AUSTIN (KXAN) - Results of the Broad's Diagnostic Audit rank Austin Independent School District among the nation's top performing districts in several areas, notably strategic planning and financial resource systems.
"I'm really pleased to announce that of the 33 indicators, 28 were exceeded by the work that we're doing our policies and policies in the district," said AISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen.
Six of those marks were exemplenary, meaning the survey looks to AISD as an example nationwide.
Educators say Austin's No. 1 and No. 2 ranking reinforces the fact that AISD is on track as a national leader in urban education.
The results reinforce the district's strategic plan priorities, which include improving student academic performance, eliminating achievement gaps among student groups, transitioning from a testing culture to a whole-child-centered approach and ensuring that every student graduates ready for college and the workforce.
Light snow flurries were reported early Saturday just north of the KXAN viewing area. Sub-freezing temperatures along with a slight chance of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through Sunday morning.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.