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News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism

As Teacher Vacancies Mount, Special Education Teachers Struggle to Meet Student Needs

Nearly all states in the U.S. are dealing with teacher shortages in special education. Texas school districts have struggled to fill teacher vacancies for years. The situation worsened during the pandemic.

Kirk Watson, Running Again for Mayor, Wants Austinites to Look Forward

Watson, who was mayor from 1997-2001, says Austin needs a mayor with long-term, forward-looking direction —  not someone simply reacting to the day-to-day issues facing one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. 

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Nurses Rally at Capitol to Fight for Workplace Safety

City Council Again Discusses Austin Opera House Redevelopment

Texas Relays, the Largest Predominantly Black Event in Austin, Returns

Protesters Rally in Austin Against U.S. Supreme Court Threat to Roe v. Wade

4/20 Rally at Governor’s Mansion Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

UT Professors: ‘Anti-Critical Race Theory’ Law Is Attempt to Avoid Historical Truth

In a series of interviews with UT professors in March and April, most said the law is an affront to the teaching of historical truth regarding racism.

Responsibility for Ukrainian Refugees Shifts to Individual American Sponsors Like Austin Woman

In the absence of a more robust immigration system, American citizens are hosting refugees, assuming financial responsibility and assisting with the resettlement process.

Increased Production Could Lead to More Methane in the Permian Basin

How a UT-Austin Program is Helping Students of Color Study Abroad 

Fiesta’s Return Proved San Antonio Still Knows How To Celebrate Culture

With White Tablecloths and a Storied History, Headliners Club Seeks to Maintain Relevance in Changing Austin