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December 2013

December 19, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, AISD looks back on the first half of the school year.In August, AISD entered the back-to-school season on the heels of great summer news: the district’s graduation rates have reached an all-time high. To ensure the next...

December 19, 2013

Dear Colleagues,  As educators, every day you open doors to opportunity for our students and their families. Thank you for all that you do, and for making Austin ISD such a great place to work and learn. As the winter break draws near...

December 19, 2013

Recently, a new education-focused radio show hit the KAZI airwaves, and its message could be transformative for many of AISD’s African-American families. Breaking Down the Barriers with Ms. Terry Russell is AISD’s latest effort to share district...

December 18, 2013

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the nation’s report card, reported AISD students ranked second in fourth grade math and third in eighth grade math in the percentage of students scoring at the proficient or advanced...

December 17, 2013

Austin ISD's Board of Trustees has established the Distinguished Level of Achievement as the district's prescribed graduation plan beginning with the Class of 2018.The trustees also approved the requirement of one credit of physical education and...

December 17, 2013

On Monday, Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the district’s strategic priorities for the 2014-15 school year.  The priorities approved by the board are to: 

December 17, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas--The Austin Independent School District released the following statement from Superintendent Meria Carstarphen after the Board of Trustees President Vincent Torres provided an overview of the superintendent's evaluation for the 2012-13...

December 16, 2013

Tonight, the Austin Independent School District announced 29 schools will be frozen to transfers during the 2014-15 school year, while another 24 schools will be re-evaluated after priority transfers are approved.Each year, the district determines...

December 16, 2013

Garcia to serve male students, Pearce to serve female studentsAUSTIN, Texas—Tonight, Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees approved Gus Garcia Middle School as the site for the Young Men’s Leadership Academy and James E. Pearce Middle School as the site...

December 16, 2013

Austin ISD's Board of Trustees congratulated the 55 AISD schools that earned a total of 89 distinction designations under the Texas Education Agency's state accountability system.

December 16, 2013

School Board President Vincent M. Torres read the following statement at the Dec. 16, 2013 regular board meeting:The Trustees of the Austin Independent School District have completed the annual performance evaluation of our Superintendent, Dr. Meria...

December 16, 2013

Community leaders recognize education leader for efforts to address disparities within districtThis weekend, the Austin chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awarded the 2013 DeWitty/Overton Freedom Award to...

December 16, 2013

All Offices and Schools Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 3The Austin Independent School District will be closed for the winter break Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3.All AISD offices and schools will be closed during this period. The district will resume...

December 16, 2013

Education Austin hears all of the time about the struggle for teachers to inspire students who are Title I to become great readers without access to high-quality books.Inspiring a love for reading and learning is a critical part to helping our...

December 16, 2013

Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, Garcia and Pearce will operate as single-gender schools, where our exemplary staff will deliver focused, customized curriculum that results in students’ continued academic success and provides them with the...

December 13, 2013

Dear AISD Community,Tomorrow, communities throughout the country will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Earlier this week, community members in Newtown, Conn. launched an online memorial, which...

December 13, 2013

AISD is dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of every student and staff member in the district. Families and team members should feel secure in knowing that safety is our number one priority. Please review the resources that help keep our...

December 12, 2013

For almost three decades, AISD has maintained its own police department. The district's police department establishes a safe and secure environment for our future leaders to learn, grow, and succeed inside and outside of the classroom.The department...

December 11, 2013

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen thanked St. David’s Foundation and AISD partners for their investment in the district's Social Emotional Learning program and initiative. In her Power of Us blog, the superintendent wrote:Today, the St. David’s...

December 10, 2013

Anderson High School has been awarded the National College Board’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. The school is one of only a handful in the nation to receive the prestigious award in 2013. The awards celebrate schools whose...

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