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UT Greek Life Struggles to Adhere to Pandemic Protocols

On the 2020 season’s first game-day Saturday, things seemed pretty normal for a University of Texas football weekend — pre-pandemic normal. At the Texas Rho fraternity house, dozens of UT students partied together in person. A leaked SnapChat video from inside the event showed attendees singing “The Eyes of Texas,” and standing shoulder to shoulder underneath a balcony packed […]

Amid National Controversy, Austin For-Profit College Consulting Firm Going Strong

Hundreds students attend Berkeley2 Academy, a for-profit college consulting firm in Austin.

UT Dell Medical School’s Unconscious Bias Training Seeks to Improve Awareness in Healthcare

By eliminating bias, educators hope to improve dismal maternal mortality rates among African-American women.

Journalism Schools Look to Prepare Students to Confront Sexual Harassment

Journalists say schools should prepare students to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace.

Oct 24, 2020

Central Texas School Social Workers and Counselors Face Pandemic-related Challenges

Since the pandemic forced schools to limit in-person classes, social workers and counselors have struggled to maintain relationships with students. In addition to the difficulty of staying in touch with students virtually, social workers have had to navigate what experts call a mental health crisis. Social isolation, increased screen time and pandemic-related stress have combined to make the perfect storm for students dealing with mental health challenges.

Oct 17, 2020

Parents Navigate Virtual Learning for Kids

As a full-time restaurant manager and mother of three young boys, Carolina Benitez has a lot on her plate already. She works 55 hours each week and spends her two days off, Mondays and Tuesdays, supervising her oldest son, Jeremiah, while he attends school online. “I honestly am concerned that he will fall behind. I’m […]

Jan 15, 2020

Austin Teachers Say They Face High Levels of Work-related Stress

Some Austin teachers say increasing levels of work-related stress make it difficult to effectively do their jobs.

Feb 25, 2019

Advocates Continue Push to Lessen Importance of Standardized Tests in Texas

The debate over the proper role of standard tests in evaluating student performance returns to the Capitol.

Jan 20, 2019

School Trustee Woody Looks for Ways to Make Del Valle Better

The community of about 17,000 faces some of the most challenging issues in Travis County.

Dec 12, 2018

Austin Schools Increase Focus on Social and Emotional Learning

Austin school district staff say social and emotional learning has helped children develop the skills they need to thrive in and out of school.

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