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Austin ISD Board President, Campuses Recognized by Chamber

Austin ISD leaders and campuses were honored for their efforts to get students into college and expand educational opportunities at the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s State of Education and Talent 2021 reception on October 28 at the J.W. Marriott Austin. Why…


Student Talent Show Caps Hispanic Heritage Month

Austin ISD students finished Hispanic Heritage Month with 78 displays of student talent across 39 schools. From dancing to singing to works of visual art, this celebration was part of the “Proud to be Hispanic” virtual talent show.

Hate Has No Place Here (En Español)

The antisemitic, racist, and homophobic graffiti at Anderson High School is more than just vandalism. It was a reminder that the work of making Austin ISD a safe, inclusive place is never completed, and the community’s response is proof that the ugly graffiti…

Coats for Kids

Families can get or donate coats with Coats for Kids (En Español)

Students across Austin ISD are going to be a little warmer this holiday season because of Coats for Kids. Coats for Kids is sponsored by the Junior League of Austin in collaboration with Austin ISD. Along with Jack Brown Cleaners, KVET, and KVUE—The Junior…


Austin ISD educator selected as Bilingual Teacher of the Year

Luz Alvarez-Sims, Travis Heights Elementary fourth grade teacher, was named the 2021 Bilingual Education Teacher of the Year by the Texas Association for Bilingual Education.

Austin ISD advocates honored with HABLA awards

Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde and district advocate Gloria Vera-Bedolla were among 32 local Latino leaders honored at the Habla con Orgullo awards this month for their strong representation of the Hispanic community.

Austin ISD and Dell Technologies open new STEM learning center

Austin ISD and Dell Technologies celebrated the opening of a new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning center at Northeast Early College High School. The new center will provide students the opportunity to join the high-demanded industry…

Dr. Elizalde and Evan Smith

COVID, student success top themes at State of the District

Superintendent Stephenie Elizalde spoke to how Austin ISD continues to deal with keeping children, staff, and their families safe more than a year and a half into the pandemic. The State of The District interview was conducted by Evan Smith of the Texas…

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New COVID-19 testing method allows for safer classrooms

Austin ISD could test more students for COVID-19 via a new method where students from the same class put their swabs into one testing vial. Why it matters: This new approach — called pooled testing — could allow Austin ISD to target campuses where students…

Austin ISD looking for feedback via pre-K Survey (En Español)

Families can let Austin ISD know what they think about pre-K through a survey. Why it matters: Austin ISD is looking to improve the pre-K experience — from enrollment processes to communications and beyond. This survey will give us the data on where we need…

Austin ISD Hosts College Prep Week (En Español)

It's never too early to start thinking about college. That's why Austin ISD will be hosting Go Get It Week starting Monday, Oct. 18, where campuses will engage elementary, middle, and high school students about college awareness. During the week, students…

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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.