Category Archives: Education Austin

From Austin to China: summer school and subway diplomacy

  Education Austin and TSTA member Kelly Long just completed a summer school of sorts in China, summer school mixed with international subway diplomacy, and my family and I got to participate. It was a nice, educational break between the … Continue reading

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AISD has legal and moral obligation to all students, especially during immigration crisis

  While the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrants continues to promote confusion and fear among many children of color – including many who are American citizens and lifelong Texas residents – school officials must remember all their legal and moral … Continue reading

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Teachers continue to bail out school budgets

  Seldom at a loss for empty rhetoric, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was quoted in the Austin American-Statesman the other day as saying he will “continue to focus on making Texas schools the envy of our nation.” He should try … Continue reading

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A tale of two charters

  It may not exactly be the best of times and the worst of times for Austin ISD. But there is a right way and a wrong way for a school district to try to establish a charter school, and … Continue reading

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