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RT @lara_korte: Trump is set to arrive on Airforce One in about an hour. Press is gathered with “family and friends” in a hangar not far fr…
RT @aarickawash: @AustinISD The original motion to approve the #SchoolChanges2019 plan passes 6-3. A few people shout out to trustees: "sha…
RT @BronteWittpenn: HAPPENING NOW AT @AustinISD SCHOOL CLOSURE MEETING! Follow @Katie_Statesman, @aarickawash and I for live coverage of th…
RT @Katie_Statesman: Bombshell from tonight's #AISD meeting. The school district's equity officer says that "the map that you have of schoo…
RT @Katie_Statesman: "Our plan for selecting schools was flawed, it was inequitable," Equity Officer Stephanie Hawley said. She suggests t…
RT @JohnBridges: When Austin civic leaders announced @ATXhelps and cited San Diego as a model, we sent @MDWilsonSA and @jayjanner to see Sa…
RT @aarickawash: @AustinISD A community member read a letter from Luci Baines Johnson, the youngest daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson. She wrot…
I wonder how many ppl would have signed up had @AustinISD board not limited sign ups to speak to only 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Over 14 yrs I covered public ed, community members crammed in for chance to weigh in on controversial issues, though many didn't get opp to address board twitter.com/JulieChang1/st…
RT @marymhuber: Probably about 200 parents and kids outside of City Hall now as government leaders are getting ready to start a press confe…
RT @marymhuber: Dozens of Pease Elementary students and their parents are already standing outside the downtown school ready to march to Au…
RT @JulieChang1: What to expect Monday w/ @AustinISD school closure meeting: 1) 11:30AM press conf at City Hall w/ state, city & county of…
RT @JulieChang1: Tweaks in the 3rd version of Austin ISD's school closure plan. 1) Brooke ES is officially rec. for closure. Students go…
RT @lara_korte: Good morning! I'm downtown today at the meeting of the @utsystem regents. Follow along for updates!
RT @anxious_maria: @SenRoyceWest A Dallas ISD & college grad said she was made to feel that her "success was limited" because of negative c…
RT @anxious_maria: Good morning, the State Board of Education is currently discussing updates, but the hearing for the statewide African Am…
RT @IUPRA_UT: We are at another @AustinISD Community Conversation, talking with AISD employees, parents, and more about the proposed School…
RT @lmcgaughy: University of North Texas staff attorney resigns after using n-word as example during free-speech event, @corbettsmithDMN re…
RT @aisdparents: To ensure maximum participation and attendance, @AustinISD is adjusting the start time of the Metz/Sanchez School Changes…
The districts delaying start times grew overnight. Most Austin-area districts are now on a two hour delay: Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Lake Travis, Del Valle, Manor, Marble Falls, Wimberley, Hays, Bastrop, Eanes, Hutto, Dripping Springs, Lockhart, Lago Vista twitter.com/statesman/stat…
UPDATED: Cold weather prompts delays in Austin-area classes, office hours - News - Austin American-Statesman - Austin, TX statesman.com/news/20191111/…
RT @tasbnews: TASB offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, due to inclement weather.
RT @MarbleFallsISD: Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Marble Falls ISD will operate with a 2 hour delay. Schools will start and buss…
RT @GeorgetownISD: Sleep in tomorrow? The district will operate under at 2-hour delay on Tuesday, Nov.12. Buses will operate 2 hours later…
RT @LagoVistaISD: Lago Vista ISD is monitoring the weather and area road conditions. Any weather-related delays or closures will be communi…
RT @Jarrell_ISD: District officials will determine road conditions at 4 a.m. We will notify parents and staff of any delays or cancellation…
RT @GeorgetownISD: Sleep in tomorrow? The district will operate under at 2-hour delay on Tuesday, Nov.12. Buses will operate 2 hours later…
RT @RoundRockISD: Our administrative team is monitoring the weather. Parents and staff will be notified if there are any changes to the sch…
RT @JulieChang1: Just like with school closures we have seen in other parts of the country, the Austin ISD school closures plan disproporti…
RT @PhilJankowski: Meanwhile, these are volunteers from The Other Ones who and in a bit of a mad dash to help homeless individuals save as…
RT @kbrad5: Morning! I’m at Padrón Elementary School where we should be hearing from AISD officials soon about plans to get all students an…
RT @JulieChang1: Well, the district HAS to post version 2 of school changes by 6 p.m. to ensure the school board can consider it on Monday…
RT @MDWilsonSA: BREAKING: TxDOT will clear camps under overpasses starting Monday. statesman.com/news/20191029/…
RT @Katie_Statesman: The #AISD school board just unanimously voted to approve the revised sex ed curriculum.
