Austin school board http://kut.org en Paul Cruz to Lead Austin Schools As Interim Superintendent http://kut.org/post/paul-cruz-lead-austin-schools-interim-superintendent <p><strong>Update: </strong>KUT has learned from multiple sources that&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">AISD&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chief School&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.austinisd.org/community/hispanic-almanac/paul-cruz" style="line-height: 1.5;">Paul Cruz</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is expected to be named interim s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">uperintendent</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;at Tuesday's school board meeting.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:03:22 +0000 Kate McGee & Nathan Bernier 10211 at http://kut.org Paul Cruz to Lead Austin Schools As Interim Superintendent Austin School Board Mulls Two New Superintendents: One Interim, One Permanent http://kut.org/post/austin-school-board-mulls-two-new-superintendents-one-interim-one-permanent <p class="p1">Austin ISD Superintendent&nbsp;Meria&nbsp;Carstarphen&nbsp;is expected to <a href="http://kut.org/post/austin-school-superintendent-carstarphen-leaving-atlanta">leave to head Atlanta's public&nbsp;schools</a> in the coming weeks or months. The Austin&nbsp;School Board is just beginning the&nbsp;search for a new superintendent –&nbsp;and one to serve in the interim.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">On Monday night, they talked about the process to appoint an interim superintendent, as well as hiring an outside company to help find a replacement for&nbsp;Carstarphen.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143713925&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:11:17 +0000 Kate McGee 10148 at http://kut.org Austin School Board Mulls Two New Superintendents: One Interim, One Permanent As Austin Grows, Enrollment May Plateau in Some AISD Schools http://kut.org/post/austin-grows-enrollment-may-plateau-some-aisd-schools <p>As more people are expected to continue to move to the Austin area, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he <a href="http://austinisd.org">Austin Independent School District</a> predicts enrollment in city schools to stay relatively flat over the next ten years. At an AISD</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;school board meeting last night, board members suggested by</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the year 2023, the Austin school district is predicted to have about 350 fewer students than it does right now. </span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:22:10 +0000 Kate McGee 9539 at http://kut.org As Austin Grows, Enrollment May Plateau in Some AISD Schools New Accountability Standards Add Uncertainty to Failing Austin Schools http://kut.org/post/new-accountability-standards-add-uncertainty-failing-austin-schools <p>The Austin School Board approved a set of plans Monday night for 11 schools that need improvement under the Texas Education Agency’s&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/post/your-kids-campus-will-get-letter-grade-next-school-year">new accountability standards</a>.</p><p>But as it rolls out year-long plans requiring monthly TEA visits and evaluations, it awaits new changes to the standards for this academic year.</p><p>“It’s going to keep us very focused," says Paul Cruz, AISD Chief Schools Officer. "We don’t know what the performance standards are going to be,&nbsp;but that’s also for every school in state of Texas."</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117625268" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Kate McGee 9043 at http://kut.org New Accountability Standards Add Uncertainty to Failing Austin Schools What It's Like to be a Dyslexic Student in Austin http://kut.org/post/what-its-be-dyslexic-student-austin <p>High school freshman Ben Shrader was in kindergarten when he realized he learned differently than other kids.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;d be pulled out of the class at nap time and at break time and those were the best times of day besides recess,&quot; he says jokingly. Instead of napping, Shrader received reading therapy to help his severe dyslexia, which made it extremely difficult to read. &ldquo;It was also as if the letters were 3-D&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;as if you were wearing 3-D glasses and you were trying to read,&quot; Shrader remembers.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F113809541" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:44:33 +0000 Kate McGee 8858 at http://kut.org What It's Like to be a Dyslexic Student in Austin Update: AISD Board Approves Johns Hopkins As Eastside Memorial Partner http://kut.org/post/update-aisd-board-approves-johns-hopkins-eastside-memorial-partner <p><strong>Update (10:14 p.m.):</strong> The Austin School Board Monday night unanimously approved a committee recommendation to partner with Johns Hopkins University to help run Eastside Memorial High School. The decision comes after years of debate between community and school board members over the future of Eastside, a school that has been underperforming for almost a decade.</p><p>"I think this is just the beginning," Trustee Gina&nbsp;Hinojosa&nbsp;said at Monday's meeting.</p><p>More than 15 community members spoke in support of Johns Hopkins University's Talent Development Secondary program. It was recommended by a committee of parents, teachers and AISD officials. The committee reviewed five proposals before making its recommendation.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 03:14:44 +0000 Kate McGee 7640 at http://kut.org Update: AISD Board Approves Johns Hopkins As Eastside Memorial Partner