Education

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Claire McInerny, KUT

Austin ISD school board approves $1.6 billion budget, after public calls to defund AISD Police

The Austin Independent School District’s Board of Trustees passed a $1.65 billion budget early Tuesday, taking $47.6 million from the district’s reserve funds to make up for a shortfall partly caused by COVID-19 expenses. The budget also includes 2% raises…

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Eight school districts issue warning to TCAD

Eight school districts that depend on the Travis Central Appraisal District to provide them with accurate property values are facing a serious loss of revenue as a result of a decision by TCAD’s chief appraiser not to reappraise residential properties…

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by Claire McInerny, KUT

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…

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…

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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