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August 2015

August 31, 2015

The Early College High School Program—previously available only at LBJ and Reagan high schools—expanded to Travis High School this year.The program is a partnership between Austin ISD and Austin Community College and allows students to earn up to 60...

August 31, 2015

Austin ISD is working to expand our advanced academics in our South Austin schools, and we want to hear from you. We've created a survey to give you the opportunity to tell us what you know about current academic options and what you think we...

August 27, 2015

Beginning Aug. 28, community members can sign up by phone to participate in the public comment portion of Austin ISD board meetings. Registration is from 1–5 p.m. the Friday before a board meeting and 7:45 a.m.–7 p.m. the day of a board meeting...

August 25, 2015

Welcome back to the start of another school year at Austin ISD! I hope you had time to relax and create lasting memories with loved ones. As you take your best practices back to your classrooms and campuses, I want to welcome you with the action-...

August 19, 2015

Team AISD:Please join Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz and the AISD team for a back-to-school Tweet Chat about innovation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. A Tweet Chat is a live Twitter event, which invites users to engage in a focused...

August 13, 2015

Today, Commissioner of Education Michael Williams named Patty Hill, an algebra teacher at Kealing Middle School, as a finalist for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This is the highest recognition a...

August 12, 2015

According to the Texas Education Agency's preliminary state accountability ratings released last week, 111 Austin ISD schools earned the highest rating possible on the state's accountability system.Under the state accountability system, all public...

August 11, 2015

Austin ISD Board of Trustees have decided to appoint someone to fill the vacant District 7 seat. The passing of Trustee Robert Schneider in July meant an open seat on the board. Trustees were facing an Aug. 11 deadline to notify Travis County if...

August 11, 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...

August 11, 2015

The Career and Technology Association of Texas has recognized Danny Wynn as the Area IV Champion of the Year.Wynn has been an instructor at the LBJ High School Fire Academy for nine years and has worked for the Austin Fire Department since 2001. ...

August 6, 2015

The recent death of District 7 Trustee Robert Schneider has triggered inquiries about the resulting responsibilities of the Austin ISD Board of Trustees. The board will meet Aug. 10 to discuss its options and determine next steps.The board may fill...