Austin Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde will discuss public education at The Texas Tribune’s Batch O’ Politics live event series in Austin on Monday, Dec. 13.

Join The Texas Tribune at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches in Austin for a free public conversation with Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde and Tribune CEO Evan Smith on what the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for public education in Austin.

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve witnessed its volatile effects on public schools, students and educators. Now, Texas’ elementary age children are receiving their first COVID-19 vaccinations. Join us to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic, and the politics surrounding it, have affected public education in Austin.

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The Texas Tribune’s Batch O’ Politics live event series features in-depth discussions with prominent elected officials and newsmakers moderated by journalists from The Texas Tribune. Find upcoming events in this series and watch previous conversations at

About our speaker

Elizalde has been superintendent of Austin ISD since 2020 and is the district’s first Latina superintendent. Previously, she served as chief schools officer for Dallas ISD, Texas’ second-largest school district. Elizalde serves on the advisory council for the Texas Principal Leadership Academy and the Cooperative Superintendency Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors.

This event is presented by Loewy Law Firm and supported by TEXAS 2036, Raptor Technologies, Texas Association of School Business Officials, Raise Your Hand Texas, Make It Movement, Educate Texas, Philanthropy Advocates and Quest Diagnostics.

Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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