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April 2014

April 23, 2014

Showing kindness and encouragement and presenting your best self can inspire others to do amazing work. It was a teacher who always presented herself in the best clothes and gave Elizabeth Anne Polk one of her bracelets when she was a young girl...

April 21, 2014

Tonight, Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees will recognize Superintendent Meria Carstarphen and nearly 100 students who have earned statewide and national achievements in arts, athletics, science and service. The trThe trustees' Special Meeting for...

April 15, 2014

On April 15, Dr. Paul Cruz, interim superintendent, provided the following update to AISD employees, families and the community:Dear AISD Community, Having served our students and families in Austin ISD for several years, I am honored and humbled...

April 15, 2014

On April 15, Vincent Torres, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, provided the following update to AISD employees, families and the community:Dear AISD Community,Tonight, the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Paul Cruz as interim...

April 14, 2014

AISD Transportation Department was recognized among the top 100 School Districts Fleets of North America in April 2014 by School Bus Fleet Magazine.  The 100 Best Fleets Program, which is sponsored by School Bus Fleet Magazine, recognizes and...

April 14, 2014

Dr. Meria Carstarphen established the Austin ISD Literacy Work Group to develop a plan for literacy in the district. The Literacy Work Group consists of 25 representatives from schools, district leadership and community members. Throughout the 2013-...

April 14, 2014

Dr. Meria Carstarphen established the Literacy Work Group to develop an action plan regarding literacy for the district. As an initiative of the Literacy Work Group, the Office of Academics is creating a digital press, Voice, for students to publish...

April 14, 2014

On April 14, Vincent Torres, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, provided the following update to AISD employees, families and the community:Dear AISD Community: 

Earlier today, Dr. Meria Carstarphen informed me that she had formally accepted...

April 14, 2014

Dear AISD Community: Today, I formally accepted the position of superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. I will work with the AISD Board of Trustees on a successful transition plan.As I leave Austin, I feel assured knowing that AISD will remain in...

April 11, 2014

On April 11, Vincent Torres, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, provided the following update to AISD employees, families and the community:Dear AISD community,The Austin ISD Board of Trustees met this past Monday in open session and Tuesday...

April 8, 2014

Many parents, and even many educators, are dismayed by the frequency and emphasis on standardized tests in public schools. These testing programs are required by state and federal law. Other than very specific exceptions related to English language...

April 4, 2014

AISD's 2014 Youth Art Month celebration—Art Can Take Many Shapes—highlights student artwork from throughout the district.Hundreds of photos, sculptures, drawings and much more are on display at the district art show inside the Wells Fargo building...

April 4, 2014

On April 4, Vincent Torres, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, provided the following message to AISD employees, families and community members about the contingency plan should Superintendent Meria Carstarphen be officially selected April 14...

April 3, 2014

The Austin Independent School District will host a free, city wide electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Austin High School at 1715 W Cesar Chavez Street.Consumers are encouraged to bring their...

April 3, 2014

Cassie Moffitt has been selected as AISD School Nurse of the Year and Victoria Valero as AISD School Health Assistant of the Year.For the second year in a row, this honor has gone to a school health team who work together covering two busy schools,...

April 3, 2014

Lanier High School, along with its community, neighbors, and sponsors, officially unveils the new Lanier Community Garden with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, on Thursday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. The Lanier Garden was made possible as a part of a...

April 3, 2014

Emily Smith, a fifth grade teacher at Cunningham Elementary School and an Austin ISD Demonstration Teacher, has been nominated as a finalist in the Youth and Education category of the Austin Under 40 Awards.Since 1998, Austin’s Young Women’s...

April 3, 2014

The achievements of Graham Elementary School have been highlighted in a video released last week by the U.S. Department of Education, which selected Graham—a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School—as one of only four schools in the nation to be featured...

April 2, 2014

The seventh episode of Inside AISD is scheduled to premier Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. Katiana McClellan, a junior at Lanier High School, will host the episode.      Inside AISD airs on AISD TV Ch 22 every Tuesday, Thursday...

April 2, 2014

Federal Report Cards for the state, the district and each of AISD’s campuses are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website, http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/frc/2013/srch.htmlThe 2012–13 Federal Report Cards are made up of five...

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