April 19, 2017

Team AISD,April is Autism Awareness Month, and at Austin ISD, we work hard to support all our students every day of the year—all means all.Teachers, families, community partners and administrators collaborate to help our students achieve their best...

April 13, 2017

Team AISD,Your dedicated efforts toward educating our students have resulted in significant improvements in student achievement in AISD, including higher high school graduation rates and ACT and SAT scores that are above the state and national...

March 31, 2017

Team AISD,An educator's true value is measured in the wisdom that's shared with generations of students. We can all think of a teacher who had such a positive effect on our lives.Our district is fortunate to have so many tireless advocates, who care...

March 21, 2017

Team AISD, Some of the greatest minds in the world convene once a year at Austin’s SXSWedu festival. AISD is proud to have taken part once again, showcasing our students and programming. Our booth at the SXSWedu Expo featured a variety of programs...

March 8, 2017

March is National Youth Art Month, a time to celebrate our incredible fine arts programs and to showcase the great talents of our student artists. At every grade level, our students create impressive works of art in all mediums, from photography to...

March 3, 2017

The old-school cafeteria lunch is a thing of the past at Austin ISD. Under the direction of Anneliese Tanner, our food services department is mixing things up—and getting rave reviews. Breakfast in the classroom has expanded from eight to 30...

February 24, 2017

Austin ISD has a responsibility to provide safe learning environments for all students. That responsibility is extremely important to me, and I want to assure you that I support our teachers and staff as they create safe spaces for students so that...

February 8, 2017

Team AISD,The 85th Legislative Session is underway, and it is a good time for our Austin ISD team to stay informed as we renew our efforts at the state level on behalf of students, staff and taxpayers.The board’s official priorities for the session...

February 1, 2017

Through the Austin ISD Literacy Plan, we continue to strengthen literacy inside the language arts classroom, throughout the day in all content areas and beyond the school day. Inside language arts, students are engaging in structured independent...

January 25, 2017

It's National School Choice Week, and we have a lot of great choices to celebrate! From a student's first day of class through their senior year, Austin ISD offers rigorous and innovative programming at each of our 130 schools.

January 18, 2017

People are talking, and we're listening. Since starting the Facility Master Plan process in the fall of 2015, we’ve hosted two rounds of community engagement meetings to get ideas about building schools of the future.

January 11, 2017

Professional Pathways for Teachers had a banner first year! PPfT was developed over the last three years from a collaboration among Austin ISD, Education Austin and the American Federation of Teachers. The program blends appraisal, compensation and...

January 5, 2017

With the new year comes a great reason to celebrate: School Board Recognition Month. The theme is all-star team, and our trustees are definitely deserving of that title! Austin ISD trustees are elected officials who volunteer their time, and they...

December 14, 2016

You made 2016 an incredible year! There isn't room to list all of my favorites, so here is my Top 10 list. Thank you for the amazing work you do to support students! Drumroll, please...

December 7, 2016

Extraordinary accomplishments are being made throughout Austin ISD. We have a lot to celebrate, and I am proud of the strong trajectory of our district. We also know that there is work to be done. Achievement gaps exist, particularly for African-...

December 1, 2016

A recipe for success can take many different forms. A record of achievement plus longterm strategies are a good place to start, and I am proud that our district has both. Over the last few years, Austin ISD students have made record-breaking...

November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time that is dedicated to gratitude, but I am thankful for you all year long. The Austin ISD team builds brighter futures for our students and our community. From the people who work in classrooms and on campuses to those who are...

November 12, 2016

This week, our students, parents, and families may be experiencing strong emotions and a range of feelings. During this time, we must demonstrate respect for all opinions and perspectives, and I ask that you continue to support our students by...

November 11, 2016

Do the Write Thing is more than a lesson plan. It's a life lesson. In the program, middle schoolers write about the causes of and solutions for youth violence, and the impact of violence on their life. Do the Write Thing is a great combination of...

November 4, 2016

The results of the Austin ISD 2015–16 scorecard are in, and there is strong forward momentum in our district. We have achieved significant growth over years past and are well poised to continue great work. While there are many indicators on the...

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