Category Archives: East Austin

2017: MAYOR ADLER’S YEAR IN REVIEW  

We went into 2017 focused on addressing mobility and affordability, and we did get a lot done on both fronts as you can see below. What we weren’t fully expecting, however, was the degree to which we would have to defend Austin’s values on climate change, refugee resettlement, racial equity, immigration, and feminism, among many other subjects. When the Mayor said in his State of the City Address, delivered at the beginning of 2017, that the “world can completely lose its mind but we’re still gonna be Austin, Texas,” he had no way of knowing how accurately that would predict what 2017 had in store or how our city would respond.

We’re still Austin, Texas, and we’re getting better at it all the time.

Here are actions taken by the City and/or by City Council (not just the Mayor): Continue reading

JASON Learning Provides Austin-area Students Free Access to STEM Curriculum with Support from Dell

jason learningAustin, Texas – Beginning today, JASON Learning, with help from Dell, is providing immediate, free access to innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula to the Greater Austin area’s public schools. JASON Learning is a national non-profit that offers STEM education programs, online materials and interactions with real scientists through life changing discovery journeys.  All of these elements will be integrated into the Greater Austin area’s public schools effective immediately.  The majority of students and school districts served by this grant are from underserved areas of Austin. Continue reading