| October 24, 2017
A day before the third anniversary of teenager Laquan McDonald being shot to death by a Chicago cop, members of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association and activists from Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) demanded changes of the city’s top law-enforcement officials.
| May 21, 2013
Austin resident, parent and teacher Brandon Johnson says that despite community objections to school closings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett have made up their minds.
| November 15, 2012
Austin resident, parent and teacher Brandon Johnson reflects on a recent incident in the lunchroom at a South Side school, which he says is an indication of a larger problem.
| September 6, 2012
The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Austin technology academy more than doubled its student performance over the last decade, thanks to Principal Shawn L. Jackson and engaged parents.
| September 5, 2012
West Side advocate Valerie Leonard looks back at the changes made by the act and talks to other activists about the reforms they think are needed for Chicago schools.
| July 19, 2012
Last week’s meeting was held to discuss the schools’ issues, assess past reforms and current changes in process, and talk about Chicago Teachers Union negotiations.
| June 13, 2012
Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th) says money is available, but school funding continues to be cut.
| February 22, 2012
They say the job is important to improve the quality of education for students who attend Chicago Public Schools.
| February 21, 2012
West Side residents sat in classrooms and pitched tents outside the building until the school board agreed to meet with them and discuss plans to overhaul the school.
| October 19, 2011
The Chicago News Cooperative takes an in-depth look at one of Austin’s tax increment financing districts.