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July 2015

July 28, 2015

It is with great sadness that Austin ISD announces the passing of Trustee Robert Schneider, who passed away this morning at his home, surrounded by his family.  "Trustee Schneider was a tireless champion of public schools and a stalwart advocate for...

July 28, 2015

Starting early in school helps children get a head start in their education—and in life.From the littlest learners to college-bound graduates, Austin ISD offers a world of opportunities—including arts, athletics, health sciences and robotics—to help...

July 27, 2015

Austin Energy Green Building announced Monday that the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center has received an AEGB 5-Star Rating. The rating is AEGB's highest honor and is awarded to buildings that show a considerable commitment to sustainable design and...

July 27, 2015

Texas PTA has named Austin High School teacher Sebastian Espinoza as Secondary Teacher of the Year. Every year, the association honors five Texas teachers who dedicate their time and service to students while recognizing the mission and purpose of...

July 23, 2015

Maria Dominguez, a first-grade bilingual teacher at Rodriguez Elementary School, has been chosen by the White House as a Champion of Change for her efforts helping undocumented Austin ISD students apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

July 21, 2015

Every year, Austin Partners in Education trains more than 1,500 community volunteers to be classroom coaches and mentors throughout Austin ISD.Karen Yokum, an electrical engineer at IBM, has volunteered with APIE as an eighth-grade math classroom...

July 16, 2015

More than 350 students recently got the chance to spend a week exploring what STEAM can offer—designing toys, taking photos, programming robots and growing plants hydroponically.Austin ISD partnered with the regional councils of the Boy Scouts and...

July 15, 2015

When visiting AISD schools or administrative offices, please remember that the district requires employee badges or visitors’ passes be worn and visible at all times.Visitors to schools must check in at the front office. Visitors to the Carruth...

July 15, 2015

Republished with permission from the Texas Tribune. Original article.by Ross Ramsey, The Texas TribuneJuly 15, 2015Whatever you might say about the state of public education in Texas today, this is not the same school system Texas was operating in...

July 13, 2015

More than 1,200 high school players recently took to the stages at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to vie for the title of top thespians. Competing in six categories, Crockett High School Thespian Troupe No. 1924 placed first in High School Group...

July 13, 2015

Following the graduation of 450 seniors, Anderson High School announced that students who had earned International Baccalaureate diplomas outpaced the global average passing rate by 17 percentage points.Ninety-six percent of students who attempted...

July 9, 2015

AISD TV, Austin ISD's public access television channel, was recently honored at the Hometown Media Awards for creativity and excellence in programming.The HMAs promote and honor programs that creatively address community needs. HMA winners challenge...

July 7, 2015

Beginning this fall, new services will be available to students and families at Lanier High School, Burnet Middle School and Cook and Wooldrige elementaries.The support is made possible by a $2.5 million Department of Education grant awarded to...