RT @aarickawash: Breaking News: Austin's school district trustees unanimously vote in favor for the revised sex education curriculum for el…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: The @AustinISD school board votes unanimously to approve the new sex ed curriculum. After 3 hours of mostly protestors…
RT @AliyyaSwaby: House Bill 3 is so complicated, state education agency officials are still unraveling the details. That has resulted in co…
RT @aarickawash: The #AISD trustees are now beginning public testimony for the revised 3-8 sex ed curriculum. 126 community members, parent…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Tonight the @AustinISD school board is voting on new sex Ed lessons. More than a hundred people are outside, lining up…
RT @aarickawash: Tonight, @AISD trustees will vote on a new sex ed curriculum for 3-8 graders that will include lessons about gender identi…
RT @Katie_Statesman: Context here by @aarickawash about the sex ed curriculum: statesman.com/news/20191025/…
@statesman reporter @Katie_Statesman is live at @AustinISD. Proponents & opponents of proposed #AISD sex ed curriculum clash. Trustees are expected to approve new curriculum, which for first time gives lessons to elem. students on sexual orientation, gender identity & STDs #txed twitter.com/Katie_Statesma…
RT @Katie_Statesman: While shouting “trans lives matter” and “black trans lives matter,” protesters interrupted a Texas Values press confer…
RT @LuzMorenoLozano: Authorities initially said 14 people were injured, but that figure was later revised. statesman.com/news/20191027/…
RT @statesman: 🚨 The @statesman is currently accepting applications for spring/summer interns 🚨 The deadline is Oct. 31.🎃 We're hiring four…
RT @clothesminded: Another great article by @juliechang1. Thank you for linking to tangible research that shows at least partial reasoning…
RT @clothesminded: @StephBClayton @JulieChang1 @AustinISD @savepease @statesman #same
RT @StephBClayton: I feel seen. Thank you, @JulieChang1, for the nuanced reporting about @AustinISD #schoolclosures @savepease @statesman
Is closing a beloved school worth a modernized one? @statesman reporter @JulieChang1 takes an in-depth look at the issue facing @AustinISD: statesman.com/news/20191025/… #txed #txlege #aisd #AISDschoolchanges2019 #tellewa
RT @DelValleISD: Join us tonight at Gilbert ES @DVISD_GES for our next Interim Superintendent Meeting, Spotlight on Students at 5:00p.m. Dr…
RT @marymhuber: Early voting for the Nov. 5 election starts today. Here’s a look at what’s on the ballot in Travis and Williamson counties.…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Bless you @matt_barnum for this round up of school closings research chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2019/… I used to be a state wi…
RT @Poynter: Two knowledgeable sources, talking on background, confirmed that @USATODAY will phase out its print edition after an impending…
Afternoon update after @andreeball passes by my desk & asks, “weren’t there a whole bunch of those in there yesterday?” Um, yes. 🙈 https://t.co/EYzbDvnbYT
I keep a candy container on my desk “for my colleagues.” The now nearly gone rolos were spilling over yesterday...but only three coworkers grabbed one or two. Perhaps not the best idea to add my favorites because they stare at me all day #zeroselfcontrol https://t.co/gWrwrwTe9U
RT @MDWilsonSA: City leaders are looking at acquiring motels to provide housing to people experiencing #homelessness, potentially giving th…
RT @JulieChang1: I got a heartwarming call today from Travis HS coach Martinez who said he's received INCREDIBLE support from Westlake, Lak…
Ending this work week on a cheerful note, thx to sweet @instalyssa. Knowing my love of baking, she gifted me her cupcake carrier. Some yrs ago, other coworkers gave me a 36-cupcake carrier but sometimes batches just don’t yield that many. This cutie is lightweight & perfect 😍 https://t.co/dNTlfZCgtC
RT @RYHTexas: A celebration 12 years in the making! Hear from @HaysCISD about the impact of the #TxLege’s investment in full-day pre-K and…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Ok asking for money is weird so here’s a pic of my dog begging for a belly rub when i was working late one night! https…
RT @dhiott: Since coming to @KUT, I have been floored by the dedication of this team to the public service mission. Claire's commitment to…
RT @MDWilsonSA: Today has been a DAY in Austin's struggle to deal with homelessness. First, we learned #Austin's #homeless strategy officer…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: AISD: we did research other districts who have closes schools. we found many who did it poorly and we're trying to find…
RT @aarickawash: I’m here at the Board of Operations meeting at #AustinISD. There are 10 Pease Elem. school community members here at the…
RT @marymhuber: JUST IN: Travis County commissioners appoint Dimple Malhotra to replace County Court at Law Judge Mike Denton.
