The following stories involve Community Impact Newspaper's education coverage of the Austin area.
Q&A: Austin ISD teacher of the year winners talk about innovation, remote teaching and community
Austin ISD announced the four winners for this year's Austin ISD Teacher of the Year honors April 17.
Leander ISD superintendent to host Zoom meetings for students, staff
Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing has scheduled four live videoconferencing chats this week that will be open to students and staff.
Lake Travis High School students plan virtual 5K to benefit Bee Cave’s parks
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, environmental science students from Lake Travis High School were hard at work on a class project, planning a community 5K run to benefit the Bee Cave Friends of the Parks Foundation, which will now proceed virtually.
Lake Travis ISD superintendent Brad Lancaster responds to extended school closures mandated by governor
Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 17 all of Texas’ public and private schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Lake Travis ISD Superintendent Brad Lancaster quickly responded in a letter to the community.
Leander ISD has distributed 52,413 free meals to students as of April 15
As of April 15, Leander ISD has distributed 52,413 free to-go breakfast and lunch meals to students, according to LISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing.
Final fall semester grades to determine class rank, GPA for Pflugerville ISD high school students
High school students across Pflugerville ISD will receive their class rank and grade-point average based on final semester grades from the district’s 2019-20 fall semester.
The decision comes after a long discussion and final vote by the PfISD board of trustees April 17.
Round Rock ISD closes school campuses for remainder of 2019-20 academic year
Following Gov. Greg Abbott's April 17 executive order, Round Rock ISD has announced extended school closures through the end of the academic year.
San Marcos CISD, Hays CISD to remain closed through end of 2019-20 school year
San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD will continue in-home learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, following Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that all schools stay closed through that date.
Georgetown ISD to remain closed for the school year following Gov. Abbott’s announcement
Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s declaration to close schools for the remainder of the year, Georgetown ISD announced April 17 it will follow the guidelines and not reopen schools for the remainder of the semester.
Georgetown ISD special education teachers face unique challenges with distance learning
In a job that already requires individualized attention and detail, Georgetown ISD special education teachers are doing their best to make accommodations for students as they continue to learn virtually.
Updated: New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD schools closed for remainder of semester
Comal ISD will continue its Residence Learning Program that is offered through Seesaw and Google Classroom, and paper packets will be available as needed until the end of the school year, an email from CISD Superintendent Andrew Kim said.
Nicholas Cicale, Amy Rae Dadamo, Brian Perdue, Iain Oldman, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Evelin Garcia, Ali Linan and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.