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Austin ISD Police awarded grant to elevate mental health crisis responses

The Austin ISD Police Department was awarded a $248,245 grant from the ​​U.S. Department of Justice to hire its own Licensed Mental Health Professionals.


Austin ISD Previews How Data Is Used To Engage Underserved Communities In Long-Range Planning

Austin ISD families got a preview on Tuesday of how data is being used for Austin ISD’s long-range planning, which could determine which improvements and new facilities are included in the next bond.  “Long-range planning helps us anticipate student needs…

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Austin ISD AP Test Scores remain consistent despite COVID disruption

The recent release of Advance Placement testing scores revealed that despite COVID-19 disruptions, Austin ISD students passed their AP exams at a similar rate to the last two years. The Advanced Placement program is offered in all Austin ISD high schools and…

New tests measure student growth through adaptive technology

At your next parent-teacher conference, you may discuss results from a new test at Austin ISD called the MAP Growth, which is given to students in elementary school. This test is new to many families because it’s only the second year Austin ISD has…

Sadler Means YWLA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with KVUE Meteorologist

KVUE meteorologist Mariel Ruiz said she is passionate about helping young women pursue careers in science, and that’s what led her to talking with students at Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy on September 24, as part of their Hispanic Heritage…


Austin ISD seeing results from work on cultural proficiency, social-emotional learning

While Austin ISD is being recognized across the nation for its work in social-emotional learning and cultural proficiency, the real effect is in the classroom.  “What we’ve noticed in the classrooms is that kids have a better sense of identity, but more than…

Celebrate your principal on National Principals Month (En español)

Send an e-card to your school principal to show them how much you appreciate them on this National Principals Month.


AISD.TV Nominated for Lone Star Regional Emmy Award for the Second Time in Three Years

AISD.TV is nominated for a Lone Star Regional Emmy Award for the second time in three years. AISD.TV snagged their nomination for their video Source to School: Inside AISD Food Services, a behind-the-scenes look at Austin ISD's award-winning food service…

Reading Academies begin as Austin ISD focuses on improving reading

Storytime isn’t a relaxing event in Priscilla Ayala-O’Neal’s bilingual kindergarten class at Odom Elementary School.  We caught up with Ms. Ayala-O’Neal when she was reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears, or in their case, Ricitos de Oro y Los Tres Osos.…

District provides equity assessment update

Austin ISD could move forward with a Request for Proposal for an equity assessment as early as Oct. 28, according to an update provided at last week’s meeting.


Worker shortage resulting in menu changes

Your child’s lunch may be different than what was on the menu because nationwide worker shortages are impacting our kitchens and suppliers. The big picture: If your child gets a meal that’s different from what’s listed on the menu, it’s partly because we’re…


Wi-Fi Buses Recognized With State-Level Award

Austin ISD has received an award for providing Wi-Fi buses to the community during the early days of the pandemic.  The Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management award recognizes school districts who try to mitigate risks to student or staff safety…