Tag Archives: Austin Independent School District

Friday, July 2, 2021 by Claire McInerny

Austin ISD lost thousands of students during the pandemic. It’s going door to door to bring them back.

Fifty Austin ISD staff members gather outside Mendez Middle School in Southeast Austin on Saturday, fueling up for the day with breakfast tacos and coffee. The group is made up of central office staff, teachers and volunteers. The plan is…

Monday, December 14, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council committee hears update on effort to ensure menstrual equity

Members of the City Council Health and Human Services Committee considered an update on a Menstrual Equity Initiative, and how to fund it, at their most recent meeting. Meg Moore, community associate for the District 1 office, brought an update…

Monday, August 24, 2020 by Andrew Weber, KUT

Here’s how to make sure your Austin ISD student has access to a laptop and high-speed internet

Parents, teachers and advocates worry online-only lesson plans could widen the digital divide and exacerbate educational equity issues in the Austin Independent School District. To try to prevent that, the district, which has roughly 81,000 students, is distributing Wi-Fi hotspots,…

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Commissioners Court considers allocating additional funding for high-risk youth program

As public education moves from classrooms to screens in students’ homes, families’ need for support from educational institutions has increased. Students from vulnerable populations, in particular, benefit from personalized contact with someone in the Austin Independent School District, according to…

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