Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community

AISD is committed to the development of the whole child. DRE staff evaluate many programs which provide support services to promote healthy student development, and initiatives and opportunities to ensure well-rounded students, teachers, parents and communities.

Recent Publications

Creative Learning in Adverse Times

This paper describes the work done to advance CLI goals despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many successes resulting from CLI’s resourcefulness and adaptability was an increase in secondary arts enrollment for students in special groups (e.g., special education, economically disadvantaged, and emergent bilingual). In addition, CLI’s novel Season of Arts Experiences provided 28 schools who would not have otherwise participated access to 27 unique arts partners, contributing to over 107 total arts partnerships in the 2020-2021 school year.

Remote and In-Person Learning in AISD: Implementation, Context, and Outcomes

Much of the research on virtual learning during the pandemic references hastily assembled online education as a result of pandemic closures. However, in AISD, students either already had or were provided mobile devices, and students who needed WiFi access were provided hotspots. This report looks at student attendance and learning in Fall 2020, based on how students participate in school (from home, in-person, or mixed).

Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Foundation Communities Cycle 9 Final Report, 2020-2021

The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education is the program administered through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants. The Texas ACE Foundation Communities Cycle 9 program is composed of a compilation of activities at 3 AISD campuses that provide a comprehensive range of high quality and innovative out-of-school time opportunities for students and families. This report examines outcomes of program participants for school year 2020 – 2021.

Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area Cycle 10 Final Report, 2020-2021

The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education is the program administered through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants. The Texas ACE Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin Area Cycle 10 program is composed of a compilation of activities at 9 AISD campuses that provide a comprehensive range of high quality and innovative out-of-school time opportunities for students and families. This report examines outcomes of program participants for school year 2020 – 2021.