Read top stories from the past week from the Austin area.
Leander ISD to review high school literature after parents raise concerns
After some “inappropriate” books were allowed in the options for high school book clubs, the district is reviewing the titles that were added to the high school language arts curriculum earlier this year.
Four recent changes to Pflugerville ISD's 2020-21 academic calendar
The Pflugerville ISD board of trustees voted unanimously Nov. 5 to approve four adjustments to the district's 2020-21 academic year calendar. Chief Academic and Innovation Officer Brandy Baker said the days were changed to provide additional planning and preparation time for district teachers but that the days will still be contract days.
Resignation consideration of Round Rock Superintendent Steve Flores on Nov. 13 agenda
The agenda for a special Round Rock ISD board of trustees meeting on Nov. 13 includes a closed session item to “meet in consideration of superintendent’s resignation and voluntary separation agreement.”
Williamson County surpasses 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus
Williamson County's coronavirus cases increased by 163 between Nov. 7-9, which brings the total number of cases since March to 10,011.
State seeks public comment on $4.9 billion I-35 project through downtown Austin
The first major overhaul of I-35 in more than 40 years is coming soon, and before it starts construction, the Texas Department of Transportation will seek out feedback from the public.
Taylor Girtman, Kelsey Thompson, Joe Warner, Ali Linan and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.