Austin to renew the Literacy First program at 22 Austin schools for the coming school year, but…

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Jo Clifton

City, AISD agree on Bowie expansion rules

The city and the Austin Independent School District have reached an agreement on how the district can expand Bowie High School even though it is over the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Zone of the Edwards Aquifer.City Council voted unanimously at…

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,…

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.

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,” said…

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