RT @ClaireMcInerny: 2. Rather than sitting in the semi circle where they are mic'd (what usually happens at info sessions), they are going…
RT @lara_korte: From @JulieChang1, how socioeconomic status affects the high school scoreboard. #txed gatehousenews.com/school-poverty…
RT @broocrum: In other, Marlin-related news -- Superintendent's August ouster cost Marlin ISD $68,000; TEA says it's investigating https:/…
RT @JulieChang1: After a #txed follower asked if poverty is related to football success in TX high schools, I tried to find the answer. I m…
@AustinISD added nearly 700 students to its attendance rolls this year, reversing a multi-year trend of declining enrollment, @aarickawash reports. The bump in students comes as #aisd weighs a plan that could shutter 12 schools. bit.ly/350k5gm #aisd #txed
RT @Emily_Baum: EXCLUSIVE: @LATimes has docs showing that 4 years ago, the FDA tried to ban vaping flavors to protect kids. But after aggre…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: It’s a packed house at Ridgetop Elementary, which is proposed for closure. The group asked for the meeting to be in S…
@statesman editors @TexAlejandro & I representing at @GAHCC #Celebrando2019 https://t.co/rvfEnaetde
 
also was in attendance but we didn’t think to nab a Statesman photo until after the event!
RT @psencikk: After all this talk about clips, did you know that you'll get plenty during an internship at the @statesman? We're currently…
"The district has thrown so many school communities into this grief and chaos" Maplewood parents say families were blindsided by school closure news, @JulieChang1 reports bit.ly/2mneijw
RT @PhilJankowski: Inbox: Manchaca v Menchaca lawsuit tossed. The South Austin road will be renamed, per Manchaca Business Association (Lea…
RT @JulieChang1: Multiple audience members have touted Maplewood's economic and racial diversity, and the fact that the campus is not under…
RT @JulieChang1: I'm at Maplewood Elementary School this morning for yet another discussion with the district about campus closures.
An @AustinISD official apologized for district missteps in rolling out a plan to shutter 12 schools as tensions bubbled up during the first set of Austin ISD community input meetings, @aarickawash reports: statesman.com/news/20190926/… #txed #aisd
RT @ClaireMcInerny: ***Nobody cares about my opinion but this is what I’ve been saying for months when this process started. This is SO sad…
RT @aarickawash: I’m here at Brooke Elementary, one of the 12 schools that Austin ISD is planning to close. Here a parent is holding signs…
The board room for last night's @AustinISD board meeting hit capacity quickly, with 100 parents and community members wishing to weigh in on a plan for school closures and proposed changes to #AISD's sex ed curriculum, left standing outside. bit.ly/2l8DCJA #txed
@Katie_Statesman reporting at @AustinISD mtg but difficult not to tune in after spending 14 yrs at school mtgs! Interesting tidbits: 100 parents couldn't get into mtg to speak on closures, sex ed big topic again, health care providers there opposing proposed telehealth services
RT @jessica_priest: ✨Personal news✨ Today is my first day as a regional investigative reporter @GateHouse_Media. I'm thankful for this oppo…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: The district and the parents negotiating 15 min to do a Q&A, before discussing in small groups. Parents also vocalize…
RT @PhilJankowski: No new camping bans as effort to update homeless ordinances falls apart #ATXcouncil statesman.com/news/20190920/…
RT @dhiott: Parent asks how the district will prevent teacher brain drain and loss of momentum at schools slated for closure in the years b…
Texas Education Agency officials have arrived in @ManorISD, reviewing documents and interviewing employees & board members. @Katie_Statesman reports the latest #txed twitter.com/statesman/stat…
Whoohoo! Welcome the new @statesman K-12 public education reporter @aarickawash, who started at the paper today. Please give her a follow and feel free to send her story tips. #txed #tellewa https://t.co/teXP5WAP1f
RT @PhilJankowski: Former council member Don Zimmerman sues city to block abortion access funding #ATXcouncil statesman.com/news/20190912/…
Rep. @SherylCole1, D-Austin, along with other local public ed activists, raise concerns about @AustinISD's multi-year "School Changes" plan, which proposes closing 12 #aisd schools, largely those populated by low-income students & children of color. Here's the statement twitter.com/SherylCole1/st…
RT @AlyssaMGoard: @melissataboada Fabulous! Congratulations! Thank you for all the great work you have done and will continue to do
Thanks so much, @BenjaminEW. Still think of you as my partner in crime! Miss ya in Austin! twitter.com/benjaminew/sta…
Thanks, @ClaireMcInerny! I know you'll keep doing amazing work! twitter.com/ClaireMcInerny…
 
 
 
 
 
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