Gov. Greg Abbott rolled out a lengthy school safety plan that includes an app to anonymously report threats, expanding the state's school marshal program, investing money in an existing mental health program for troubled students, and some gun safety measures.
The Texas students spoke as an Indiana community was dealing with a school shooting that left a teacher and student injured.
A Principal Lost Her Daughter in the Parkland Shooting. As She Grieved, the District Tried to Dock Her Pay
April Schentrup told Broward County, Fla., school board members the district tried to dock her pay for missed time from work after her daughter was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Before Friday's shooting, Texas' Santa Fe High School was perhaps best known as having been at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case on whether students can lead prayers over the public-address system at football games. Now, it has joined an ever-growing list of schools that have lost students or staff to gun violence.
Tenures, on average, are shorter in larger districts and in districts with high percentages of students of color and low-income students. Women also had tenures that were 15 months shorter, on average, than their male counterparts, according to the Broad Center.
Central office staffers—like chief academic officers, deputy superintendents, and curriculum directors—face hurdles making the jump to the top job.
The country's fifth-largest school system is undergoing a massive reorganization that will give schools more autonomy.
The New Jersey state board of education voted Wednesday to start the transition to local control in Paterson.
Austin Beutner, a former Los Angeles Times' publisher who also started a non-profit that provides free eye exams and glasses to low-income students, will lead the country's second-largest school district.
Colorado teachers are expected to head to the state capitol on Thursday and Friday to call for more K-12 funding.