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August 2013

August 30, 2013

The Austin ISD Police Department and the Department of Communications and Community Engagement is partnering up with the City of Austin Office of Homeland Security Emergency Management to host a citywide public education/awareness campaign called ‘...

August 29, 2013

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a unique all-girls school founded to educate young women and give them the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in college, in their careers, and in their communities.It's a public school in...

August 29, 2013

Credit by Examination for Acceleration for AISD middle and high school students will be administered this fall on their campuses during the CBE testing window: Oct. 14 to Nov. 15, 2013.  AISD students in grades 6-12 seeking credit for a course in...

August 28, 2013

AISD is providing an updated FAQ to employees that clarifies section three of the criteria in the initial FAQ (question 9, page 3), which was distributed Aug. 27. Specifically, children are included in the list of relationships that cannot qualify...

August 28, 2013

Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which he delivered on August 28, 1963 to more than 200,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The speech is considered one of the most powerful of the...

August 28, 2013

Before I go to bed tonight, I am mindful that today is Lyndon Baines Johnson’s birthday. LBJ inspires me because he was an education-focused, civil rights champion. Over Memorial Day weekend, I took my parents out to LBJ State Park and toured his...

August 28, 2013

Join Austin ISD for the official groundbreaking and construction preview celebration for the new North Central Elementary School No. 2.  Austin voters approved the construction of the North Central Elementary School No. 2 as part of the 2008 Bond...

August 28, 2013

The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC) Conference will meet Saturday Oct. 5. The conference is designed to educate and raise awareness of sustainability and environmental stewardship within the AISD community. The program will...

August 21, 2013

Dear AISD Community,

August 7, 2013

The Austin Independent School District has been awarded more than $70,000 in grants to establish summer science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs at Widen Elementary School and Eastside Memorial High School.The grants, awarded...

August 6, 2013

The National Weather Service recently placed most of Central Texas under a heat advisory until 7 p.m. Thursday, as daytime temperatures are expected to climb to between 100 and 105 degrees. As a result, AISD is triggering Green Tier activities—...

August 6, 2013

For the October 2013 administrations of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exit level tests, registration for out-of-school examinees will be online only. TAKS examinees (including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees) must register...

August 1, 2013

AUSTIN, TX­—In June, AISD teachers were among a select group of educators from across the state who attended “America at War in the Twentieth Century,” a professional development institute sponsored by Humanities Texas, the University of Texas at...