Making the Grade: Austin’s First Public Schools

Museum Exhibit or ProgramMaking the Grade: Austin's First Public Schools is an exhibit that explores the difficulties Austin faced in establishing a free public school system in the 1870s, and see what life was like for students and teachers in the early years of the Austin Public Schools – before the creation of the Austin Independent School District in the 1950s. See photographs, school ephemera, report cards, course schedules and other original documents that trace the progression of public education in early Austin.
Source:Austin History Center
Grade Level:Both
Topics:Texas Since World War II

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